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University Budget Series

Available To: 
UMass faculty and staff

This Budget Office series covers essential budgeting skills and responsibilities including campus practices for creating and monitoring a budget. 

  • Session 1: Budget Overview/ Basic Finance (11/6)- Basic budgeting concepts and terms, budget timelines, the structure and funding of the campus budget, and the basics of fund accounting.
  • Session 2: Campus Budget & Accounting Practice (11/13)- Campus accounting terminology and practices, budgeting practices, and the budgeting/accounting calendar.
  • Session 3: Hands-on Manage Your Budget (11/20)- Reading PeopleSoft financial reports, monitoring budget performance, doing trend analysis, and using tools and techniques for dealing with challenging budget situations.

 Participants who attend all three consecutive sessions will receive a certificate of completion.


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