Archive October 2012

 
The theme of the OUC’s Fall 2012 Town Hall sessions is “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” And the sessions themselves are moving forward nicely this month. So far, we’ve visited with folks from Downtown Denver (Oct 26) and Colorado Springs (Oct 29) and have been pleased with the warm reception and great feedback.
On Tues, Oct 30, the Finance & Procurement Help Desk will be closed from noon- 5:00 pm for a staff event. The Help Desk will resume normal business hours at 8:00 am on Wed, Oct 31.
Registration is going on now for five CPE courses being offered next month. Our new day of training focuses on Cognos tools, philosophy, and approach:
  • Cognos – Financial Statement Reading, Reconciliation, and Forecasting
  • Quality Assurance in CU’s Reporting Initiative
  • Time Management
Our repeat day of training brings back two courses that filled to capacity when they were offered earlier this year:
  • Banking and Payments
  • Topics in Effective Writing
The Finance & Procurement Business Services staff has recently revamped both online and in-person training for CU Marketplace and Concur Travel & Expense. The new training program draws its inspiration and format from extensive research on the flipped-classroom approach to learning. Employees and affiliate fiscal staff will now be introduced to procurement systems and procedures via online courses in SkillSoft. If training is required for system access (as in the Marketplace), the SkillSoft courses fulfill this requirement.
We’re pleased to announce that the recent round of fundraising event training and issues forums were well attended and well received. We’ll publish session handouts on the OUC website soon. In the meantime, stay up to date on this topic by bookmarking our Fundraising Event Compliance page at https://www.cu.edu/controller/policiesandprocedures/fundraising.html.
The Office of University Controller (OUC) will be presenting Town Hall sessions this fall to share recent accomplishments and new initiatives with department staff. Discussion topics include the Finance System upgrade, Cognos financial reports, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and other training, FinPro Help Desk support, and the brand new OUC website. The interactive format includes a presentation, Q&As, and small group discussions on areas of particular interest to individual participants.