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Orientation for New Business and Finance Employees

Orientation for New Business and Finance Employees Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where can I see a compilation of finance and payroll learning resources?

A. Orientation for New Business and Finance Employees website located at: /orientation/chicago/

Especially note:Getting Started - /orientation/urbana/getting-started/
OBFS Training Center - /training/
Roles and Responsibilities - /about-obfs/roles-responsibilities/
Who to Ask - /about-obfs/who-to-ask/

Q. Where can I find the name of my Unit Security Contact (USC), the person who grants my security access?

A. https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/access/find_my_usc

Q. Where can I find a list of finance and payroll courses offered by the Office of Business and Financial Services that I should take?

A. OBFS Curriculum Guide - https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/training/curriculum-guide/

Q. Where can I find a list of Banner Finance and Payroll forms that I might use?

A. Guide to Banner Finance Forms - /common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=96342


Q. Where can I find training on Decision Support custom report development?

A. Decision Support training website - https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/services/reports_and_data/


Q. Where can I see resources such as system notices, calendars of important events and deadlines, information toolkits and lists of reports?

A. Banner Alerts and Resources page - /banner-alerts/


Q. Where might I find a description of an acronym or abbreviation?

A. OBFS glossary - /orientation/glossary/


Q. How can I subscribe to get news (policy changes, deadlines, upcoming events) that I need to do my job?

A. Subscribe to the OBFS News Center - http://apps.obfs.uillinois.edu/news/dsp_NewsService.cfm


Q. Where can I find the business and finance policies and procedures?

A. /bfpp/


Q. What is an Index Code and where can I get more information?

A. An Index Code is a six-digit code that, when entered into a Banner form's Index Code field, will populate the Fund, Organization and Program codes established by the unit. For more information, visit the following page: /forms/accounting-financial-reporting/


Q. Where can I find campus conference sites to download workshop handouts?

A. /conferences/


Last Updated: October 22, 2014

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