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  • Business Expense Updates and Hot Topics

    2024-06-13
    The university pays directly or reimburses individuals for expenses that are necessary and appropriate to conduct university business. Expenditures must be consistent with the university’s purchasing policies and guidelines as well as the guiding principles and IRS regulations with regard to...
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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    2024-06-06
    This page serves as a one-stop shop for departments and stakeholders across Stanford to stay up to date with projects and enhancements, as well as associated resources to support them.
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  • Year-End Close: 2024 Reminders and Deadlines

    2024-05-20
    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. All times listed...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2024-02-22
    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Capital Projects Closeout and Cancellation

    2023-09-20
    Financial Management Services (FMS) has partnered with University IT (UIT) on an enhancement project to streamline, standardize, and automate the capital projects closeout and cancellation process by adding new functionality to PTA Manager. PTA Manager is a system in Oracle Financials that enables... Announcing the new PTAC Closeout functionality to PTA Manager.
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  • Cardinal Planning & Budgeting Project

    2023-08-28
    Stanford’s University Budget Office (UBO), in partnership with University IT (UIT), Financial Management Services (FMS), and university stakeholders, is undertaking a multi-year initiative to enhance the foundation of financial management featuring the development of the new Cardinal Planning &...
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  • Suspense Account Query Tool Project

    2023-06-08
    Financial Management Services (FMS) and University IT (UIT) have partnered to create a new self-service inquiry tool in Oracle Financials that allows users to look up an organization’s suspense account PTAs. If they are a budget officer, they can also create and send a request to change the suspense... On July 1, Stanford employees will have access to a new self-service inquiry tool that allows all Oracle Financials users to look up their organization’s suspense account PTAs and allows budget officers to request updates to them.
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  • Bank Closure/Takeover Impacts and Resources

    2023-05-02
    This article provides a summary of guidance for suppliers and employees who are impacted by recent bank closures, for example Silicon Valley Bank.
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  • Organization Code Hierarchy Tool Project

    2023-02-21
    Stanford University’s financial account structure identifies each organization by a four-character alphabetical organization (org) code. The Organization Code Hierarchy Tool enables effective governance of this structure by defining parent-child organizational relationships and group information... Stanford UBO and FMS are building a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs, launching July 1, 2023.
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    FMS uses the Client Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff that fuels action plans for continuous improvements. This article covers the latest on those projects.
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