Some new and updated finance training classes are available from the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) and other departments, from September 2019 through June 2020, including the Accounting and Procurement certificate programs.
DFA is pleased to announce that the monthly long-term investment pool (LTIP) data from FY 2012 through FY 2018 through December 2017 has been loaded to the Organization Financial Activity dashboard in OBIEE.
It's your last chance to attend DFA classes for the school year (classes will resume in September 2017)! The following DFA classes have open seats and are open to any person interested in learning more about Cornell accounting/finance policies.
The University Policy Office announces major revisions to University Policy 3.2, University Travel. These revisions will become effective on January 1, 2016. Some of the most significant changes from the current policy are detailed below:
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 all staff members who work with accounting information and who are new to Cornell accounting methods, this class will cover topics including responsibilities for stewardship and fiduciary responsibility at the university, types of accountability, policy resources, standards of ethical conduct, transaction authority reviews and payment approvals, conflicts, financial irregularities, internal controls, risk assessment and monitoring controls. We will also review several case studies based on the material presented.
This three-hour class is designed to provide guidelines for reconciling asset and liability object codes and monitoring revenue and expense activity. It will define the difference between a reconciliation and monitoring activity, as well as cover risk assessment, properly recording sales tax, correcting unknown variances, and writing-off uncollectible receivables. We will be using the KFS Dashboards and hands-on exercises to reinforce reconciliation techniques and strategies in class.