January 2021: Best practice forecasting at the University
This seminar will highlight good practice in departmental forecasting identified across the divisions, with an emphasis on how forecasting works at the University.
Who should come: anyone involved in budgeting and forecasting.
- Tuesday 12 January - 2-3pm: via Teams
- Friday 15 January - 11.30am-12.30pm: via Teams
Best practice forecasting at the University presentation slides (pptx)
March 2021: Understanding the role of the Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Department plays a number of important roles in the University, including helping the University purchase wisely and harnessing the University’s spending power. Come and learn more about the work of the Purchasing Department and good practice relevant across the University.
Who should come: anyone involved in supporting colleagues making purchases in departments.
- Thursday 25 March - 11am-12pm: via Teams
Understanding the role of the Purchasing Department presentation slides (ppxt)
May 2021: Recognising and Managing Fraud Risk
Attempted fraud can provide a wealth of information on how effectively controls are operating – and where there might be gaps. We will be looking at where risks might lie and how we can learn from them.
Who should come: anyone interested in managing risks and implementing effective processes
- Tuesday 18 May – 2-3pm: via Teams
- Wednesday 19 May – 10-11am: via Teams
Recognising and Managing Fraud Risk presentation slides (ppxt)
October 2021: Finance Community Seminar: Introduction to non-EC Audits
Join us for an exploration of the mysteries of audit. Answer existential questions like why audits are among us and learn how to prepare for the arrival of your audit. Understand the different stages in the life of an audit with special emphasis on formative phases like evidence provision and query resolution. The event will include an exclusive guest appearance of timesheets and will close with the awarding of the coveted audit certificate. Optional equipment: Calculator.
Who should come: anyone who would like to learn more about audits
- Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 2-3pm
- Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10-11am
Introduction to non-ec audit (ppxt)