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Weekly Bulletin No. 827

Tuesday 1st September 

Procurement heading

Merck M-Power Purchasing Cards

There is a known ongoing issue with payment clearance on MERCK (Supplier No. 429375) M-Power cards. The supplier is working through complex system-related issues on their side in an attempt to fix this issue. Merck is expecting to clarify the situation shortly. In the meantime, if you do experience issues relating to this problem, please contact and we will do our best to help.
Issued by Helen Stuckey - Procurement

General Finance heading

Year end events for information




Wed 2 Sep


Final ICC journal posted

Thu 3 Sep


Summary Reports - Interim 3 run and emailed to departments

Mon 7 Sep


Final trust fund statement sent out to departments

Mon 7 Sep


Roll forward of balances - basic

For detailed guidance please refer to the Year End Instructions pages on the Finance Division website.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


Training header

Forthcoming courses (via Teams)

Tableau drop in sessions are running again. Places are available for sessions on 1 & 8 September. Please go to UTBS, to book a place.

Excel 1 & 2 has 3 places left, first session Wed 9 Sep.

Aimed at staff in a financial role, enables development of spreadsheet skills using data from CUFS.

General Ledger 1, 3 places, Wed 9 Sep.

Learn the basics of how the GL module works and how to run online account enquires in CUFS.


Quick Tip – Using filters in Excel

When you are working with large sets of data, being able to filter the data in various ways is a very useful way to make the spreadsheet more manageable. This short video looks at a few of the different options available.

Issued by Helen Parker - Training


FAQ heading

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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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.