Archive March 2013

 
The FY 2013 CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program is open for submissions through the end of April. This is your chance to highlight your department and help your CU colleagues ... and perhaps win a cash prize for this altruistic behavior! CUSP is a practical recognition program: it acknowledges individuals and teams who have, quite simply, made something work better in their department. Did you do something to enhance learning? improve communication? save time? save money? Tell it to CUSP!
Check out the CPE website for information on our new courses scheduled for Wed, April 10 (GASB Updates; Emotional Intelligence; Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting). And -- if you haven't taken them before -- do consider the repeated courses on Tue, April 16 (Understanding Internal Controls; Cash Controls).
March 15 Controllers’ Meeting – Agenda The March Campus Controllers' meeting will be held on Fri, March 15 at the CU System office on Grant Street (Denver). Agenda items include:
The 11th Annual Professional Development Symposium, CU Women Succeeding, was held on the Boulder Campus in February. There, our FinPro Help Desk Manager, Leslie Nittoli, joined  R L Widmann and Viktoriya Oliynyk (both of UCB) in facilitating an interactive session on “the value of sharing stories of our professional journey.” The lively presentation was enhanced by music and small-group breakouts. A fun touch: the colorful and informational name tag-placards completed and worn by all participants.
Departments often ask us about the mission, responsibilities, and goals of the Office of University Controller (OUC). You’ll find them all posted on the OUC website. From the home page (www.cu.edu/controller), click on the link at the  top of the page to find our mission statement, roles and responsibilities, and a link to our org chart and FY 2013 goals. The latter are to:
  • Administer and enhance CU financial and reporting systems;
  • Establish internal controls to record, report, and safeguard assets;
On Feb 5 and Feb 13, the OUC presented its 3rd quarter in the FY 2013 CU CPE for CPAs Program. The combined days provided up to 13-1/2 credits (valued at almost $18,000) in continuing professional education for certified public accountants, auditors, and other employees. We were particularly pleased to welcome 21 new participants.  Overall evaluations remain high, with 99% of attendees rating the instructors as effective, 98% agreeing that course content was relevant, and 100% affirming that learning objectives were met.