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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 Not bookable


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   13:30 Not bookable

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Accountants' Annual Update Tue 17 Mar 2020   14:00 [Places]

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers will be coming in to give an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to how finances are managed at the University and is the ideal first course for anyone who will be working in an accounts area.

Not only does it provide an overview of how the University's Finance System (UFS) is structured but also which activities are performed centrally and which are done in departments. It introduces the concepts of the Financial Regulations and Finance Procedures as well as signposting where you can find more support, how to access UFS and what training may be appropriate for your role.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Training Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

This online course guides you through the scope of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

AP: eInvoicing in Accounts Payable Self-taught Bookable

An Introduction to the University's eInvoicing system, how it works and what actions/processes are completed by the department.

This on-line course will enable end users to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AP Part 1. The delegates will learn how to match invoices to purchase orders, add in freight charges and process invoices from other departments. The course also covers international payments including accounting for VAT and foreign currencies. Delegates will also learn more about month end procedures and AP Reports.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 1 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 2 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This on-line course enables users to learn how to Secondary Approve invoices within the Accounts Payable module.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) module of the University’s Finance System (CUFS) deals with managing customer information and managing income generated from sales and donations.

In this course we will be looking at some of the key aspects such as:

  • creating external invoices
  • creating internal invoices
  • receipting income relating to invoices
  • receipting other income

We will also provide you with some basic information relating to banking procedures and to the University’s Online Store (also known as eSales).

This course covers the essentials for keeping your AR accounts in order. In addition to showing you how to make corrections, receipt foreign currencies and the required month/year-end reports we will also show you how you can save time by setting up memo lines, sales persons and receivable activities for your department.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 28 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 23 Apr 2020 13:30 [Places]
Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This session covers how to make a financial plan, prepare it for upload to the finance system and monitor progress against the plan. It is a practical course which will look at the techniques and systems within the University that can be used for budgeting.

It is an ideal follow on from Budgeting part 1 and for those who have a good working knowledge of budgeting principles and want to develop skills in using the University budgeting tools.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 29 Jan 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Thu 21 May 2020 13:00 [Places]
Tue 14 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

« Description not available »

Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This introductory course is designed for new reporters - covering everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: This course is mandatory in order to attend either of the following two courses below.

What this introductory course does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Report outputs are explained in further detail in the courses above.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 4 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 25 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Cognos Refresher Training Wed 26 Feb 2020   14:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Have you previously attended Cognos training but not used the reporting tool since and would like to start using the tool again? If so then this course will enable you to get re-acquainted with Cognos..

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 28 Apr 2020 14:30 [Places]
Mon 20 Jul 2020 14:30 [Places]

Please note, this session has now been moved 30 mins earlier, now beginning at 12:30

David Hughes will be delivering a review of the 2019 Financial Statements for anyone interested. It will be an opportunity to get an overview of the results for the year following the year-end audit.

Finance Division staff only

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 4 Feb 2020 13:00 [Places]

An update on the Expenses Management System project - to take a look a the proposed system and ask questions.

An update on progress of the Finance Business Transformation Programme (FBTP), a large scale initiative which aims to shape and enhance Finance’s processes and tools of the future. Those working in Finance roles and all users of Finance services will be crucial to making the programme a success and, as well as giving you the chance to learn about the FBTP progress during this session, we would also welcome your views and thoughts.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Pensions new Tue 18 Feb 2020   13:00 [Places]

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the pensions section, gain an understanding of pension basics and discover how valuable your University pension is to you.

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Mar 2020 09:15 [Places]
Tue 21 Apr 2020 09:15 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 09:15 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:15 [Places]

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Business Information Team in Academic and Financial Planning and Analysis (AFPA).

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 12 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Thu 16 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend a day in the Credit Control Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 9 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Financial Systems Group, the day to day work and the major projects managed within this team as well as the relationships with UIS.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 21 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with GHOST to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

5 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 9 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 13 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 11 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 8 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 13 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:15 [Places]
Wed 22 Apr 2020 09:15 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 09:15 [Places]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 09:15 [Places]

To provide an introduction to the Property Accounting Services team and the activities undertaken in the Section

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 12 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 16 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Reporting Wed 11 Mar 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend half a day in the Financial Reporting Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Shared Services Finance team and to understand and have an appreciation of the interrelationships with other areas and the demands and challenges faced.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 19 May 2020 09:30 [Places]

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Division to spend half a day in the Treasury & Investments Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do. The Treasury & Investments team are offering two sessions, one on Treasury and one on Investments. Ideally the Treasury session should be attended before this one (Investments) however this is not a pre-requisite.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 14 May 2020 09:00 [Places]
Thu 16 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend half a day in the Treasury & Investments Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do. The Treasury & Investments team are ofering two sessions, one on Treasury and one on Investments. Ideally participants should attend this one (Treasury) before attending the Investments session however this is not a pre-requisite.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 16 Apr 2020 09:00 [Places]
Fri 26 Jun 2020 09:00 [Places]
Fixed Assets web based Self-taught Bookable

A course for departmental staff who deal with purchasing, monitoring and disposal of fixed assets.

Getting started as a Key Contact Self-taught Bookable

Each department has one or more nominated Finance Key Contacts.

