Archive April 2013

 
There's a new calendar in town. On the Finance System Calendars tab at www.cu.edu/controller/finance/, you'll now find two options under the listing, "FY 2013 Year-End Calendar." The new online option -- at www.cu.edu/controller/finance/calendar.html -- offers filters on activities related to Fiscal Year-End (FYE).
On Fri, April 26, the OUC hosted its first annual CPE Instructor Appreciation Event. This year’s celebration honors the 19 current instructors in the CU CPE for CPAs (Continuing Professional Education for Certified Public Accountants) Program. Lisa Suzanne Vallad, CPE Program Manager, reviewed CPE statistics, program success to date, and plans for FY2014. She commended the instructors for their continued high evaluations and noted that framed certificates of appreciation would be sent to them shortly.
When the University of Colorado-Boulder College of Arts & Sciences decided to migrate departments supported by Financial Service Centers (FSCs) to the newly introduced MyLeave time collection solution, the FSC recognized that quality training for employees charged with this function was vital to a successful implementation. Unfortunately, the first major training session was disrupted when the MyCU info website went down, resulting in hours of preparation/participation time being lost or poorly utilized.
At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the Laboratory Registration Program was implemented as a process whereby Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) could collect a variety of information about any area on campus where there are chemical or physical hazards (e.g., traditional research and teaching labs in science and engineering, photo labs, art studios, shops, theatre works).
Do you hate it when headers disappear on your financial reports? Just remember: You are in control! For your Cognos financial reports, run in HTML, you can keep those column headers visible on screen while you scroll. All you need to do is right-click anywhere in the list. In the resulting pop-up box, select Freeze Column Headings. For more information, see Carl's m-Fin blog: www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/reporting/?p=2698
A new submission to the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) website addresses the universal challenge of furthering staff training and development.
Fiscal year-end 2013 is rapidly approaching. And this year, we’re substantially revising the information we provide to guide departments through this critical time period. If FYE activities are part of your job responsibilities, you probably remember last year’s FYE Infosheet. That document listed processing deadlines for CU Marketplace and the Concur Travel & Expense System, along with detail on the year-end accrual journals and reversals.
Due to severe weather, our April 16 CPE courses were rescheduled to Monday, April 29. For more information on the two courses (Understanding Internal Controls, Cash Controls), see the CPE website at www.cu.edu/controller/cpe. If you registered for an April 16 session, please contact CPE Program Manager, Lisa Suzanne Vallad, at cu.cpe@cu.edu to indicate your availability for the new date.
We are delighted to announce that the 2013 Service Excellence Award for CU System was recently presented to Travis Chillemi, the OUC’s Strategic Communication Technology Manager. Sponsored by University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC), the prestigious award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to their home campus; to community, civic, and professional organizations; and to the University as a whole.
Agenda items: Campus Updates; FYE Close Procedures; FYE Infosheet for Departments; Personal Charges; Contract Delegation Letter; CU Foundation Events/Cost-Sharing; Audit; COFRS Modernization Update; Accounting Handbook (Revenue Recognition and other chapters); Protocol Reminder for UIS Issues; Scholarship Allowance (SA) report; Annual Financial Report Web Demo. Questions on discussion points from this and any other Campus Controllers’ Meeting should be directed to the appropriate campus controller.

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