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Gain the knowledge and confidence to navigate Stanford's Financial Systems. Keep your skills sharp and your financial acumen strong and focused. Choose from a wide variety of training courses to suit your needs.

If you do this...Take these classesClass TitleFinancial Category
Access any financial data or perform any financial activityFIN-PROG-0020Financial Stewardship ExpectationsFinancial Stewardship
Manage stewardship of Stanford financesDOR-1101Understanding Cost PolicyFinancial Authority


Internal Controls
Grant authority to access financial systems–––Tutorial for Authority Manager
Review and approve financial transactionsFIN-0103Approving Financial Transactions
Initiate, approve, reconcile, review, or manage financial transactionsFIN-0102Using Stanford’s Chart of AccountsAccount Structure: Chart of Accounts
Request or approve new accounts (PTAs)


Introduction to Stanford PTA Attributes
Request new accounts (PTAs) using PTA ManagerFIN-0201Requesting PTAs Using PTA Manager
Maintain account attributes using PTA ManagerFIN-0202Maintaining PTAs Using PTA Manager
Purchase catalog items and create custom orders using SmartMartFIN-0412Purchasing Using SmartMartBuying & Paying
Initiate non-catalog requests: requisitions and contractsFIN-0410Non-Catalog Purchasing Using Oracle iProcurement
Act as PCard custodian or transaction VerifierFIN-0450PCard Policy & Procedure
Initiate and manage reimbursement requests and expense reportsFIN-0500Introduction to Expense Requests
Initiate and manage requests for Non-PO paymentsFIN-0504Non-PO Payment Requests
Process requests for advance fundsFIN-0502Requesting and Clearing Advances
Pay human subjectsFIN-0508Paying Human Subjects
Select vendors or people to receive paymentsFIN-0509Payee / Supplier Setup
Travel for Stanford business or support business travelersFIN-0400Traveling for StanfordTravel
Create expense reports for Travel Card transactionsFIN-0402Expense Reports with Travel Card Charges
Initiate and manage reimbursement requests and expense reportsFIN-0500Introduction to Expense RequestsReimbursement / Expense Reporting
Administer and reconcile department petty cash fundsFIN-0506Petty Cash Administration
Manage Stanford fundsFIN-0170FUNDamentals of FundsFunds Management
Manage commitments and available fund balances, forecast future expendituresFIN-0180Introduction to the Commitment Management System (CMS)
FIN-0181Acquiring Core CMS Skills
Initiate expense journals or journal transfersFIN-0210Introduction to iJournals
Reconcile and review expenditure statementsFIN-0160Expenditure Statement Reconciliation and Review
Process monetary gifts made to StanfordFIN-0190Initiating Gift Transmittals
Approve monetary gifts made to StanfordFIN-0191Approving Gift Transmittals
Run financial reports in OBIFIN-0340Introduction to OBI Financial ReportingFinancial Reporting
Customize reports in OBI dashboardFIN-0345CER Dashboard Intermediate Workshop
Run payroll and labor management reports using OBIFIN-0351Introduction to Payroll and Labor Management Reporting Using OBI
Run expenditure detail and SU card activity reports using OBIFIN-0353OBI Financial Reporting – Expense Requests & SU Card Activity Predefined Reports
Run consolidated expenditure reports using OBIFIN-0355Overview of Consolidated Expenditure Reporting Dashboard
Create custom reports and perform advanced analyses using OBIFIN-0350Creating Financial Analyses Using OBI
Allocate employee labor costsFIN-0510Labor SchedulesPayroll Administration
Initiate salary transfersFIN-0520Labor Distribution Adjustments
Analyze and reconcile graduate financial aid expendituresFIN-0110Understanding Graduate Financial Aid ExpendituresSupporting Students

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