Back by Popular Demand! Year-End Dates and Spring Finance What’s Up?

Last October, the Finance Service Group surveyed the campus about customer service and 73% of the respondents requested the reinstatement of Year End cut-off dates. We agree!

Year End cut-off dates make clear both your responsibilities and ours as we approach the end of the fiscal year.  You help to ensure that all transactions occur and are recorded in the proper fiscal year, and we process those transactions when submitted timely to meet the final posting date on June 30th.

The 2017-18 Year End cut-off dates can be found on the Finance website. Please reach out to the departments or persons indicated if you have any questions, or contact FinanceConnect at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 4-1558 .

Save the Date!

We will also be available to answer questions at our Spring 2018 What’s Up? event on April 27th  (9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in MLK 225).

Here’s to a successful fiscal close!

New Special Projects Manager for Finance

From Marna Genes, AVP-Finance:

I am pleased to announce a new position for Shauna Rios in the Finance group. On March 19th, Shauna will assume the role of Manager-Special Projects. Her portfolio is best described as wide-ranging – it includes Public Records Act requests, business process redesign, change management, and project management. In this new role, Shauna’s focus will be on improving your experience with our systems, processes, procedures and policies. Her efforts will guide us in providing better resources (education), streamlining processes, and increasing response times. I hope you will partner with her in this new and exciting role.

About Shauna: Shauna started with SJSU in 2007 as the Assistant to the AVP of Finance. Her commitment to customer service made her stand out as an ideal candidate to lead Finance’s customer service team in 2011, and she was one of the founding members of the Finance Support unit when it formed in 2013. Shauna holds a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus, where she also worked prior to coming to SJSU.

Restricted Travel Update: Fund Source

Effective immediately, auxiliary funds are an eligible fund source for travel to the list of states in Assembly Bill 1887.

SJSU funds (Operating Funds, SSETF, CERF, etc.) are considered “state funds” and remain ineligible for supporting travel to restricted states. When using auxiliary funds, remember to select “Travel Paid By Non-University Funds” when indicating the Travel Type on the FTS Travel Authorization.

The following states are currently subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  1. Alabama
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Mississippi
  5. North Carolina
  6. South Dakota
  7. Tennessee
  8. Texas

Please forward this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified.

Do contact Finance Support at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 4-1558 with any questions.

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