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Bren School Group Project Financial Managers’ Meeting
Bren Financial & Operations Team Members Kim Fugate Financial & Operations Manager Bren 2516, x 3540 Frank Soares Payroll/Travel Coordinator Bren 2522, x 6114 Connie Fourqurean Purchasing Coordinator Bren 2522, x 6114 Sage Davis Building Manager Bren 1016, Cell 805 -448 -0028
Funding • Each Group Project is provide a total budget of $1, 500 (State funded). § $1, 300 for supplies, materials, travel, etc. § $200 for Bren Printing (photocopying and printer quota) • Printing Funds § Group will decide on allocation of printer funds. e. g one designate assigned to print, or two designates. Funds will be allocated to each member’s personal printing account. § Contact Connie at [email protected] ucsb. edu to request printing funds allocation and copier codes. § Printing and photocopying is: . 05 cents/page. § Financial Manager must track copies within budget; overdraft by designate are routed to personal BARC accounts.
Funding cont’d • Extramural Funding – Three Types § Paid Direct • Funds given directly to group project for use • Client pays for expenditures like travel • No contract required to receive funding
Funding cont’d § Gifts • Funds given to UCSB with general direction for use • No Deliverables • Generally unrestricted uses • No contract required to receive funding • DO NOT contact donors directly. Communication with donors is made by the Development Team – Jennifer Deacon
Funding cont’d § Contracts and Grants • Funds given to UCSB with specific stipulations • Deliverables – Progress reports and findings • Funding uses restricted by contract and university C & G rules • Official university signature and approval from the Office of Research required to accept funding • All C & G activities run through the Financial Team – Kim Fugate • Potential Indirect Cost
Funding cont’d • You are not authorized to sign anything or enter into any agreements on behalf of the University of California! • This includes Memos of Understanding, Confidentiality Agreements, Non Disclosure Agreements
Purchasing • Purchase Orders § UCSB uses Purchase orders (PO’s) for the bulk of purchases § PO requests can be made using the online order form on the Bren Website § http: //www. bren. ucsb. edu/services/admin/po/ § Orders are placed by the Financial Team. The requestor is notified when the item has arrived § PO’s can be given directly to the purchaser for use locally § UCSB Credit Card – a. k. a “Flex. Card” can be an option.
Purchasing cont’d • Reimbursements § Purchasing GP materials and then getting reimbursed is allowed but generally discouraged § Original receipts are required for all expense claims § Submit original receipts noting what the expense was for and what Project Code to charge. § Lost Discounts are not reimbursable § Reimbursements must be signed by the Financial Manager [email protected] ucsb. edu
• Allowable Expenses Travel § Transportation • • Airfare – economy only Train/Bus/Taxi (no limo service) Rental Car and Gas – Deny insurance coverage Personal Car Mileage – Currently $0. 555 per mile § Hotel § Food • Domestic – up to $64 for a 24 hour period, with original itemized receipt(s) • International – Per diem per State Dept website § Conference Registration § Parking § Names must appear on all receipts (including meal receipts)
Travel cont’d • Non-allowable Expenses § Alcohol (state funds) § Personal Entertainment § Limos/Hotel Suites/First Class Airfare, upgrades nonrefundable § Internet Package Deals • Travel Reimbursement Worksheets § Domestic § Foreign • Travel must take place prior to reimbursement Turnaround time for checks ~ 4 -6 weeks
Travel cont’d • Travel Advances § 2 Weeks to process § Check sent to address indicated on form § Must submit travel voucher when trip is completed and no later than 30 days upon completion of travel § Travel Advance Worksheet • • Booking as a group – Meals, Hotels, Flights UC Travel Center Direct Billing – Local Hotels UCSB Transportation Services [email protected] ucsb. edu
Entertainment • Provide meals at business meetings § Light refreshments and simple meals are allowable • Bagels and Coffee • Light Lunch § Only to be used for entertaining clients from off campus § Not for celebratory events § Check with Finance Team for donor funds!
Entertainment cont’d • Documentation § § Itemized Receipt Names of attendees – everyone Affiliation Reason for business meeting • Use the form – Business Meeting/Entertainment Worksheet • Entertainment is always an out of pocket reimbursement
Employment • Hiring someone to work for your Group § Editing § Compiling Research § Surveys • Questions we have to ask § § Are they legally allowed to work in the US? Do they already work elsewhere on campus? Do they have a SSN or ITIN? Should they be a contract employee? • Talk to us before offering anyone a job!
Contracts for Services • Personal Services Agreements § Business Services • • Request for Services doc At least 2 weeks in advance Insurance requirements Plan way in advance! § Letter Agreement • Small total cost • Done in Bren • Arms Length Policy = No Friends/Family/Co-workers • Must be eligible to work in US
Phone Codes • Authorization Code – Five digit code for calling off campus – Can be used from any UCSB phone – All costs for making calls charged to your GP code – Use for conference calls – Billed in arrears
Parking Permits • Four Kinds – Guest Parking - $8/day – Park in student/visitors lots. Closest Mesa Parking Structure (lot 18). Permits Picked up at Info Kiosk. – VIP Permits - $10/day – Park in any faculty/staff/student lot – Closest Bren Lot. Permits Picked up at Info Kiosk – Reserved Space - $30/day – Specific parking space reserved in any lot. – All parking permits must be requested through the Financial Team. [email protected] ucsb. edu
Bren Website All forms and information can be found on the Bren website under the Financial Services tab at the top and then Administration. http: //www. bren. ucsb. edu/services/accounting. htm
Notes • The Group Project Financial Manager doesn’t have to do everything financial • Come See Us First