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Weekly Bulletin No. 864

Monday 24th May

Marketplace Unavailable – Thursday 27th May 2021

Please be advised of an upcoming period of maintenance scheduled to take place on the Marketplace from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm Thursday 27th May 2021
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Issued by Heather Twinn - eProcurement Administrator
 

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Using your own vehicle for business trips -insurance requirements

As restrictions continue to be relaxed employees should be reminded that if they wish to use their personal vehicles for business trips then they must ensure that their motor insurance policy includes cover for “business use”. Without the appropriate insurance cover employees are not allowed to use their vehicle on University business or reclaim mileage for business trips.
 
The mileage rate paid already includes an element towards insurance costs.  It should also be noted, that despite the fact that many have been working from home for the best part of the last year, business trips still do not include travel from home to the ‘normal’ place of work (ordinary commuting). More information about when use of a private vehicle may be appropriate and requirements can be found in Chapter 5b of Financial Procedures Manual – Private vehicle travel.
 
Issued by Karen Sheldon – Finance Training
 

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Forthcoming course (via Teams)

This course is designed for University staff with responsibility for managing budgets and financial targets. Intro to Budgeting covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. NB: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants
 
Cognos Intro, Tue 8 and Wed 9 Jun
This course is the basis for GL and Grants reporting and introduces the functionality of Cognos. It is a practical course, with demonstrations of tips and shortcuts. You will need to ensure you have Cognos access setup before the course. This is obtained via your Key Contact. NB. The objective is to facilitate using Cognos. Report outputs are covered in detail in the GL or Grants reporting courses.
 
The first of the Excel courses that aim to increase your spreadsheet skills in the context of working with CUFS data. Apart from extracting the data, learn how to manipulate and analyse it for reporting purposes, using a variety of Excel tools. Both sessions need to be attended.
 
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.