Fiscal Certification

 
Several Office of University Controller staff spent a day in Boulder on Oct 9 as part of the fall campus town halls. We outlined accomplishments related to technology and efficiency; provided updates on Fiscal Certification, CU Shared Practices (CUSP), PeopleSoft Finance, and Cognos Reporting; and discussed professional development opportunities available through our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program and training/support options provided by the Finance & Procurement Help Desk.
Office of University Controller (OUC) staff launched the first Town Hall of 2013 on the Colorado Springs campus on Mon, Oct 7. Assistant Vice President/University Controller Bob Kuehler reviewed Fiscal Certification feedback, commended the campus for their participation in the FY 2013 CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program, and outlined OUC highlights of the past year. OUC staff members discussed updates and plans on topics ranging from Cognos and PeopleSoft Finance to technology and Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Many individuals across the campuses have been receiving email reminders about their 2013 Fiscal Assessment due dates. According to University procedures, the officers to whom these individuals roll up cannot complete their own required Fiscal Certifications until the Assessments are done. If you've received such an email, please follow the instructions to log in to your campus portal and navigate to CU Resources - Business Applications - Fiscal Cert and Assessment.
Congratulations to Cal Anderson (OUC's Director of Financial & Reporting Systems) and Jaime Mendez (Financial Systems Analyst) on their well-received presentation at Alliance 2013 in Indianapolis last month. The talk was titled, "Business Process Improvement and Leveraging PeopleSoft Investment." It offered tips and templates for achieving both goals through the examples of PeopleSoft’s Accounts Receivable/Billing modules as well as Fiscal Certification and other innovative processes that utilize the Finance System at the University of Colorado.
The Office of University Controller recently presented Town Hall sessions to share accomplishments and initiatives with campus staff and hear their thoughts and questions. Each session included a presentation, Q&As, and opportunity for small group discussions on areas of particular interest to individual participants. If you missed the Town Halls - or would like to revisit them - you can run through the materials online. Fall 2012 OUC Town Hall materials →
Earlier this week, about 1,000 individuals received email notifications of their responsibility to complete the Fiscal Certification or Fiscal Assessment. The process is off to a great start with over 300 completions already recorded. We’ve had a few questions about the officers listed in the emails so let’s review the roll-up process for the certification and assessment populations. As a reminder, your officer for this purpose is not necessarily the person to whom you report. This is consistent with how the roll-ups have worked in the past.
Last week, officers and their delegates received email messages and population data in preparation for the 2012 Fiscal Certification process. Officers have until June 29 to assign new delegates, make any needed changes to their rollup populations, and set due dates for their rollups. Following this preliminary phase, the actual fiscal certification and assessment statements will launch on July 2 and run through September 26 (2 weeks longer than usual). Good news for all participants: We’ve made substantial improvements to the certification and assessment forms this year.

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