Archive June 2013

 
CPE for CPAs ... in a new fiscal year. The OUC has established the dates for our FY 2014 CPE course offerings. You can count on us to be: Still affordable. Still relevant. Still convenient. And now, even more frequent! We're pleased to announce an expanded schedule this year of 11 days, instead of 7 or 8. So please save the dates: Mon Sep 9 / Tue Sep 17 / Thu Sep 26 Mon Nov 11 / Thu Nov 14 / Thu Dec 5 Tue Feb 18 / Thu Feb 20 Thu Apr 10 / Tue Apr 15 / Thu Apr 17 Hope you'll join us! We look forward to a new year of teaching and learning together.
Good (Cognos) news: We recently migrated several m-Fin reports from the Cognos QA test environment to the Cognos production environment. Better input validation! More data elements! Learn about these enhancements at https://www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/reporting/?p=2784. More good news: No more m-Fin production migrations until *after* FY 2013 year-end close!
Welcome, Sarju Khadka! Sarju joined the OUC in early June, bringing an extensive background in Cognos report-writing to our University-wide m-Fin project. She will work closely with our Associate Director for Reporting Systems, Carl Sorenson. A certified Cognos developer, Sarju is also completing her CPA.  She and her husband are relocating to Colorado from Minnesota, where she worked for US Bank. We are delighted she's now here at CU!
Need access to financial transaction update or inquiry? (FIN? Cognos? Marketplace? Procurement or Travel Card?) Now there's an easy way to find out what training is required or recommended. The new Quick Reference Guide to Access & Training Requirements identifies the appropriateonline courses -- and the occasional live class -- for multiples systems. In addition, the resource explains how to request the desired access and provides links to specific application forms.
Do you like being shadowed? Many of our callers to the Finance & Procurement Help Desk would like the FinProHelp Consultants to shadow them -- in other words, to look directly at their screens as the Consultants answer technical or procedural questions. Good news in time for fiscal year-end: We'll be implementing a new (and better) shadowing tool later this month. Look for the announcement in a future OUC blog posting.
Attention CU employees: Are you a CPA, CFE, or CIA who’s looking for interesting, relevant continuing education? Or … Are you someone without those initials after your name who’s looking for interesting, relevant professional development? Did you know you can earn – and learn – for free?
Soon we’ll know … On June 10, the campus controllers and other members of the voting body discuss the FY 2013 CUSP (CU Shared Practices) vetted submissions. The first recognition of excellence was acceptance of the submitted ideas-in-practice for publication on the CUSP website. The next recognition is the decision on which practices will win awards. That decision should be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Agenda items for the last controllers’ meeting of FY 2013: CUSP Awards Update; CU Foundation Update; July 1 Policy/procedures Changes (Accounting Handbook information on revenue recognition, gift cards, and capital assets); Feedback on Cognos SRECNP Report; FDW Firewall Update; Audit Update (interim fieldwork); Daily Financials in July; Bad Debt Expense (final decisions); Intergovernmental contracting Questions on discussion points from this and any other Campus Controllers’ Meeting should be directed to the appropriate campus controller. Note: The monthly meetings resume in September.
Need access? If you're looking for authorization to use the PeopleSoft Finance System and/or CU Marketplace, look no further than the improved Financial Systems Access Request form available online at www.cu.edu/ums/security/CUonly/AMPS/accessrequestforms.php. (Note: We provide links to the access request form from both the OUC and PSC Forms webpages.)