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Financial Management Course Catalog

Providing skill-based financial management related training opportunities for staff and faculty. Please select the desired course. 

Accounts Payable and Payment Inquiries

Prerequisites:

Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is required for CFS PeopleSoft End Users.

Course Description:

This course will cover how to look up vouchers associated with an individual who travels, plus reviewing supplier vouchers (1) attached to PO and (2) stand alone, and any documents related to the voucher.

The following will be covered:

  • Understanding the difference between invoices and vouchers
  • Inquiring on paid and pending vouchers
  • Reviewing Payment Status and related documents

Method:

Course Documents:

Finance AP Vouchers and Payments Training Manual – CFS 9.2 (PDF)

 

Cash Handling/Credit Card/E-Commerce Payment Policies

Prerequisites:

Must be authorized to handle Campus payments via cash, checks, credit cards and e-commerce on behalf of a department or other operation of the University or University Foundations.

Course Information:

This course is required for employees and student workers with access to cardholder data; and assigned cash, cash-equivalent, checks and e-commerce duties. Annual training is mandatory for employees or student workers in areas designated to handle Campus payments.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to train employees and student workers on the following:

  • Cash Handling procedures
  • Accurate recording of receipts
  • Ensure the reliability of financial data
  • Protection of cardholder data

Method:

Classroom

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training.

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Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Information:

This course is required for all Business Unit End Users that have fiscal management responsibilities.

Course Description:

Attendees will gain a fundamental understanding of the Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approval processes. This class provides

  • an introduction to CSULB business units, ledgers and funds
  • definitions of the chartfield values that form the Chart of Accounts
  • an explanation for the use of speedcharts with campus chargeback providers
  • an understanding of Signature Authority & Delegation of Authority (DOA)
  • the process for inquiring on Delegation of Authority (DOA)

Method:

Course Documents:

 

Data Warehouse Reporting 12c - All BU Reporting

Prerequisites:

Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is required for all new and current Data Warehouse End Users.

Course Description:

The following will be covered for all BUs (LBCMP, LBFDN, LB49R):

  • An overview of features in 12c
  • Managing Budgeted Funds
  • Managing Non Budgeted Funds
  • Transaction Reporting

Method:

Course Documents:

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DWH Labor Cost Distribution (LCD) Reporting

Prerequisites:

Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is targeted for LBCMP Business Unit End Users needing to perform reconciliations and/or analysis of Labor Cost Distribution data.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to teach the End User how to perform various financial analyses using payroll data and managing a budget that includes payroll costs.

Method:

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training.

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Insurance and Risk Management

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Information:

This course is optional for CSULB Faculty and Staff who hire vendors, consultants, and independent contractors to perform services on or off campus.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course offered by Risk Management is to provide an overview of CSULB insurance requirements, required insurance documents, and risk identification/assessment.

Method:

Classroom, Presentation

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training.

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Journal Entry and Upload (Actuals/Budget Journals)

Prerequisites:

Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is required for CFS PeopleSoft End Users.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to teach the End User how to enter Journal Entries in the CFS PeopleSoft System.

Method:

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training

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Procurement Card Reconciliation - Interactive Session

Prerequisites: Participants must complete a pre-assessement questionnaire after registration validating the following pre-requisites have been fulfilled. Participants will receive confirmation to attend class after the pre-assessment has been reviewed.

  1. Completion/Submission of the Procurement Credit Card (DocuSign) form for cardholders to request a card OR or email/written notification to fs-pcard@csulb.edu from reconcilers to notify that the person is solely a reconciler and for whom they will be reconciling.
  2. Completion/Submission by cardholders and reconcilers of an approved Finance Authority Application (FAA form) requesting access to the Campus Commuity "ProCard User" role. This must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the session in order for the user to be configured in the appropriate testing environment.
  3. Watch On Demand Videos: 
    1. Procurement: Guideline & Monthly Reconciliation for Procurement Cardholders.
    2. All Videos in the Monthly ProCard Reporting Process section of the Procurement Credit Card Overview page.
  4. Test the Two step verification process which is required to login to CFS PeopleSoft. To understand the options, refer to ITS Two Step activation.
  5. It is recommended that attendees complete the “Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals” (videos 1-4) on-demand training prior to enrollment in this course.

Course Information:

The hands-on exercises within the CSU ProCard module applies the concepts presented in Procurement Card Training On-Demand videos.

Course Description:

The following will be evaluated during this hands-on session:

  • Entering Description/Business Purpose
  • Selecting Categories
  • Modifying chartfield strings
  • Splitting Distributions

Method:

Zoom Online Training - registered will be notificatied of call-in information prior to the session.

Course Documents:

References:

 

View Calendar to Register for the next Session

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Purchase to Pay Overview

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Information:

This high-level workshop is required for staff members responsible for ordering office supplies, goods and services.

Course Description:

This workshop offered by Purchasing is to provide an overview of CSULB Purchasing guidelines; and Purchase options, such as submittal of on-line Requisition/Purchase Order, P-card, Staples, and Direct Expense.

Method:

Classroom

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training.

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Purchasing Information & Communication Technology at the Beach

Prerequisites:

Attendees must be authorized to make purchases on behalf of their department (Requisition or ProCard), or support the procurement of information technology for their department.

Course Information:

Purchasing ITC at the Beach is required for staff that purchase any information or communication technology products or services.

Course Description:

Attendees will be:

  • Introduced to the procurement compliance review (PCR) process
    • HECVAT/Security
    • E&IT Checklist
    • Purchasing review
    • ITS Review
    • Buyer notifies requester
    • Requestor pays for goods/services
  • Familiarized with CSU policies surrounding Security and Technological Coordination

Method:

Purchasing ITC at the Beach (on-demand video*)

Course Documents:

Refer to How to Purchase and Pay - Technology

 

Requisition and Purchase Order Inquiries

Prerequisites:

Class available to all CFS Users.  Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is required for CFS PeopleSoft End Users who enter and approve requisitions.

Course Description:

This course will cover how to look up and review requisitions, purchase orders and related documents.
The following will be covered:

  • Understanding the Requisition to Payment Lifecycle
  • Inquiring on Requisition or Purchase Order Status
  • Running Lifecycle Reports

Method:

  • Video On-Demand via Office 365 Stream (requires authentication via SSO)​


Note: To request CFS PeopleSoft access, complete the Finance Authority ApplicationTwo step verification is required to login to CFS PeopleSoft. To understand the options, refer to the ITS Two Step activation article.

Course Documents:

Requisition and Purchase Order Inquiry Training Guide (PDF)

 

Requisition Entry

Prerequisites:

Recommend completing the "Chartfields, Speedcharts and Approvals" training.

Course Information:

This course is only required for those end users who will be requesting the purchase of goods or services using the CFS PeopleSoft Requisition module.

Note: To gain the ability to enter requisitions using CFS PeopleSoft, request access using the Finance Authority Application.  Two step verification is required after gaining access. To understand the options, refer to the ITS Two Step activation article.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to teach the End User how to enter Requisitions into the CFS PeopleSoft System.

Method:

Course Documents:

Materials will be provided at training.

 

Travel Workshop

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Information:

This course is recommended for CSULB Faculty and Staff who are new to Employee business travel at the University, and current members who want a refresher.

Course Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of proper campus travel procedures. End Users will learn what documentation is required before, during, and after business trips to ensure successful travel claim transactions.

Method:

Classroom, Presentation

Course Documents:

Campus Travel Procedures

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