Following up on the Oct 7 OUC Town Hall in Colorado Springs, we visited the historic old hospital (Building 500) on the Anschutz Medical Campus on the very next day. A lively crowd filled Bushnell Auditorium. (Trivia question: do you know how this auditorium got its name? From Colonel George E. Bushnell, who was sent to the state in November 1917 to inspect possible sites for a tuberculosis/recuperation camp.)
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).
The Office of University Controller (OUC) will be visiting each campus during the week of Oct 7-11 for this year's OUC Town Halls. Through our annual Town Hall sessions, we can share news on OUC activities and directions...hear your thoughts and suggestions about how to better serve you...and continue to promote transparency and accountability in all that we do. For a schedule of campus Town Halls, and to register, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ouctownhalls
Registration for the remaining September Continuing Professional Education classes is still open … and they’re filling up rapidly. Don’t delay!
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
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→    
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)

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.
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?

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