Archive July 2012

 
As we develop the University-wide Accounting Handbook, we are consolidating the current multiple sources of information.
The CU Shared Practices Program (CUSP) is open for 2012 business through Aug 31. Let others know about the good ideas that your department has implemented. Recent additions to the CUSP best practices pool:

Sponsored Project Administrative Check List

Charlotte Klaus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences-AMC, describes how colleague Jill Rogers developed a checklist to assist principal investigators (PIs). There are many processes that must be accomplished when a PI receives a grant or contract award – and the checklist ensures that critical steps are not omitted.
Your dedicated Cognos Reporting team members – Carl Sorenson and Rosen Georgiev – continue their work on the FishNet replacement reports.
Let’s catch up with our Reporting Systems staff – Carl Sorenson and Rosen Georgiev – and review recent developments in Cognos:

Gone Fishin’: New FishNet Replacements

The old FishNet query tool will be decommissioned later this fall so FishNet’s financial queries are now being reviewed for conversion to Cognos m-Fin reports. If you’ve needed the data provided by FishNet’s Pay Detail by Dept ID or Employee ID, please check out these m-Fin replacements (now available in the test environment, Cognos QA) and let Carl know what you think:
  • m-Fin PAYROLL TRANSACTIONS
The few remaining Administrative Policy Statements (APS) in the Revenue suite of policies are proposed for rescission/rollback at the beginning of August
Earlier this week, about 1,000 individuals received email notifications of their responsibility to complete the Fiscal Certification or Fiscal Assessment. The process is off to a great start with over 300 completions already recorded. We’ve had a few questions about the officers listed in the emails so let’s review the roll-up process for the certification and assessment populations. As a reminder, your officer for this purpose is not necessarily the person to whom you report. This is consistent with how the roll-ups have worked in the past.
Many of the Accounting Handbook chapters being published on Aug 6 replace current Finance Procedural Statements (FPS).
Good news: The new CU-wide Accounting Handbook will go live on the OUC website on Mon, Aug 6.