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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 on-line course will enable Shared Services staff members to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

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).

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will explain VAT reliefs commonly available to universities and how they are claimed.

BUFDG: Introducing VAT in HE new Self-taught Bookable

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies to income specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

BUFDG: VAT on Purchasing in HE new Self-taught Bookable

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

It will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies to purchasing specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will explain the reliefs commonly available to universities and how they are claimed.

Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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Cyber Security - March 2021 new Self-taught Bookable

This is the first course of the Finance Division's Cyber Security programme. This month we focuses on attacks such as compromised accounts and introducing ransomware, especially whilst working at home.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Not bookable

As of March 2020, booking onto this course can only be done through your department Key Contact

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

Speak to your Key Contact if you need access to iProcurement in UFS

  • They will discuss whether online or classroom course is most appropriate for you
  • They will confirm the level of access which you will require
  • The course booking request will be made by them via the UFS responsibility access form

Once this request has been submitted by your Key Contact, you should receive an email within 1-2 working days with either:

  • your allocated training username and passphrase (for online courses) or
  • your joining instructions (classroom courses).
iProcurement web based: Requisitioners Self-taught Not bookable

As of March 2020, booking onto this course can only be done through your department Key Contact

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

Speak to your Key Contact if you need access to iProcurement in UFS

  • They will discuss whether online or classroom course is most appropriate for you
  • They will confirm the level of access which you will require
  • The course booking request will be made by them via the UFS responsibility access form

Once this request has been submitted by your Key Contact, you should receive an email within 1-2 working days with either:

  • your allocated training username and passphrase (for online courses) or
  • your joining instructions (classroom courses).
Modern Slavery Act 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 in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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.

Online - Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry - GL1 new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry

This package covers the following areas:

  • Account code structure
  • Running an account enquiry
  • Using summary templates
  • Running a budget enquiry
  • Self-test knowledge check (successful completion of this knowledge check will enable Finance Training to add this to your training record)

Click on this link to access the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202072

Online - Cognos new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - Cognos

This package covers the following areas:

  • Setting up Cognos
  • Setting up a report view
  • Scheduling a report
  • Self-test knowledge check (successful completion of this knowledge check will enable Finance Training to add this to your training record)

Click on this link to access the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202191

Online - Cost centre categorisation new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - Cost centre categorisation

This package covers the following areas:

  • How categories show in the Budget to Actual report
  • Running a Cognos report using category options
  • Setting up cost centre categorisation
  • A summary of key points
  • Self-test knowledge check (successful completion of this knowledge check will enable Finance Training to add this to your training record)

Click on this link to access the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=201982

Online - Grants and other modules new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - Grants and other modules

This package looks at the link between the grants module and the other modules. There is a self-test knowledge check (successful completion of this knowledge check will enable Finance Training to add this to your training record)

Click on this link to access the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=203051

Online - iProcurement 2 new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - iProcurement 2

The package will look at the month end processes within iProcurement, focusing on the Open Purchase Order report

There is a self-test knowledge check at the end (completion of this will enable Finance Training to add the end package to your training record)

Click here to access the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=209751

Online - Journals - GL 1 new Self-taught Booking not required

On-demand package - Journals

This package includes how to:

  • Enter a journal
  • Post a journal
  • Find and reserve a journal
  • Self-test knowledge check (completion of this will enable Finance Training to add the package to your training record)

Click here to log into the course https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131

PCI DSS Compliance Training Self-taught Bookable

In order for the University to carry out financial transactions involving the acceptance of payment cards from customers we have to comply with standards as laid down by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council.

This short, online course will provide users with the information they need to process card receipts securely and in accordance with the PCI Security Standards.

Petty Cash Self-taught Bookable

This short online course will provide you with an overview of the way petty cash operates. This includes:

  • An overview of petty cash
  • Getting started with petty cash
  • Day-to-day use and accounting for petty cash
  • How to deal with any problems
Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) Tue 22 Jun 2021   15:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information Team who can help you solve challenges.

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Tue 22 Jun 2021 14:30 [Full]
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Virtual - Cognos Introduction Wed 7 Jul 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

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Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:00 [Places]
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Tue 22 Jun 2021   09:30 [Places]

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

Virtual - How to Excel - Part 3 (For finance staff) Thu 17 Jun 2021   09:30 Not bookable

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

The formulas covered in this course include SUMIF and COUNTIF which will allow 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.

The session will run on Teams and delegates must be able to access Excel during the session

Virtual - Year-end for New Users Wed 14 Jul 2021   11:00 [Places]

This virtual new users course will consist of a number of explanatory videos for each module which will be available before this Q&A webinar session.

This session will cover year end processes in more detail than the road shows and will include:

  • Outline of the year end timetable to be followed
  • Specific procedures and tasks for each module
  • Guidance on journals especially accruals, prepayments and transfer codes
  • Making better use of the Cognos reporting tool
  • Exploring areas that often cause problems
  • Practical advice on how to prioritise during key periods
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