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Office of Budget and Finance All Staff Meeting September 20, 2013. Budget and Finance Leadership Team. Terry Pankratz | Vice President for Budget and Finance Randy Rikel | Associate Vice President and Controller Reda Bernoussi | Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

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Office of Budget and Finance

All Staff Meeting

September 20, 2013

Division of Finance-All Staff Meeting

budget and finance leadership team
Budget and Finance Leadership Team
  • Terry Pankratz | Vice President for Budget and Finance
    • Randy Rikel | Associate Vice President and Controller
      • Reda Bernoussi | Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting
      • Adam Cantwell | Director of Payroll and Data Administration
      • Cheryl Friesenhahn | Director of Student Financial Services
      • Jennifer Mayes | Compliance Manager
    • Pete Bond | Assistant Vice President for Procurement
      • Gina Niemann | Director of Procurement/Accounts Payable
      • Paul Watson | Director of Procurement/Purchasing
    • Lynne Culverhouse | Director of Budget and Resource Planning
    • Orkun Toros | Director of Operations
    • Kim Laird | Director of Business Intelligence

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new faces
New Faces
  • Randy RikelAssociate Vice President and Controller
  • Kim LairdDirector of Business Intelligence

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announcements
Announcements
  • Operations - Orkun Toros
  • Business Intelligence - Kim Laird
  • Budget - Lynne Culverhouse
  • Procurement Management - Pete Bond
  • Accounting, Payroll and Student Financial Services - Randy Rikel

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operations what w e do
Operations – What we do
  • Project Management
    • Manage projects
    • Standardize how projects are run
    • Ensure standards are followed
  • Continuous Improvement (CI)
    • Prioritize CI projects
    • Lead and direct teams
    • Report CI results
  • Business Office
    • HR/Payroll
    • Travel Reimbursements
    • Internal Budgeting/Accounting
    • Budgetary and Financial Reporting to VP and Directors

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operations projects
Operations – Projects
  • Employee Personnel Action Requests (ePAR)
    • Goal: Automate creation, routing and processing of personnel actions in PeopleSoft
    • Implementation (Phase 1): January 2014
    • Status:
      • Screen designs (Well Underway)
      • Custom workflow design (Underway)
      • Testing/Validation (Not Started)
  • Budget Module Implementation
    • Goal: Automate data entry, routing, approval and validation of departmental budgetsin PeopleSoft
    • Implementation (Phase 1): March 2014
    • Status:
      • System design for the budget planning tool (Well Underway)
      • System design for budget data entry (Underway)

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operations projects cont
Operations – Projects (cont.)
  • Knowledgebase Implementation
    • Goal: Implement a knowledgebase to serve as a repository for FAQs, standard administrative procedures and forms
    • Implementation: November 2013
    • Status:
      • Contracting with vendor (Nearing Completion)
      • 220+ FAQs completed, 160+ FAQs currently under review
      • Year-End Closing SAPs (Underway)
  • Central Business Office
    • Goal: Provide business services for the Office of Budget and Finance
    • Implementation: As soon as hiring is completed
    • Status:
      • Review of travel, procurement, check requests and PAF processing (Completed)
      • TEE and TAE (Completed)
      • New employee hiring, account reconciliations and other duties (Underway)

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operations projects cont1
Operations – Projects (cont.)
  • AchieveIT
    • Goal: Configure ExecuteIT and ImproveIT to maintain the strategic plan and track projects
    • Implementation: September 2013
    • Status:
      • Configuration and framework (Completed)
      • Design and documentation of guidelines (Completed)
      • User training (Underway)
  • Time and Labor
    • Goal: Implement Time and Labor in PeopleSoft to automate reporting, approval and processing of time for hourly employees.
    • Implementation: November 2014
    • Status:
      • Requirements gathering (Completed)
      • PeopleSoft configuration (Underway)
      • Customizations (Not Started)

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project team members sorted by last name
PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS (Sorted by Last Name)

ePAR

  • Bryce Brownlee
  • Natalie Cummings
  • Dena Davis
  • Marita Hawkins (HR)
  • Kelly Linder
  • Jay Manikandan
  • Sheretha Measells
  • Ilyce Murray (HR)
  • Randy Rikel

Budget

  • Bryce Brownlee
  • Lynne Culverhouse
  • Dave Gaarder
  • John Harralson
  • Wen Kuo (IR)
  • Barbara Manzi
  • Ashwin Menon (IR)
  • Rohan Nilekani
  • Randy Rikel

CBO Design

  • Alice Ahten
  • Hayley Berk
  • Bryce Brownlee
  • Kyra Detwiler
  • Lori Jacobsen
  • Dalia Sanders
  • Rose Walton

Time&Labor

  • Jessica Bortz
  • Adam Cantwell
  • Natalie Cummings
  • John Harralson
  • Randy Rikel

Knowledge Base

  • Greg Argueta
  • Christy Baxter
  • Jessie Bortz
  • Bryce Brownlee
  • Kelly Linder
  • Rebekah Lopez
  • Jennifer Mayes
  • Sheretha Measells
  • Karol Miller
  • Gina Niemann
  • Janice Wald
  • Paul Watson
  • Stephanie Williams

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business intelligence update
Business Intelligence Update
  • What Business Intelligence is not
    • An oxymoron
    • A duplication of effort
    • A threat to existing operations and functions
  • What Business Intelligence is
    • “the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance” (Gartner Group)
    • An enhancement to existing division activities
    • Collaborating, communicating, discovering, learning, and sharing
  • Priorities
    • Obtain data, prepare analyses, and formulate results in meaningful and understandable reports to facilitate management decision making

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business intelligence update1
Business Intelligence Update
  • Ongoing Activities
    • Asking questions
    • Meeting with division directors
    • Gaining an understanding of UT-Dallas, PeopleSoft data configuration, available systems and tools, and identifying SMEs
    • Learning!
  • Initial Projects
    • Obtain data for Delta Cost Revenue and Expense survey
    • Understand Student Fees and expected revenue growth
    • Develop budget monitoring reports for Finance and Budget Division
    • Research structural deficits, recommend action
    • Develop internal auxiliary financial reports
    • Hire a Financial Analyst
  • Let us know how we can help!

