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Weekly Bulletin No. 878

Tuesday 31st August


Year End Heading

Year-end 2020/21 - This week's activities and key dates

Last Date Module Task
Tue 31 Aug GL CUEF valuation journal posted and departments notified
Tue 31 Aug GL Process journals for any remaining credit card expenditure
Tue 31 Aug GL Ensure expenditure is coded against the same SoF as related income and clear deficits
Tue 31 Aug GL Complete spreadsheets for income and expense accruals
Tue 31 Aug GL GL Closes at 5pm
Wed 1 Sep GL Trust fund overheads posted (Final)
Wed 1 Sep GL ICC overhead journals processed (Final)
Thu 2 Sep Key Date Interim Summary Reports emailed to departments (interim report 3)

Please refer to year end instructions webpage for further information, including the detailed instructions for individual modules.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training



Marketplace unavailable – Thursday 2nd September 2021

Please be advised of an upcoming period of maintenance scheduled to take place on the Marketplace, from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm Thursday 2nd September 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Issued by Heather Twinn - e-Procurement Administrator



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Cognos - Grants Reports Update

The Cognos report Grants: Expenditure Enquiry has been updated to allow users to select a commitments only report output.

This will allow users to run the Grants: Expenditure Enquiry report in place of the old Detailed Commitment Enquiry report, and the Detailed Commitment Enquiry report will now be retired.

The Grants: Listing and Budget V Actual Report has also been updated and now includes an optional Task Name parameter at runtime, and Task Name field in the report output.

We would urge anyone with any feedback regarding the grants reports to contact FSG System Support.

Issued by Leisa Broad



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2021/22 Training Timetable

The new training schedule is now available. For the time being, virtual courses are being offered via Teams. The on demand online courses are available as usual.

Forthcoming courses (via Teams)

Grants 2: Reporting using Cognos, Tue 7 and Wed 8 September

This is the Grants course that covers reporting, and follows on from Intro to Cognos. We focus on the Grants reports offering in Cognos. It includes the two “new” flexible reports where you produce your own desired output. Over the two sessions, reporting is viewed from three different perspectives: summary financial information, detailed expenditure analysis and management reports for grants due to close.If you missed the Intro to Cognos course, you can catch up by completing the online version.

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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