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Weekly Bulletin No. 828

Tuesday 8th September 

Procurement heading

STA Travel UK enters administration

STA Travel UK (Supplier No: 62200) has entered administration and ceased trading with immediate effect, following the insolvency of its Swiss parent company STA Travel Holdings AG.

Our framework manager is in talks with STA Travel regarding outstanding bookings and refunds. We will issue a further update when we have more information to share.

Procurement Services will be contacting departments that have made bookings with STA Travel within the last twelve months. If you have any further questions relating to this situation, please contact

Issued by Matthew Kidd - Procurement

General Finance heading

Year end events for information




Wed 9 Sep


Roll forward of balances - special

Thu 10 Sep


Distribution of Year End Certificates to departments

Year end certificates to be returned by Friday 25 September

For further information, please refer to the Year End Instructions pages on the Finance Division website.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


Cambridge University Endowment Fund – Reminder of Purchases & Sales Deadline

Purchases & Sales as at 30th September 2020

Please note that the deadline for purchase & sale requests for internal departments is 5pm on Thursday 17th September. Could all departments make sure requests are received by Treasury & Investments by this time.

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

Issued by Scott Maclaren - Treasury & Investments


Training header

Forthcoming courses (via Teams)

Cognos Introduction, 4 places, Tue 15 Sep

Designed for new reporters, Cognos utilises data from CUFS to provide GL and Grants reports quickly and easily.

Budgeting 1, 2 places, Thu 17 Sep

An introduction to budgeting in the University. Aimed at staff with responsibility for managing budgets and financial targets, and who control and monitor income and expenditure.

General Ledger 2, 6 places, Tue 22 Sep.

Following on from GL1, learn how to run and interpret GL reports. Must have completed GL1 and Cognos Intro or equivalent.


Quick Tip – CUFS GM Expenditure Enquiry Folder Tools

The folder tools function allows you to customise the screen. You can move/hide/unhide columns and sort data. There are a number of hidden columns that are not included in the default view.

If you need specific data, have a look at the extra information available. You can save your new view [using Save As], but you must ensure that you name it starting with your Department codes and CRSID. Additionally, Autoquery must be checked as Never, and both Include Query and Public check boxes must be UNCHECKED.

For more information, see Customising the Expenditure Enquiry screen. To revert to the default view, in Open folder, select the SYSADMIN owner.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance 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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