They take responsibility for many day-to-day interactions between the department and the Finance Division, such as:

  • Requesting and amending user access to UFS
  • Receiving communications and reports
  • Requesting new suppliers

This course tells you all about the role of a Key Contact and what it entails.

The course should work fine on most modern Smartphones and on tablet devices too.

Once you've booked onto this course you will receive an email with the web link to access the materials.

This course enables users to learn the basics of how the General Ledger module works, how to run online account enquiries and how to process journals.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 14 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Thu 19 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 19 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 16 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

General Ledger Transfer codes are a particular useful tool to help you to manage your departmental accounts as they allow you to use surpluses generated in one account to fund activities elsewhere.

Grants and Indirect Costs Seminar Fri 31 Jan 2020   10:00 [Places]

« Description not available »

A short online course that provides a basic introduction to the key features of Research Grants and how they are managed in the University.

Please note it does not include detailed guidance of how to apply for grants (e.g. using pFACT/X5) – please contact the Research Operations Office for advice.

Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Tue 24 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 7 May 2020 13:00 [Places]
Thu 9 Jul 2020 13:00 [Places]
Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS Tue 11 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course provides an overview of the Grants module in CUFS. The course will cover how you can view your projects and awards, check budgets, perform on-line queries and run some CUFS reports.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 23 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course covers the day to day and month end transactions that need to be completed using a variety of tools in CUFS.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 25 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course will enable the participants to practice existing spreadsheet skills and develop more advanced skills within the context of UFS data. There will be the opportunity to extract data from the system and learn to manipulate, analyse and use it for reporting purposes. The course runs over two sessions and participants will need to attend both of these sessions.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 30 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 13:00 [Places]
How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) Wed 25 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

The session will look at more advanced formulas and macros using the recorder and VBA tools.

The formulas covered in this course include SUMIF, COUNTIF and INDEX MATCH which will enable the user to quickly summarise data.

Macros will enable the user to automate tasks within excel. During this session, we will use the example of needing to analyse, sort, split and send data to specific email contacts. Users will be introduced to a series of macros to reduce this process to a few simple steps.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Wed 3 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course is aimed at new iProcurement users and provides an introduction to using iProcurement for creating requisitions and purchase orders.

iProcurement is also available as an online course for you to learn in your own time. Choose from our available online options if you are unable to make the classroom dates or prefer to study in this way.

5 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 3 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 21 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 13 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 8 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Fri 24 Jan 2020 13:30 Not bookable
Thu 21 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 21 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]
iProcurement web based: Approvers Self-taught Bookable

This short on-line course is designed for those who need only to learn how to approve requisitions for other staff within their department to learn the steps inolved. There is no training on raising requisitions/buying goods and services in this course and completing this training will not give you access to the Marketplace for buying goods.

If you will need to purchase goods and services as well as approve then please take our iProcurement Buyers course instead (The Buyer course includes the option to learn basic approval technique but is not as detailed as the full Approvers course). iProcurement Buyer course.

  • If you want to proceed onto this course make a booking by using the Book a Place > button . You will receive an email to acknowledge your booking containing a link to the online course.
iProcurement web based: Buyers Self-taught Bookable

This course enables users to learn how to request goods/services required for their role using the UFS iProcurement module.

Please be aware before you book ...
We also run this course as a classroom taught course roughly once a month from September to July if you would prefer. You must book and attend BOTH Am and PM sessions if you are to be a Buyer - Book the classroom course)
The online course is NOT a prerequisite for the classroom course
You only need do the Buyers OR Requisitioners course, not both.
How to proceed and book onto this course
  • Please check firstly that you are required to be an iProcurement Buyer. If not, you may need the Requisitioner course. If you aren't sure about this, please check our guide at https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/iprocurement_training.pdf or ask your line manager or Finance Key Contact for guidance, as making an incorrect booking will delay your training.
  • Make a provisional booking by using the Book a Place > button . You will receive an email to acknowledge your booking. Please read this carefully.
  • You must then fill in your responsibility requirements in a short survey. Ask your line manager if you are unsure of what these need to be.
  • The training team will use your booking and survey results to set up your training account and will then email you with details of how to access the training and the UFS Play system.

This course enables users to learn how to request goods/services required for their role using the UFS iProcurement module.

Please be aware before you book...
We also run this course as a classroom taught course roughly once a month from September to July if you would prefer. You need only attend the morning session if you are to be a Requisitioner - Book the classroom course
The online course is NOT a prerequisite for the classroom course
You only need do the Requisitioners OR Buyers course, not both.
How to proceed and book onto this course
  • Please check firstly that you are required to be an iProcurement Requisitioner. If not, you may need the Buyer course. If you aren't sure about this, please check our guide at https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/iprocurement_training.pdf or ask your line manager or Finance Key Contact for guidance, as making an incorrect booking will delay your training.
  • Make a provisional booking by using the Book a Place > button. You will receive an email to acknowledge your booking. Please read this carefully.
  • You must then fill in your responsibility requirements in a short survey. Ask your line manager if you are unsure of what these need to be.
  • The training team will use your booking and survey results to set up your training account and will then email you with details of how to access the training and the UFS Play system.
Modern Slavery Act new Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that their dealings, and the supply chains of those who we trade with, are free from any sort of modern slavery.

This online course guides you through some facts and figures relating to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and highlights warning signs you need to be aware of.

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