Financial Management Training Program Coming This Fall
A new online training program, Financial Management Knowledge Development, will soon be available for all Georgia Tech employees who have financial administration responsibilities.
The goal of the program, developed by the Institute’s financial subject matter experts, in collaboration with Human Resource’s Workplace Learning and Professional Development group, is to help all members of Georgia Tech’s financial community enhance their knowledge of Tech’s dynamic business operations and management processes. Essentially, the idea is to better equip employees to navigate the complexities of Tech’s business processes, so they can contribute to the effective and responsible stewardship of Georgia Tech resources.
Several of the training courses were successfully piloted over the summer with those who hold financial administration responsibilities at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
"I found the training program to be really practical. It provided me an opportunity to refresh and expand my knowledge of Tech’s financial operations — something we all can benefit from,” said Julie Stoverink, an assistant director of Financial Operations at GTRI. “It was interactive, informative, and offered several realistic scenarios for everyday application.”
The Financial Management Knowledge Development series consists of two tracks. The first series, the Financial Fundamentals Training Program, is designed to build a strong knowledge base of Georgia Tech’s financial operations and management processes. The series is targeted toward all employees with a financial role and covers a variety of topics including basic accounting, the procure-to-pay process, human resources, payroll, and travel and expenses. Employees are required to complete four core finance courses and pass a brief comprehension assessment. Additional, more targeted, courses will become available depending on an employee’s title and access rights to Georgia Tech’s financial systems.
The second track, the Extramural Sponsored Training Program, builds on this foundation and provides training to employees involved in the financial or contractual management of grants and contracts. This series offers in-depth training as it relates to issues such as the regulatory environment, proposal development, and closeout.
The pilot program will continue this fall within the campus financial community. Select financial administrators will be invited to participate via email with further instructions on how to begin the training. Plans are to expand the pilot program later this year to include additional administrators, as well as more training courses.
For additional information on this training program, contact Jim Fortner, associate vice president for Financial Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.