Resource Category: Finance
This recorded webinar shows changes that are coming with the Finance upgrade in December 2018. Click to see the slides from the webinar. For more information about the upgrade, go the upgrade webpage.
What’s New and What’s Changing Many of the changes coming with the upgrade of ConnectCarolina Finance are behind-the-scenes, but there are a few are new features and changes to the way the pages look. Among the most significant changes are an expanded Finance WorkCenter, different field labels in purchasing, a new layout for the Campus Voucher page, and new features for Budgets. More Links in the Finance WorkCenter If you haven’t used the Finance WorkCenter, give it a try. The WorkCenter lets you move quickly between menu options, and with the upgrade, it will have even more of the links you use most, all in one location. To find it, click the Finance button on the left side of the home page, and then you’ll see Finance WorkCenter as the first option. At the top of the WorkCenter is a folder with the most commonly used pages. Label changes in Purchasing Perhaps the biggest change you’ll notice on December 10 is in Purchasing. The term “vendor” is being replaced by “supplier” on all pages. For example, instead “Vendor Catalog,” you’ll see “Supplier Catalog”. Although the term is changing on most ConnectCarolina pages, you’ll still see ‘vendor’ in a few places. For example, query names … Continued
Starting a new position is stressful and learning a new system at the same time can be all the more overwhelming. Join Cortney Alston of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Finance & Operations team as she provides insight on how to get the most out of onboarding new employees to PeopleSoft. New employee orientation often includes training on the organization’s policies and procedures as well as PeopleSoft. This session describes how the Finance & Operations team leverages best practices and current trends to increase engagement, retention, and improvement of PeopleSoft orientation training for staff in new Finance roles. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
In this session, we’ll look at the common reasons why your finance transactions, such as purchase requisitions, vouchers, and journals get errors. We’ll show you queries to identify those errors and suggestions for fixing the errors. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
How many of these questions can you answer? What is a trust fund? Is there more than one kind? Where do we get the money for a trust fund? How is a trust fund different from other types of funds? Does a trust fund use cash,budget,both, or none of these? What is ABC and AB? This session takes a closer look at trust funds and Tips and Tricks for using and reporting for Trust Funds. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
In this session we discuss the differences between the General Ledger (GL) and the Commitment Control (KK) ledgers. We show when finance transactions are recorded in the various ledgers and how this affects reporting. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
Come to this session to see a preview of the new “look and feel” for ConnectCarolina that is coming your way in December. This session is of interest to anyone works in ConnectCarolina except faculty members, who already have the new look and feel. The coming changes allow the ConnectCarolina team to tailor the home page to groups of users, such as all students or everyone who works with HR content. The changes also pave the way for a more mobile-friendly and easier-to-use navigation in the future.
Opportunity for Procurement Services to share an overview of P-Card basics including recent program updates, policy changes, best practices, and resources with Connect Carolina users. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
Does the thought of all that paperwork necessary to request a foreign vendor ID and to pay a foreign vendor leave you feeling stressed out? This presentation offers some practical “do’s” and “don’ts” with respect to setting up as well as paying foreign vendors. There will be a brief overview of the required documents. We will also discuss some of the common issues which frequently arise when trying to set up or pay a foreign vendor. Departmental representatives, such as accounting technicians and managers, who are tasked with setting up and/or paying foreign vendors will find this session useful. Those who are new to foreign vendors may benefit from this session by learning some recommended best practices thus developing good habits early on. More experienced staff may develop a deeper understanding of the processes and procedures surrounding setting up and paying foreign vendors. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.
If you feel stressed when your Department needs to submit an Independent Contractor approval request, this presentation will provide helpful and valuable information based on the guidelines and procedures necessary to do it correctly. It is an excellent opportunity to develop a more efficient and smooth process that will benefit you and the University. As the Department Representatives (Finance Accountants or Managers) you will get a brief description of the process on “how to” submit a request on Connect Carolina. You will also receive information about what documents need to be submitted to get the Foreign Independent Contractor approvals. We’ll provide you with the links to the latest version of required forms and provide hints about the data and sources requested in each form. To just view the slides from this presentation, click here.