Our CPE Program wraps up the 4th quarter of FY13 with a promising day of all-new courses ... and a "back by popular demand" day of repeats. We've had a tremendous registration response and all courses are waitlisted; however, if you would like to attend, contact the CPE Program Manager, Lisa Vallad: www.cu.edu/controller/contact/staff/lisa_vallad.html.
Check out the CPE website for information on our new courses scheduled for Wed, April 10 (GASB Updates; Emotional Intelligence; Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting). And -- if you haven't taken them before -- do consider the repeated courses on Tue, April 16 (Understanding Internal Controls; Cash Controls).
On Feb 5 and Feb 13, the OUC presented its 3rd quarter in the FY 2013 CU CPE for CPAs Program. The combined days provided up to 13-1/2 credits (valued at almost $18,000) in continuing professional education for certified public accountants, auditors, and other employees. We were particularly pleased to welcome 21 new participants.  Overall evaluations remain high, with 99% of attendees rating the instructors as effective, 98% agreeing that course content was relevant, and 100% affirming that learning objectives were met. 
This month our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program continued to bring no-cost professional development and CPE credits for CPAs, auditors, and other individuals. On Feb 5, we had strong attendance in 4 new courses: Personal Tax Update; Revenue Recognition; Gift Fund Management; and Effective Presentations.
The Office of University Controller recently presented Town Hall sessions to share accomplishments and initiatives with campus staff and hear their thoughts and questions.
The OUC continues its highly acclaimed CPE for CPAs with two days of courses during the month of November 2012. The letters translate to “Continuing Professional Education for Certified Public Accountants,” but you should note two important facts about our program:
  1. You may be able to use our CPE to support audit or other certifications, in addition to using it to maintain a CPA license; and,
  2. You can participate whether you are a CPA or not. This no-cost professional development is open to all CU employees!
Registration is going on now for five CPE courses being offered next month. Our new day of training focuses on Cognos tools, philosophy, and approach:
  • Cognos – Financial Statement Reading, Reconciliation, and Forecasting
  • Quality Assurance in CU’s Reporting Initiative
  • Time Management
Our repeat day of training brings back two courses that filled to capacity when they were offered earlier this year:
  • Banking and Payments
  • Topics in Effective Writing
We launched our 2012 CU CPE for CPAs Program with two days (and 14 credits) of courses in September. The classes filled quickly and the participants gave them high marks … again. Over 97 % of attendees agreed instructors were effective and 99% felt that the learning objectives were met. Participants praised the courses as “Very informative. Robert is an expert in this area.” Or, “Very engaging. Kept everyone involved and did great answering questions as they come up.” Several noted that the topics were an “important area!”
Check your calendars … our next continuing professional education sessions for CPAs and other employees are set for Tue, Sept 11 and Tue, Sept 18.
With many competing demands at this time of year, we offered just a single day of continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs (and other employees) on Mon, June 4, presenting:
  • GASB Review
  • GASB Update
  • Topics in Effective Writing
All attendees have received their certificates of completion and links to access their course materials online.