Finance Open Lab Schedule for August to December 2016

Finance Open Labs have been scheduled for August to December 2016.

Open labs are informal sessions where qualified personnel are available to assist department users who have access to the finance applications: CFS, FTS, Finance Data Warehouse, and Campus Marketplace. Come to an open lab for help on a number of topics:

  • Understanding procurement and finance policies and guidelines
  • Entering Requisitions or Travel Authorizations/Reimbursements in FTS
  • Ordering from Campus Marketplace and Staples Advantage
  • Running or reviewing Finance Data Warehouse reports
  • Managing PO encumbrances
  • Recording receipts and inspections
  • Reviewing PO/requisition information in CFS
  • Locating payment status of a Direct Payment or Reimbursement

Unless noted, labs are scheduled for Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Clark Hall 505 on each of the days listed below. Be sure to bring your login information with you. Please refer back to this announcement for schedule changes.

August 26
September 9
September 23
October 7
October 21
November 4
November 18
December 2
December 16


Fiscal Year 2015-16 Close

To employees responsible for department budget and financial management, fiscal year 2015-16 is now closed in CFS (Common Financial System); therefore there will be no more transactions or adjustments for that year. Complete fiscal year financial reports are finalized and now available in the Finance Data Warehouse.

All periods in fiscal year 2016-17 are now open. The Budget & Risk Management Office has transferred funds to departments for encumbrances that were outstanding on June 30, 2016 in funds 70000 (CSU Operating); and SSETF funds (70018, 70019, and 70020) will be completed by Monday, July 25.

Please note that fund balances will post to departments by Monday, July 25 for the following funds: CERF Funds (48xxx), Miscellaneous Trust (65183), Housing Operations (71000), Health Services (51000), ITS Projects (64006), MLK Special Projects (64009), and Cost Recovery – Auxiliary (78005 and 78006) Funds.

Another smooth year end close. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our success!