The seminars/workshops offer a more in depth look at particular subjects.
November 2020: The International Working Policy and Brexit - **Cancelled**
Phil Jukes, Global Mobility Manager, is currently launching the new International Working Policy with divisions. This is another opportunity to hear about key risks of international working, with specific examples, and the University’s approach to managing them, plus any impacts arising from Brexit.
Who should come: anyone that may be involved in supporting colleagues working overseas, including identifying when the risks become relevant.
- Wednesday 18 November - 10-11am: **Cancelled**
- Thursday 19 November - 2-3pm: **Cancelled**
December 2020: Managing the Impacts of Brexit
With a focus on movement of goods, movement of people, and impact on research, this seminar will help you understand the impacts of Brexit and how we can best manage them internally. Join the Tax Team, the Purchasing Department, Research Accounts and the Immigration Team.
Who should come: anyone who’s work support purchasing and research might be affected by Brexit.
- Wednesday 9 December - 10-11am: via Teams
- Thursday 10 December - 2-3pm: via Teams
Managing the Impacts of Brexit presentation slides (pptx)
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)
January 2022: Feedback from the Departmental Self-Assurance Return 2021
This seminar will share insights from the analysis of the Departmental Financial Self-Assurance Return completed by all departments as part of the year end activity.
Who should come: anyone interested in the self-assurance results and managing financial risk.
February 2022: VAT Research Tool Revisited
This seminar is designed to help departments manage their VAT on research projects. It will look at how to decide on the VAT status of a project and how to minimise any VAT cost, where possible.
Who should come: anyone responsible for the financial budget and management of a research project.
- Thursday, 17 February 2022, 2.00pm-3.30pm
March 2022: Making Payments to Individuals
This seminar is designed to help finance teams understand the options for making payments to individuals while ensuring the University meets relevant obligations to withhold tax. We will highlight a number of challenging scenarios and factors to consider. This will include paying individuals working overseas.
Who should come: anyone responsible for supporting decisions on the appropriate route to make a payment to an individual.
May 2022: International Research - All things Tax
This seminar will cover how to manage the tax costs and overseas reporting requirements when working overseas and sending staff from your department overseas. It will consider what additional taxes may be incurred and how to manage these to a minimum.
Who should come: anyone responsible for the finances of overseas research projects
- Thursday, 12 May 2022, 2.00pm-3.00pm
June 2022: VAT and Monthly Oracle Checks
This seminar will look at how monthly VAT checks should be carried out in departments, what to do and how to draft a monthly statement of practice.
Who should come: anyone who carries out departmental monthly checks
- Thursday, 16 June 2022, 2.00pm-3.00pm