Amazon Business in Campus Marketplace Overview

As mentioned in our announcement regarding Amazon Business in Campus Marketplace, two web conference calls will be held to get you familiar with Amazon Business in Campus Marketplace. The hour-long conference calls are scheduled for:

  • Friday, September 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, September 23 at 10 a.m.

They will be conducted by Amazon’s Representative, Hilary Salander. She will provide a general overview of Amazon Business and common punchout catalog errors.  There is no need for you to register. You can join in a session from your computer or by phone.

From your computer, go to https://amazon.webex.com/webappng/sites/amazon/dashboard/pmr/hilsal?siteurl=amazon
or by phone: 1-650-479-3207 and enter Access Code: 927 691 832 .

In addition, Finance Open Labs have been scheduled for you to come in and get assistance from our Finance staff.

New Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

A message from Finance and Business Services Senior AVP Marna Genes:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Ward as Director-Financial Planning & Analysis effective Monday, September 16th. Doug has an extensive financial management and accounting background that includes more than six years with the University of California in roles that encompassed operations management, fiscal management and capital budgeting. In his last role with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services he served as the Financial Management Officer and ended his tenure serving as the Executive Officer for a regional office that provided services to the states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah.  During his tenure in Federal service Doug streamlined financial operations for the region and received training in the model for improvement through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Doug is a CSU alumnus from Long Beach and earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Doug’s title is new, replacing the former “Director of Budget Planning & Financial Management” title. The position responsibilities are essentially the same, but the new title appropriately reflects the growing emphasis on financial planning, modeling and analysis under our new three-year budget planning model, and with the centralization of operating fund compensation budgets. Doug oversees the office of Budget & Financial Management, which includes Roxanna Moradi, Claudia Gasca and Mike Vizzusi.

I can’t thank Susan Jaynes enough for serving as the Director of Budget Planning & Financial Management for the last two years. Susan recently returned to her former role, Manager-Capital Financial Planning & Analysis, and has shifted to a part-time schedule.

Please join me in welcoming Doug and thanking Susan.

New! ProCard/GoCard Workshops

Finance has scheduled workshops dedicated to all things ProCard and GoCard. The ProCard/GoCard training will now be a walk-in workshop where cardholders can come meet with Finance staff to get an overview of the submission process and obtain hands-on reconciliation training. The workshops will replace the formal ProCard/GoCard Reconciliation class (Course # FIN903).

New and current cardholders are encouraged to attend a workshop when they need assistance or have questions about the ProCard/GoCard. There is no need to register; however, the first 30 minutes of the workshop will provide an overview of the reconciliation process so please promptly arrive when the session begins. Afterwards, the workshop is opened for cardholders to ask questions or seek assistance in completing their reconciliation. Do bring your scanned receipts and backup documentation.

Unless noted, the workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in IRC 210 on the following dates:

  • September 27 in Clark 224
  • October 28
  • November 25
  • December 20
  • January 6, 2020