Finance Trainer & CPE Program Manager, Lisa Vallad, delivered a presentation on The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing earlier this month. The audience was part of the CFMA (Colorado Fiscal Managers’ Association) 2012 Spring Conference, in Colorado Springs.
Our next day of continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and other employees is scheduled for Mon, June 4. This is your chance to earn up to 7 credits of no-cost, highly relevant CPE. With the average cost per credit hour in the Denver area conservatively estimated at $45, our June session is worth $315 to each CPA participant. Just as important: class participants throughout the year have routinely rated our CPE offerings as highly relevant and our instructors as highly effective. All sessions are presented in the CU System Building at 1800 Grant Street in downtown Denver:
Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 ends at midnight on June 30. All FY2012 business must be correctly recorded in the People- Soft Finance System by the time of June month-end closing (around mid-July). However, not all FY2012 expenses will have been invoiced and paid by then. As a result, there are several processes that accrue these expenses to the proper month and fiscal year (June, 2012).
OUC staff members have been busy … training new staff, learning and sharing new information, pursuing professional development. Among the happenings:

Adam Rodriguez joins FinPro Help Desk

We are delighted to introduce Adam Rodriguez, who started at the Finance & Procurement Help Desk a few weeks ago and is already beginning to respond to department and vendor inquiries.
We still respond to questions like “What happened to all the Cognos reports?” Your default display presents the first 15 reports. To see the remaining reports, use the entries scroll area (top right of screen, where it says 1-15). Click the double arrow to the right and the next 15 will show.
Want to access the PeopleSoft Finance System? Cognos Reporting? CU Marketplace? Concur Travel & Expense? PeopleSoft HRMS? … There’s an easy way – and in some cases, just one way – to get there:
  • Sign in to your campus portal using your desktop username and password.
  • Then look for the link you want under the Business Applications section on the portal home page.
The campus portals are located at:


Colorado Springs

If you’re reading this newsletter, you need to know how to find the FY 2012 Year-End Calendar. It’s on the OUC website. You can navigate to it by clicking on Finance System, then System Calendars.
This is not the time to be shy.
Do you feel you could benefit from an effective writing course? Would you like tips on stylistic devices, format, etiquette, and/or grammar? Good news, then: We’re developing a “Topics in Effective Writing” course for future CPE offerings. As always, our focus is on relevant material for our CU CPA and other audience members. Email and tell her your specific writing-related interests.
Our March 2012 Continuing Professional Education classes quickly filled to capacity – and all were well received by participants. We launched the first quarter of calendar year 2012 with 2 days of new and repeated-on-request course offerings, including Understanding Internal Controls, Understanding and Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows, Banking and Payments, and The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing. Credits were available in Auditing, (Governmental), Accounting