As announced in last month’s Research Administration Forum, we have changed the process for establishing contract control accounts for sponsored (fund CG) projects in order to reduce administrative burden and improve the timeliness of account establishment.
Anyone in a service center role is required to complete the Accounting Certification Program within 18 months of employment and re-certify every 3 years.
The Accounting Certification Program (ACP) helps employees develop and enhance accounting skills and knowledge by providing an overview of the accounting function, as well as detailed training on the use of specific accounting tools and their associated policies and procedures. The ACP is constantly growing/changing. As core courses become available, you can take them individually and apply them to the certification.
For staff members responsible for working with sponsored funds, grants and contracts, this course is a comprehensive overview of the post-award financial management of sponsored awards, and contains critical information for staff responsible for the fiscal processing or management of sponsored funds (grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, etc.).