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Changes to Z Fund PG Process

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The process for creating a Z Fund PG has changed. Starting August 16, 2018, please send Z Fund PG requests or any questions you may have to the following email: zfundpg.requests@finance.ubc.ca

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Supply Management & Financial Operations Realignment

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Financial Operations reorganizes Supply Management and Operations teams to improve customer service and enhance value.

As part of the Procurement Modernization project, Financial Operations has reorganized our Supply Management and Financial...

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New Tariff Regulations for US Imports Effective July 1, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Government of Canada has announced a long list of tariffs of 25% and 10% on approximately $16 billion of U.S. imports (comparable to the value of Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S.) that...

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UBC Finance training program wins first place

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The UBC Finance Support Program took first place in the CAUBO Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Awards Program.

This win recognized the creation of an online training platform that supports administrators in making day-to-day operational decisions, such as managing space and...

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Procurement Modernization-together we made a difference!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

When Financial Operations started the initial review of our P2P (Procure to Pay) processes in 2016, we knew collaboration with people involved in financial transactions all over campus was essential.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these teams and the broader UBC...

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Thomas Straley joins UBC as Accounts Payable Manager

Friday, June 01, 2018

Thomas Straley has joined UBC’s Financial Operations group as the new Accounts Payable Manager.

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in accounts payable, with his most recent position at Aritzia as the Accounts Payable Manager. His team was responsible for payables, employee...

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New electronic Procurement form goes live!

Monday, April 23, 2018

As part of the Procurement Modernization project, Financial Operations is excited to launch an electronic Procurement form for purchasing goods and services over $3,500, including electronic approvals.

The new electronic form removes the need to print and scan forms, and...

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Year End petty cash confirmations move online

Monday, March 19, 2018

Revenue Accounting is introducing a new process effective immediately. The department will no longer send out petty cash confirmation via campus mail but will use PeopleSoft workflow process to send out a notification to Project Grant (PG) managers with petty cash balances as of March 14....

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Important year end deadlines

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

For those of you involved in payments, mark these upcoming dates in your calendar as fiscal year end approaches.

PCard Cycle Dates and Closing Dates for Fiscal Year End

  • March Cycle: February 16 – March 15, 2018
    CentreSuite will be CLOSED for
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Limitations with new economy fare classes

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Travel restrictions with the new Economy Basic fares for Air Canada and WestJet.

Air Canada and WestJet have followed the lead of some American carriers and have introduced a new inexpensive fare class, currently for travel within Canada,...

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