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Project Spending Deadline

Project Spending Deadlines

To better assist Principal Investigators (PIs) in ensuring their project spending is completed prior to funding agency deadlines, commencing later this month, PIs and their delegate will begin to receive email notifications advising of upcoming spending deadlines.  To view a template of the communication, see Appendix 1 below.

Reminder emails will be sent prior to the Project Spending Deadline (PSD) at 90 day, 60 day, and 30 day intervals.  Project Spending Deadline's can be found in the FAST research reports.

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Congratulations Graduates!

Working Together – Achieving Professional Excellence!

Congratulations to the inaugural class of 42 graduates of the Financial Services Certificate Program “Understanding the Basics of Financial Activities at Queen’s”.  What a great celebration it was!  Thank you to the many managers, Business Officers, and other important people who supported the graduates in completing the program and who attended this week’s graduation celebration!

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Training Tip of the Month - View ChartField Listings Using FAST

View ChartField listings using FAST

Did you know that as a user of the FAST financial reporting tool, you can view a complete list of all ChartFields including Account, Class, Department, Fund, and Program IDs?  

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

From the FAST Home page:

1. Select Pinned Reports

2. Select All Public Pinned Reports

3. Select desired ChartField Listing

Examples of steps 1 to 3

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Monthly Training Tip - Learning Excel Made Easy

Learning Excel Made Easy

Microsoft Excel – a powerful and easy to use tool that will assist you with reconciling and analyzing your departmental financial data.  Whether you are Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced user, a wide range of online tutorials make it easy for users to access learning resources 24/7.

Learning Excel Made Easy

Microsoft Excel – a powerful and easy to use tool that will assist you with reconciling and analyzing your departmental financial data.  Whether you are Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced user, a wide range of online tutorials make it easy for users to access learning resources 24/7.

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Tri Council - Monthly Tip

Internal vs. External Funding

Internal and external research funding must usually be segregated and managed in separate research projects.  For example, research funding received from an external source should never be deposited into an internally funded project, such as a Special Research Project.  While exceptions to this rule may apply, these must be approved by Research Accounting, Financial Services.

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