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Finance Support Program

Our finance support program really is all about support.  Support to department heads to ensure that they receive consistent, relevant information to base their decisions on.  Support in navigating the administrative tasks which are key to the smooth operation of their department. To achieve our support objectives we provided comprehensive training and resources to key … Continue reading "Finance Support Program"

January 22, 2018


Single Purchasing and Travel Expense Card roll out to entire campus

A single card that fits all University VISA needs for travel, research, accounts payable and departmental purchases. Brock University launched a Scotiabank Purchasing Card pilot in September 2014 (60 cardholders) with the program being fully integrated into the Universities new Workday financial system May 2016 for full rollout to the University. As of January 2017, … Continue reading "Single Purchasing and Travel Expense Card roll out to entire campus"

January 25, 2017


University of Victoria Service Excellence Program

   In January 2014, the president of the University of Victoria reported to the campus community the results of his extensive campus conversation consultations. The report identified challenges “in maintaining our high levels of collaboration, engagement, and collegiality” and recommended, “To address these challenges we must improve our internal communications and engagement processes” (University of … Continue reading "University of Victoria Service Excellence Program"

January 25, 2017


Outsourcing to Create a Streamlined Payment Process

Brock University processed all student refunds, expense reimbursements, supplier invoices and ad hoc payments in house by printing cheques on a daily basis. Processing payments was subject to significant operational risks and was labour intensive. Outsourcing payments to Scotiabank allowed Brock to eliminate dependance on a single check printer and access to the office to ensure … Continue reading "Outsourcing to Create a Streamlined Payment Process"

January 24, 2017


Facilities & Services (F&S) Invoice Workflow Project

he Facilities and Services Invoice Workflow initiative is transformative in many respects. The workflow software automates the department’s invoice payment process (25,000 invoices per year) and significantly increases productivity for over one hundred staff members located across the university. The system actively manages the invoice approval and processing cycle and reduces risk to the department … Continue reading "Facilities & Services (F&S) Invoice Workflow Project"

June 14, 2016


Show Me The Money! (Turning AP into a Profit Center)

1Show Me The Money’ is an innovat~ve project implemented by McMaster University focused on reducing expenses, reducing administration payment processing time, mitigating risks and providing an opportunity to turn Accounts Payable into a profit center earning cash rebates. Many publicly funded institutions are experiencing declining revenues and increasing expenses. For Universities this is evident in … Continue reading "Show Me The Money! (Turning AP into a Profit Center)"

May 31, 2016


“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach

McGill’s vision to implement “Satellite Procurement operations” started taking shape in 2009, with the goal to improve customer service and strengthen the impartiality of the procurement process. The model relies heavily on collaboration, building relationships and sharing functional knowledge while focusing on improving customer response time, process efficiencies and cost savings. A value driven and … Continue reading "“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach"

April 16, 2015




Finance Certification

Many departments on campus had requested data entry access but had been turned down due to weak internal controls and the lack of a central training program. The development of the Finance Certification program opened up access to the system, which has given many new departments the ability to take control of their financial processes. … Continue reading "Finance Certification"

April 16, 2008


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