The following finance classes are available from January 2022 through June 2022 and are open to any person interested in learning more about Cornell accounting/finance, payroll, and procurement policies.
DFA is pleased to announce that the monthly long-term investment pool (LTIP) data from FY 2012 through FY 2018 through December 2017 has been loaded to the Organization Financial Activity dashboard in OBIEE.
Anyone in a service center role is required to complete the Accounting Certification Program within 18 months of employment and re-certify every 3 years.
The Accounting Certification Program (ACP) helps employees develop and enhance accounting skills and knowledge by providing an overview of the accounting function, as well as detailed training on the use of specific accounting tools and their associated policies and procedures. The ACP is constantly growing/changing. As core courses become available, you can take them individually and apply them to the certification.
For all staff members who work with accounting information and who are new to Cornell accounting methods, this class will cover topics including responsibilities for stewardship and fiduciary responsibility at the university, types of accountability, policy resources, standards of ethical conduct, transaction authority reviews and payment approvals, conflicts, financial irregularities, internal controls, risk assessment and monitoring controls. We will also review several case studies based on the material presented.
This three-hour class is designed to provide guidelines for reconciling asset and liability object codes and monitoring revenue and expense activity. It will define the difference between a reconciliation and monitoring activity, as well as cover risk assessment, properly recording sales tax, correcting unknown variances, and writing-off uncollectible receivables. We will be using the KFS Dashboards and hands-on exercises to reinforce reconciliation techniques and strategies in class.
This course is for staff members who work with accounting information or who are new to Cornell accounting methods. The three-session program uses a mixture of online and traditional classroom learning. There is an online, open-book exam after each session (a total of 3 exams) that must be completed along with all three sessions to receive credit. Exams do not need to be completed before attending the next session.