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Weekly Bulletin No. 809

Week Commencing Monday 17th February


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CUFS Vulnerable Period - Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February 

The CUFS system will be unavailable during the vulnerable period of 6am to 9.30am on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February.

This time will be used for system maintenance.

Issued by Michelle Bond - Head of Financial Systems


Supplier Database Unavailable – Thursday 20th February 2020 

Please be advised that the supplier database will be unavailable during the vulnerable period of 6am to 9.30am on Thursday 20th February.
This time is for essential maintenance.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Issued by Rebecca Darlow - Functional Analyst


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Deposit Account – Interest Payment & Emailed Enforced Movement Letters 

Deposit Account

Please note Deposit Account interest has been credited for January 2020 in CUFS

Enforced Movements

As part of monthly monitoring the Treasury & Investments team have carried out deposit movements to correct debit balances on Sources of Funds. Affected departments will receive documentation indicating which accounts have been adjusted.

Emailed Enforced Movement Letters

Departments will now receive enforced movement letters via email. If these are being received by the incorrect contact or you have not received a notification you were expecting, please contact Treasury & Investments.

February 2020 Deposit Account Interest

Please ensure deposit movements for February 2020 have been processed by the close of 5th March 2020, and that overdrawn accounts have had funds taken off deposit by this time to avoid delays in crediting February’s Interest.

Cambridge University Endowment Fund – Distribution

Distribution January 2020

Please note that the Cambridge University Endowment Fund distribution for January 2020 has been processed in the January 2020 CUFS period at 216.54p per unit per annum.

Queries: Any queries should be addressed to Scott Maclaren, Treasury & Investments, Finance Division, Ext 64216.

Issued by Scott Maclaren - Treasury & Investments


Annual Accountants Update – Tuesday 17th  March

A reminder for all qualified and part-qualified accountants within the University that this is taking place, 2pm – 4pm, at 8 Mill Lane, Lecture room 4.

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers are giving an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group.

Unfortunately, this event is not appropriate for AAT students or members.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD. Only 12 places left so reserve your seat now:

Issued by Helen Parker -  Finance Training


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Key Travel 2020 Customer Survey: The Mindful Traveller

The Key Travel 2020 Survey is now available, please take the opportunity have your say and complete the survey before it closes at the end of February 2020.

The objective of this year’s survey is to touch upon themes that are most important to our bookers, travellers and travel managers.

In the survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete, you will find an opportunity to voice your preference and attitudes toward themes such as Traveller Safety and Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability, Booking and Travel preferences, and more. The Mindful Traveller will gather insights from across the world. If you would like to receive a copy of the research whitepaper when it is released, please share your email address at the end of the questionnaire.

Our previous survey received over 2,000 responses. This year, Key Travel are pledging to make a donation of £1,000 to Village by Village, upon reaching 3,000 respondents globally.

Village by Village’s mission is to reduce the needless suffering and deaths of children living in poverty in remote rural African villages.

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

The survey can be accessed through the Finance Division home page carousel

Issue by  Anita Wilson – Category Manager, Procurement Services, Finance Division


Do you buy Travel, Stationery, Printing, Books, Vehicles or Professional Services?

Would you would like to know more about these areas and what other University departments do?

We would like to invite you to join the Business Administration Purchasing Group (BAPG) where you will be able to network, influence future purchases, create and benefit from synergies with other University departments.

If this is of interest or you would like to hear more please contact Anita Wilson (

Issue by  Anita Wilson – Category Manager, Procurement Services, Finance Division


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Training - Cognos Refresher Course

The upcoming course has places available:

Cognos Refresher Training, Wednesday 26th  February, 14h30 – 16h00

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


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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.