University of Minnesota
Financial Systems User Network (FSUN)
http://www.finsys.umn.edu/fsun/fsun_home.htm
FSUN is sponsored by the Controller's Office


Networking all financial system users
through strong communication.

The Financial Systems User Network (FSUN) is an organization comprised of over 600 of the University's various financial systems users led by an elected Board of Directors.

The 2015 FSUN Board of Directors chair in Matt Kuzma. Carol Flannigan is the Vice-Chair. For a full list of the FSUN Board please click the Board of Directors link here.

Upcoming events

April 13, 2015 Uniform Guidance

Nicole Pilman, Uniform Guidance Implementation Coordinator, will be speaking from 1-2 pm on Monday, 4/13/15. Registration requested. Information on the location and how to register will be available soon. Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Background on purpose of UG
  • Overall implementation plan of UG
  • Status of federal rollout of UG
  • UG terms with greatest impact to University
  • Review of proposal and subaward PI Quick Guides

April 14, 2015 Effort Certification

Don Hammer, a Grants and Contract Professional in SPA, will be speaking on 4/14/15 about Effort Certification. Registration requested. Information on the time of the presentation, location, and how to register will be available soon. Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Basic Introduction: Effort 101
  • Updated salary cap information
  • Three email warning policy around effort certification
  • Q&A

April 14, 2015 Accounts Receivable

David Laden, Director of Nonsponsored Accounts Receivable, will be speaking on 4/14/15. Registration requested. Information on the time of the presentation, location, and how to register will be available soon. Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Accounts Receivable tips and reminders
  • Best practices
  • Accounts Receivable monitoring
  • Collection process
  • How up-front EFS entries affect the entire Accounts Receivable process.
  • Upgrade changes

 


Previous Events

Scholarship Management & Fund Utilization Brown Bag

FSUN hosted two brown bags on Scholarship Management & Fund Utilization, presented by Mary O’Brien.

Mary O’Brien from the Foundation presented two brown bags on the Foundation fund use for scholarship funding through STAR and Spending Plans. Topics covered a review of the system, including reporting and various tools to help maximize use of resources available for scholarships.

They were held on  August 13, 2014 10:30am 11:30am in the Labovitz School of Business & Economics 129-LSBE in Duluth and on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 11am - 12pm in the Molecular and Cellular Biology RM 2-120.

Payroll Accounting Brown Bag

FSUN hosted a brown bag on Payroll Accounting, presented by Kelly Krattiger.

Topics covered included: a review covering retro salary adjustments post-ESUP upgrade, funding at position/pool level, position data, and a brief summary of the portal.

It was held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 10:30am - 11:30 in the Molecular and Cellular Biology RM 2-122.

If you would like to view the presentation click here for the video.

Spring General Membership Meeting 2014

The Spring General Membership meeting was April 23, 2014.

This event covered the latest information on The Upgrade, including Procurement Card changes, Portal, Payroll accounting and financial reporting. The full agenda and presentation slides can be viewed here.

Click here to view a recording of the presentation.

Sales Tax Brown Bags

FSUN hosted brown bags both in person and via UM Connect on Sales Tax. Topics covered will include: a review of property and services subject to sales tax; the U's status as a seller versus a buyer; the U's filing structure; exempt customers and necessary documentation; sales tax in other states; and updates on recent legislative changes and proposals. Presentation slides for the can be viewed here.