Thursday, February 4, 2016

Comptroller: Cardinal, BOV Reporting, Hellos & Goodbyes

Cardinal Update
The Commonwealth went LIVE with Cardinal on February 1st. The transition went relatively smooth with only a few minor technical glitches. Now comes the challenging part of getting proficient with the new Cardinal (PeopleSoft) program. Interactions with the State occur each day and at month-end when all state expenditures are uploaded to the system. The state will continue to “dual-process” transactions in both CARS and Cardinal, and UVA’s accounting services department will be in charge of ensuring the two systems agree. This dual processing will continue until 6/30/16 at which time CARS will be deactivated.

Enhanced BOV Reporting
The University produced for the first time a CONSOLIDATED, modified accrual-based interim financial statement showing both Academic and Medical Center financial information for the six months ended 12/31/15. This took the effort of several folks on both the Medical Center and Academic sides. These reports will enable upper management to see better financial information for the entire University on a more timely basis.

Saying Hello…
The Comptroller’s Office welcomes Michael Hayton to our Computing Systems Support group.  Michael comes to us from the Fluvanna County School system where he worked for 13 years, most recently as the Network Administrator for the division.  He has been very busy getting to know our systems and our people, and we are glad he is here!

Saying Goodbye…
It is with sadness, but excitement that we say goodbye to Susan Herod, who will be leaving the Comptroller’s Office to become the Assistant Dean for Finance in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, effective February 8th.  Her central office knowledge and experience will greatly benefit SCPS and promote collaboration between central offices and the school.  Our loss is a tremendous gain for SCPS and the University as a whole.  Best wishes Sue…we will miss you!

No comments: