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Finance SLT updates - April 2023

April 28, 2023
Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda: Finance training updates Extended Leadership Team and culture work next steps FY24 project planning overview FY23...

SLT agenda items - March 2023

March 31, 2023

Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda.

Summer outing planning Review Finance project portfolio (projects, resource allocation, timing, etc.) Demo of...

Workday 2023 Release 1 update from Chris Watkins

March 31, 2023

Twice a year, Workday delivers major software updates. These occur in March and September. We recently implemented the Workday 2023 R1 spring update on March 11. To ensure that none of our core processes are affected by the updates, the Finance team undertakes a six-week preparation process....

Department Digest - Gift Administration

March 31, 2023

Please provide a brief overview of your team Gift Administration is comprised of two teams: Operations and Gift Accounting. The Operations team, which is led by Bob Marchitto, is responsible for the setup of more than 350 new gifts each year. Adeline Glidden is the gift set up...

Culture Survey progress - March 2023

March 31, 2023

Here’s what the SLT has been busy working on since Finance staff took the Culture Survey:

Finance Overall Results Review at Steve’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) SLT members have met with our culture expert (consultants from MGStrategy) to get their perspective on the results and...

Finance open positions - March 2023

March 31, 2023
Open Positions - March 2023

The following positions are currently posted in STARS on the external gateway and still accepting applications/no offer pending. Please use the links below to view each job posting in STARS. Those marked with an asterisk are coming soon!

Controller’s Office/SPFA...

Yale Finance - United Way Cutest Pet Contest

February 28, 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Yale Finance - United Way Cutest Pet Contest by submitting an entry or voting. With your support, we raised $582 to support the United Way of Greater New Haven ! Every...

Capital plan update from Branden Kelly

February 28, 2023

The university’s five-year capital planning process is underway and moving towards final approval at the April meeting of the Yale Corporation.

The capital planning process begins in December when we start developing a Q2 forecast for current-year capital spending and funding. In...

Department Digest - Finance Support Center

February 28, 2023

You likely know that the Finance Support Center (FSC) provides support for day-to-day services, information, and advice, but did you know that the team of 9 handles an average of 2,500-2,800 inquiries per month via email, phone, and chat?

Before the launch of Workday Financials in 2017,...

SLT agenda items - February 2023

February 28, 2023

Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda.

Q2 Goals Review by SLT Member/Unit – status of high-level goals Culture Survey Results & Next Steps/Culture...

Finance open positions - February 2023

February 28, 2023
Open Positions - February 2023

The following positions are currently posted in STARS on the external gateway and still accepting applications/no offer pending. Please use the links below to view each job posting in STARS. Those marked with an asterisk are coming soon!

Financial Systems...

Recipe Corner - February 2023

February 28, 2023
Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Submitted by: Tammy Raccio, Auditing Serves: 12 Cook time: Approx. 2 hours

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 6 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate OR semi-sweet) Instructions Pour all the...

Staff accommodations program changes - effective April 1, 2023

February 15, 2023

Starting April 1, 2023, management of the accommodations program for staff will transfer from the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA) to Human Resources. OIEA will continue to handle requests for faculty, other academic appointments, visitors, and job applicants.

No...

Spotlight on Facilities Procurement

January 31, 2023

The Facilities Procurement team consists of six hard-working, dedicated staff who support the university’s mission, and more specifically, that of Facilities, by ensuring that the goods and services critical to keeping the infrastructure in working order are procured in the most cost-...

An update from Steve Murphy - January 2023

January 31, 2023

We’re halfway through fiscal year 2023 (FY23), and you’ve accomplished a lot already. We’re on track for another great year in Finance, thanks to What you are doing and How you are doing it.

As a reminder, these are our overall FY23 goals for Finance:

Provide high quality, reliable...

Finance open positions - January 2023

January 31, 2023
Open Positions - January 2023

The following positions are currently posted in STARS on the external gateway and still accepting applications/no offer pending. Please use the links below to view each job posting in STARS.

Financial Systems & Solutions (FSS) Positions...

SLT agenda items - January 2023

January 31, 2023

Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda.

Extended Leadership Team (ELT) engagement Culture Survey Launch FY24 Finance Budget Proposal – line by line...

Recipe corner - January 2023

January 31, 2023
Slow Cooker Potato Soup Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 15 mins Serves: 10 servings Submitted by: Stephanie Avallone (recipe courtesy of Jo-Lynne Shane of Everyday Style) Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh minced thyme 2 tbsp...

Finance year-end celebration

December 21, 2022

Finance staff recently celebrated the holiday season with Alice in Winterland. Festivities took place at 25 Science Park, along side ITS and Research and Administration colleagues.

A special thank you to all who helped make this celebration a success!

Planning Committee

Audrey...

'Twas the week before Recess - by Lauren Giaimo

December 21, 2022
‘Twas the week before Recess And all through Science Park The engagement committee was humming Preparing for a lark! They had been meeting as a team And after months of chatter Came up with a plan Fit for a Mad Hatter! “We will bring the party to the office! It will be so grand! The staff are going...

Department Digest – Treasury Services

December 21, 2022

The department of Treasury Services is a small yet mighty team of seven. They are considered essential workers and their office, which is located in a secured facility, must be staffed on all Yale recess days and any Yale holidays that aren’t also bank holidays. The team was even on-site...

SLT agenda items - December 2022

December 21, 2022

Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda.

Culture work and planning for remainder of FY23 – continuation of retreat work from October Collective...

Recipe corner - December 2022

December 21, 2022
Homemade egg nog Prep: 15 mins Chill: 60 mins Total: 75 mins Servings: 6 servings Yield: 6 cups Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats Ingredients 6 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg, more for garnish 1 pinch kosher salt...

Finance open positions - December 2022

December 21, 2022
Open Positions - December 2022

The following positions are currently posted in STARS on the external gateway and still accepting applications/no offer pending. Please use the links below to view each job posting in STARS.

Financial Systems & Solutions (FSS) Positions...

The 2021-2022 Annual Financial Report has been published

November 30, 2022

Yale recently published the fiscal year 2022 annual financial report !

While many people rely on the financial statements included in the annual report, not everyone is familiar...

Recipe Corner - November 2022

November 30, 2022
Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Submitted by Vlada Shelkova Recipe from LifeLoveandSugar.com Yields 30-32 cookies Total cook and prep time - 37 minutes

Ingredients 1.5 cups (358g) all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room...

SLT agenda items - November 2022

November 30, 2022

Want the inside scoop? Here’s a quick rundown of the various topics, projects, initiatives, and updates that are currently top-of-mind on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) agenda.

Finance Training Update – Finance Foundations Finance Q1 Budget Results and Forecast Project Status Review and...

Finance open positions - November 2022

November 30, 2022
Open positions - November 2022

The following positions are currently open and posted in STARS on the external gateway. Please use the links below to view each job posting in STARS.

Financial Systems & Solutions (FSS) Positions...

Get to know Ruth Philo

November 30, 2022

Ruth Philo joined Yale in September of 2022. She recently shared with us what her team has been working on since their transition to Finance and even shared some fun facts about herself!

Q . What work does your team focus on?

A . We provide...

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