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Finance Training (Operations)

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Titchfield

PO15 5RR

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This is an ONS-only event, for PPP staff in the Census and Data Collection Transformation Programme.

Description: This 3 hour session will provide an overview of the day-to-day finance operations and responsibilities.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course participants will be able to understand:

  • The cost centre and output code structure for CTP and the ONS expense code list, and where to find this information
  • How to check and update output codes and cost centre codes on Fusion
  • When to use ONS planning rates and charge-out rates and where to find this information
  • Delegation limits for ONS staff and where to find this information
  • The difference between ‘cash’ and ‘accrual’ accounting concepts
  • How to raise purchase orders and good practice; including the importance of timely receipting and record keeping for audit purposes
  • The budget transfer process - when and how changes are actioned and the impact of RFC’s
  • The finance monthly outturn files and supporting information; understand the purpose of the datasheet, transactions file, GRNI file and commitment report file and be aware of the checks to be made in advance of the monthly finance bilateral
  • Aims and objectives of the monthly finance bilaterals and how to improve the process
  • Importance of accurate budget planning and monthly forecasting and the impact on the CTP monthly accounts and ONS overall budget position
  • Responsibilities in relation to consultancy forecasts and difference between time and materials and delivery of report.
  • Where to find the tools, information and support available to assist with finance operations queries.

Target audience: The course is primarily aimed at any staff within the PPP Directorate who support the Census, specifically those who raise purchase orders; line managers; and those involved in the monthly finance outturns review cycle

Course format: The session will be led by the CTP Finance Operations Team.

Contact: If you need any type of workplace adjustment or have any individual needs that you would want the trainer to be aware of, please contact the course organiser in advance at Census.Learning.and.Development@ons.gov.uk.

Venues:

1 May 10am to 1pm 4002

12 June 10am to 1pm 4108N

3 July 10am to 1pm 4208N

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