What Do the Users Say?

“Works great!” “Showed up beautifully!” “Very, very helpful!”

The above statements reflect the enthusiastic reviews of actual report users at CU. They’re talking about the new m-Fin RECEIVABLES TRANSACTION FINDER.

This new report assists in tracking down a project sponsor payment that might have been booked on the wrong FOPPS. Identify the specific payment amount you’re looking for … or identify the specific sponsor and look at all projects for that sponsor. Either way, you’ll get a simple list report that can help you figure out what happened.

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Keeping up with Cognos

The Cognos Reporting System is a fast-moving financial reporting tool. How do you keep up with OUC staff members Carl Sorenson and Sarju Khadka … and their continuous Cognos improvements (enhancements to existing reports and development of new reports)?

A great way to do this is to read Carl’s blog. You can receive regular reporting updates via email. You can review blog postings to date by category, thereby catching up on tips and tricks, reports under development, reports migrated to production, and so forth. You can even test reports yourself (using the QA reporting environment) and share your feedback with Carl, Sarju, and report users across CU. All the info is available at www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/reporting.  

Another great way to stay current on Cognos is to sign up for a course in our Continuing Professional Education Program (CPE for CPAs). We’re offering several courses in April — on payroll reports, grants and contracts, calculating your bottom line, and using the QA testing/development environment. To review the course schedule, and register, see www.cu.edu/controller/cpe/?page_id=1504.

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April CPE Courses: Register Now

Are you:

  • Interested in learning something new?
  • Conscientious about fulfilling your fiscal responsibilities?
  • Looking for a way to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

The OUC is offering 3 days of CPE this quarter: April 10 (6 courses), April 15 (4 courses), and April 17 (4 courses).

You can register now at https://content.cu.edu/controller/cpe/?page_id=1504

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You’ve done good things. Tell CUSP about them.

You have 6 weeks to share your best practices with the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) recognition program. The deadline for 2014 submissions is April 30.

Learn how to share at https://content.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/cusp/.

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CPE Quarterly Recap

An excellent response – in registrations and evaluations – to our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) offerings this quarter. We presented 4 new courses, and 2 popular repeats, at the Grant Street building in February.

A hearty “welcome!” to the 10 participants who were completely new to the CPE Program. And a “thank you!” to all attendees, who gave us a 97% strongly/agree for effectiveness of instructors, relevance of topics, and delivery of learning objectives.

We’ll open registration for April CPE classes soon.

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