Training Series to Offer Staff Service Topics
The office of training and development is sponsoring an expanded series of training programs on a variety of financial, administrative and student service topics during the months of April, May and June. Administrators and staff are encouraged to attend.
All programs will be conducted at the Kellogg Conference Center, International Affairs Building.
Mon., Apr. 10, 8:45 A.M. - Noon: "Understanding CU Financial Policies, Procedures and Controls." Highlights include:
- an opportunity to meet Mary Foster, a partner of Deloitte & Touche, the audit organization recently selected for Columbia;
- a brief review of the broad parameters of the University budget, including overview of administrative and school budget processes;
- a review of the different kinds of Financial Accounting System (FAS) accounts, with emphasis on system input and output, relevant forms and sample reports;
- opening a gift account, gift transmittals, gift receipts and the relationship of the Columbia University Alumni Development System (CUADS), to the Financial Accounting System, matching gifts, new IRS regulations, pledge recording and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB);
- fundamental internal control concepts that can assist remaining in compliance with administrative policies and guidelines.
The program will be presented by representatives from the following offices: office of budget and management; financial accounting and reporting division, office of the treasurer and controller; office of gifts processing, University development and alumni relations, and office of internal audit.
Tues., Apr. 18, 8:45 A.M. - Noon: "Purchasing and Paying For Supplies, Equipment and Services." Highlights include:
- a review of the correct policies and procedures to follow when purchasing and paying for supplies, capital equipment or contract services, and the new Purchasing Manual; and travel expense reporting, on-line inquiry into Accounts Payable and tips to ensure complete and timely processing. The program will also review the proposed Distributed Disbursements System (CAR).
The program will be presented by representatives from the following offices: purchasing office, and accounts payable, office of the treasurer and controller.
Wed., Apr. 26, 8:45 A.M. - Noon: "Overview of Administrative Information Services." Highlights include:
- An overview of the University's administrative information systems supported by AIS, how to access them, Help Desk services and the computer ID process;
- What is needed to access the University-wide network (presented by AcIS);
- Microcomputer and LAN services, including pre-sales advice, hardware and software consulting, on-site field service, maintenance support, central Novell file server, tape backup and recovery service;
- Communications services, such as ordering voice and data telephone service, equipment, phonemail, automatic call processing, problems and repairs, understanding the monthly bill, videoconferencing and training;
- Overview of the Decision Support System (DSS), which provides data across student, financial, personnel and labor systems to administrators for analysis and planning; also Report Server, which provides access to student data for reporting purposes. The program will be presented by representatives from the following offices: AIS and AcIS.
May and June seminars include: "Understanding the Complete Payroll Process"; "Applying for and Managing Your Grant," and a Review of CU Student Services. For more information and to register, call the training and development office at 870-2710.
Columbia University Record -- March 31, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 22