Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Latest on BudgetUVA

The FP&A team recently led the Phase One launch of a new web form called BudgetUVA, designed to allow users to manage their operating budgets more easily and effectively. A cross-functional team with members from IT Enterprise Applications and CACS has been working together with FP&A for several months on this project, with many positive outcomes.

The project has also proven to be more complex than originally planned. BudgetUVA has interacted with both UBI and Recon@ in unexpected ways, as many of you may have encountered.

We realize that many of you rely on these tools daily to manage your fiscal activities, and are working quickly to resolve the issues you may have experienced. 

This is an opportunity for us to improve the way we coordinate and manage projects, especially as we approach Finance Strategic Transformation. We are planning a formal "lessons learned"/retrospective within the next few weeks. These meetings will include representation from UBI, Recon@, ITS EA/CACS teams, as well as functional leaders for Recon@ and school/unit representatives. We will share with you what we learn as a result of this process.


Updates, Info, and Questions: 

For the latest on  Recon@ impacts, please visit the ReconUVA website.
The UBI Community will post updates on budget reporting impacts.
For questions/concerns on BudgetUVA, please email 

New Online Course Available!

Introducing PO Shopper’s Guide to Finance Fundamentals, an online version of the instructor-led Finance Fundamentals at UVA course.

With the addition of this new course, if you only need access to a PO Shopper responsibility, you will be able get this access faster without having to wait for the instructor-led class by completing PO Shopper’s Guide to Finance Fundamentals.

Finance Fundamentals at UVA is an important introductory course that helps finance and business professionals better understand UVA’s financial systems, accounting structures, and internal controls. 

PO Shopper’s Guide to Finance Fundamentals covers the same material, including information on procurement systems and policies, but in a condensed, online format. Anyone is welcome to take this online class, but it is specifically targeted to employees seeking PO Shopper responsibilities (UVA PO Shopper-$1 and UVA PO Shopper>$1). Individuals requesting Viewer responsibilities may also find this content helpful.

This course is required for UVA PO Shopper>$1, and recommended for UVA PO Shopper-$1, and has been included as part of the Learning Path for both responsibilities. The instructor-led Finance Fundamentals at UVA is still a required course for access to the Integrated System for those requesting other Finance responsibilities, including PO Requester and PO Purchaser.

For more information on this class and other Finance training, visit 

If you have questions about either of these classes, email

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fresh new websites!

The Units formerly known as the Controller's Office and the Budget Office are pleased to announce their new sites.

We're happy to bring these updated sites to you, but it's about more than a fresh new look.

If you have suggestions on how our sites can be more useful and informative to you, please let us know!

Read on for a few highlighted features of each new site. 

More after the jump!

Lots of upcoming dates for UVAFinance

Read on for a quick recap of what's coming up (better get your calendar handy!).

all the details after the jump!

Want to learn more about the new Online Finance Community?

It's even more awesome in person.  :)
Log on here and see for yourself:

The online Finance Community, your home for all things Finance Strategic Transformation, is now live and ready for you to visit!

Hosted on the Jive platform and adjacent to the UBI Community, our new online space is teeming with project info, upcoming events, and so much more.

  • Have questions about Finance Strategic Transformation?  Post them as a part of our Ask Me Anything event!  Finance leadership will answer all questions between now and the end of September. 
  • Want more info about the Community?  Come to the Lunch and Learn on September 19.  
  • Just have a quick question?  Visit Office Hours!

Questions?  Concerns?  Trouble logging in?  Please contact -- we'll be happy to help!

UVA Faculty/Staff Discounts Available!

Have you checked out the benefits and discounts that UVA faculty and staff members receive? 

Visit  to see a full list of the offerings.  

Here are just a few: 
  • 20% football season tickets
  • UVA women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, and men's and women's lacrosse season tickets
  • DIM Rec Gym Memberships
  • JPJ Arena Tickets
  • UVA Drama
  • Weight Watchers
  • CAVPool Carpool

Be sure and scroll all the way down, so you don't miss any of the great offers!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

UVAFinance: Need a lanyard for your badge?

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has already started wearing your ID!

Transforming our approach to learning

With the establishment of our vision, mission, and values, and the beginning of the Finance Strategic Transformation, comes an increased need to be able to connect our learning and development efforts directly to business outcomes.

In Finance Outreach and Compliance, we’ve been changing the way we design, deliver, and target training to:
  • Identify specific business needs and ensure training provides the solution
  • Include multi-phase learning to improve the learning experience
  • Ensure that learners are able to use and apply the skills and knowledge on the job
  • Establish a culture that supports and encourages the learning process
Read more after the jump!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

You've got questions, they've got answers!

Ask Them Anything in the online Finance Community

It's a great time to get your questions about Finance Strategic Transformation answered!

Between how and September 21 (DEADLINE EXTENDED!), everyone is invited to log into the online Finance Community for our "Ask Me Anything" event!

All you have to do is: 
1.  Log in:
2.  Visit the "Questions" tab and post your question(s) before September 21
3.  Keep your eyes peeled for one or more of our Finance Strategic Transformation leadership team (Melody Bianchetto, Jerry Burke, Nicole Ferretti, and James Gorman) to answer your question.

All questions will be answered by September 30.  

We'll also post and answer any anonymous questions submitted in the online suggestion box and the physical suggestion box from the Carruthers Hall cafe area.