Archive August 2013

 
At a lively reception on August 23, an innovative new mopping system for the Anschutz Medical Campus vivarium was honored with the University Controller’s Award for Excellence – top prize in the FY 2013 CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program.
Last week, we opened registration for our September Continuing Professional Education classes ... and they're filling up rapidly. Don't delay if you have an interest in any of the following: Mon, Sep 9: Identifying Fraudulent Transactions, Effective Presentations, Cognos: Financial Statement Reading, Reconciliation, and Forecasting Tue, Sep 17: Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting, Banking and Payments
We’re happy to announce some recent and excellent developments in 17 of the Cognos management-financial (m-Fin) reports.
The OUC sends out its thanks to the campus controllers’ offices and to all the organizational units who contributed to a successful year-end close for FY 2013.  Now we’ve moved on to the next phase. Our external auditors, CliftonLarsonAllen, are currently onsite for final fieldwork and will issue their report to the State Auditor’s Office later this fall. The University's Annual Financial Report for FY 2013 will be available on the OUC website in December.
The first quarter of our FY 2014 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program will include three days of courses in September – both new offerings, and popular repeats. Training dates are Mon, Sept 9; Tues, Sept 17; and, Thur, Sept 26. During the week of August 19, we’ll provide details on the specific courses being offered in September, with their descriptions and instructor information.We'll also open registration for CU employees.  Learn about the CPE Program→    
In August, President Bruce Benson and members of the CU System executive staff will join OUC members, campus controllers, and other guests at a reception honoring the 12 accepted CUSP submissions from FY 2013. Among the event highlights: displays of all 12 innovative ideas in practice, and presentation of awards for the 2013 program year.
Successful professional development is the result of strategic thinking and planning -- a joint effort for the employee and his or her organizational unit. The OUC promotes this effort through our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program. Course topics range from accounting to personal skills development to computer expertise. We'll announce the complete FY 2014 CPE schedule later this month but for now, here's a preview:

Quarter 1 (Sep 9, 17 & 26)

The Office of University Controller (OUC) looks forward to fulfilling that promise as we commit to our updated goals and responsibilities for Fiscal Year 2014. Key among these goals are: Administer and enhance CU financial and reporting systems; Establish internal controls to record, report, and safeguard assets; Lead the CU community in understanding and fulfilling their fiscal responsibilities; Expand and enhance communications; and, Impress our customers with outstanding customer service.