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Office of Budget and Resource Planning

FY 2014 Strategic Planning Goals:

1). Promote innovation in on-going system of process improvement

2). Embrace change to improve business processes

3). Promote enhanced reportingthat leads to reliable decision making

4). Foster engagement and ownershipin planning, budgeting, assessments and accountability

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office of budget and resource planning
Office of Budget and Resource Planning
  • FY 2014 Budget Office Values & Beliefs
    • Effectiveness
      • Follow established set of guidelines, policies and procedures
    • Information
      • Ensure that users and campus community members are well informed and educated about the budget and budget process
    • Communication
      • Make budget information more readily available to users by developing better communication systems and reporting systems
    • Commitment
      • Our staff is committed to providing quality customer service to students, faculty, staff, UT System administration and state legislatures

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Office of Budget and Resource Planning
  • FY 2014 Major Projects:
      • Legislative Appropriation Request – FY 16-17
      • Implement Budget Module – March 2014
      • Revise the Revenue Forecasting Model
      • Improve Budget Monitoring and Control Process
        • Develop monthly budget variance reports
        • Enforce budget policies in consistent manner
      • Develop Post-Performance Analysis to improve future budget process
        • Enhance Budget to Actual reporting methodologies
        • Review FY 2014 budget process with university community to identify opportunities for improvement
      • Assist with implementation of EPAR as needed
      • Define and implement process improvements for Reallocation System

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procurement management updates
Procurement Management Updates
  • Considering use of SciQuest Desktop Receiving versus Central Receiving
    • Advantages:
      • End user can verify receipt for goods and services at dept level
      • Using automated capabilities of our eProcurement software
    • Disadvantages:
      • Perception that customers have to do more work
      • Messages from eProcurement might be ignored if too frequent
      • Ensuring messages from SciQuest are directed to the appropriate person

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procurement management updates1
Procurement Management Updates
  • Improvement of the Travel Process
    • Integrated new travel agencies and provided training for the Concur Online Booking Tool – done May 1, 2013
    • Review and modification of Policies and Procedures to help efficiently automate processes
      • Looking at self-service options (PeopleSoft T&E v. Concur Expense)
      • Education Advisory Board (EAB) to assist with researching other institutions and provide feedback
      • Developing additional training and improving communication
      • Reviewing how to apply best practices travel documents recently received from UT System Workgroup

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procurement management updates2
Procurement Management Updates
  • Other Current Projects
    • Successfully hosted 4-day Regional Purchasing Conference in Frisco
    • Subject Matter Payments (Greenphire/Clincard) – working with Randy
    • New policy for gifts, awards, and prizes including use of P-card for gift cards
    • Preparing RFP for hosted ERP Disaster Recovery

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avp controller what we do
AVP & Controller – What we do
  • Associate Vice President & Controller
    • Accounting & Reporting
    • Financial Compliance
    • Payroll
    • Student Finance

Provide excellent customer service and servant leadership to both internal and external constituents that exceeds their expectations.

Identify and maximize efficiencies within our processes to help our customers and ourselves.Re-align our policies and procedures to include technology enhancements that are currently missing and or in the process of being implemented.

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avp controller who is new
AVP & Controller – Who is new?
  • Administration
    • Dalia Sanders
  • Finance
    • Cynthia Milligan
    • Li Yang
    • NgheLuu
    • Michelle Doung
    • Heidi Kessell
    • Trysta Horton
  • Payroll
    • Jessica Bortz
    • Amy Tiller

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avp controller what is new
AVP & Controller – What is new?
  • More automation
    • Dependence on paper
    • Work is efficient
    • Projects that will help
  • Review of Policies and Procedures
    • Examining the University of Texas Policies
    • Review of UTD policies
    • Documenting departmental procedures
  • Collaboration
    • Internal to External
    • Internal to Internal

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Update on Priorities

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update on spring 2013 priorities
Update on Spring 2013 Priorities
  • Stabilize PeopleSoft
    • Development Projects
      • Personnel Action Form – January 2014
      • TouchnetUpgrade – Completed
      • Budget Module – March 2014
      • Time and Labor – November 2014
      • Human Subject Payments – January 2014
  • Establish an employee-centric, customer focused division
    • Reduce employee turnover
      • FY 2012 – 17.24% FY 2013 – 19.83%
  • Effectively manage development projects
    • Created Finance Operations Group and Central Business Office(Internal business operations, continuous improvement, project mgmt)
  • Establish the division’s credibility as an excellent service provider
    • Working closely with schools/departments to understand and exceed their expectations
    • Created the Business Intelligence Group to improve internal financial information

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strategic themes
Strategic Themes
  • Financial excellence
  • Customer-focused
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Employee-centric

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2013 2014 strategic plan
2013-2014 Strategic Plan

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2013-2014 Strategic Plan

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2013 2014 strategic plan2
2013-2014 Strategic Plan

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2013 2014 strategic plan3
2013-2014 Strategic Plan

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Thank you for coming!!

Questions?

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