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Weekly Bulletin No. 797

Week Commencing Monday18th November 

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System Availability - 19th and 21st November

The CUFS system will be unavailable during the vulnerable period of 6am to 9.30am on Tuesday 19th November.  Please note the slightly extended time, due to the work required. 
The system is also unavailable from 6am to 9am on Thursday 21st November.
This time will be used for system maintenance.

Issued by Michelle Bond - Lead Functional Analyst

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Revised format of the Medical Exempt certificate

The revised Medical Exempt certificate went live in CUFS on Wednesday 13th November and now includes Item 10 of Group 15, Schedule 8 of the VAT Act 1994.  In addition to this update the format of the certificate was also amended.

Issued by Becky Darlow - Functional Analyst


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Marketplace Unavailable Evening of 21st November 2019

Please be advised of the forthcoming planned maintenance scheduled to take place on the Marketplace on Thursday 21st November 2019 from 18:30 to 20:30.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Issued by Heather Twinn – eProcurement Administrator


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Training courses

These upcoming courses have places available:

How to Excel 3, Tue 19 Nov, 09h30 – 13h00

As this course requires some pre coursework to be submitted before your place is confirmed, please book before 15h30 today.

Medically Exempt Tax, Thu 21 Nov, 14h00 - 14h45

This (new) briefing session has been set up to remind iProc buyers/requisitioners of when departments are eligible to apply/claim medical exemption VAT relief. This area of VAT is a current focus of HMRC. Additionally, Fisher (one of our e-invoicing suppliers) are reviewing their controls over the application of Medical Exemption, and are therefore checking our use of ME0% on recent orders.

Managing the Budget 2, Tue 26 Nov, 09h30 – 13h00

This session covers how to make a financial plan, prepare it for upload to the finance system and monitor progress against the plan. It is a practical course which will look at the techniques and systems within the University that can be used for budgeting.  It is an ideal follow on from Managing the Budget Part 1 and for those who have a good working knowledge of budgeting principles and want to develop skills in using the University budgeting tools.

Getting Started in Cognos, Tue 26 Nov, 14h00 – 15h30

Grants 2, Using Cognos for Grants Reporting, Thu 28 Nov, 09h30 – 13h00

For details of other training courses, please see the Training timetable.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


Monthly Accounting Timetable

To view the status of the monthly process including the month end close dates please use the following link: Accounting Timetable

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Vulnerable Periods

Some systems may be unavailable between 6.00am to 9.00am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Users will be notified of planned vulnerable periods here and in the latest bulletin.