The General Ledger

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Get to know Randolph Hill

October 31, 2022

In early spring 2022, Randy Hill began a temporary position at Yale, right here in Finance. This month, however, he accepted a permanent role in Asset Accounting as an Inventory Specialist. Randy and his colleagues focus on Yale’s Moveable Equipment Inventory (MEI), using Radio Frequency ID (...

Update from the Controller’s Office

September 30, 2022
New Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking system implemented to manage the University’s Moveable Equipment Inventory (MEI)

During a recent All-Hands meeting, we spent time as a group reflecting on the work and successes Finance saw throughout FY22. Once such success was the...

SLT Agenda Items - September 2022

September 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. Long Range Plan (Finance Budget) Prioritization of Projects & Resource Allocation Welcoming & Onboarding...

Recipe Corner September 2022 - Best Overnight Oats

September 30, 2022
Best overnight oats Recipe coutresy of Chery Royka Makes 1 serving Base ingredients ½ cup quaker rolled oats (not quick cooking or instant) ½ cup almond milk ¼ cup greek yogurt or any plain yogurt 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Optional add-ins ½ cup fresh peach skin on,...

Introducing the Yale Cybersecurity Awareness Ambassador Pilot Program

September 30, 2022
A message from Mike DellaBianca, Finance Cybersecurity Awareness Ambassador

Did you know the Yale Information Security Office (ISO) has a cybersecurity awareness program?

As part of that program, ISO is introducing the Yale Cybersecurity Awareness Ambassador Pilot Program . I’m...

Get to know Sue Whitty

September 30, 2022

Sue Whitty began her career at Yale 29 years ago, as the very first member of the Tax Department, after spending nearly eight years as a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen.

Sue has gradually increased the size of the Tax Department in response to the ever-increasing...

Finance open positions - September 2022

September 30, 2022
Finance open positions - September 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.

FSS Positions Business Analyst...

OneFinance Q&A - August 2022

August 31, 2022

Q. What is One Finance, and what is its goal?

A. OneFinance is one of three strategic pillars in a multi-year Operations strategy that will improve our ability to help the University deliver its mission. Focused on funding Yale’s mission,...

Compass Conversations Q&A - August 2022

August 31, 2022

Q. Given these are multi-year goals, what is the plan to carve out what is being done in FY23 versus other years?

A. Great question! You are right – these goals have been the same, or at the very least very similar, for the last few years. Why is...

The General Ledger - August 2022 Special Edition - A note from Steve Murphy

August 31, 2022

Welcome to the August special edition of The General Ledger – brought to you by the Hybrid Excellence Measuring Success team and ALL OF YOU!

As a leadership team, in conjunction with the Hybrid Excellence Measuring Success Team (Preitha Dutta, Alex Thomas, Ashley Page, and Laura Coakley...

Happy New Year & welcome to FY23 – A note from Lauren Giaimo

July 29, 2022

July is an important, special, and busy month!

The month starts off with a bang (literally!) for the Fourth of July, and this year we had the bonus of an additional temporary holiday that turned it into a four-day weekend. Also, with the school year officially over (both at Yale and in...

Finance open positions - July 2022

July 29, 2022
Finance open positions - July 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.

FSS Positions Business Analyst Financial...

Get to know Krystina Gross

July 29, 2022

In May 2022, Finance welcomed Krystina Gross as the new Associate Controller for Sponsored Projects Financial Administration (SPFA). Before joining Yale, Krystina spent over 21 years working at Washington University—the majority of that time in post award grant management, and most recently as...

Finance Power BI: New training now available

July 29, 2022
We are excited to announce new training on Finance Power BI Interactive Reports and Power BI...

Recipe Corner July 2022 - Watermelon, feta, and mint salad

July 29, 2022
Watermelon, feta, and mint salad Recipe coutresy of Serious Eats Prep: 5 mins Active: 5 mins Total: 5 mins Makes 4 - 6 servings Ingredients 3 pounds seedless watermelon (about 1 small or 1/4 large), rind removed, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 2 pounds/1kg chunks after rind is discarded) 1...

FY22 review and a look ahead at FY23 – A note from Steve Murphy

June 30, 2022

Congratulations on a successful fiscal year! In FY22 we set out in Yale Finance with four goals:

Provide high quality, reliable day-to-day services, information, and advice. Strengthen compliance and internal controls, and build effective, supportive, mutually reinforcing infrastructures...

Recipe Corner June 2022 - Bee's Knees Cocktail

June 30, 2022
Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Submitted by Jaimee D’Agostino

Ingredients 2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 ounce honey simple syrup (instructions below) Optional garnish: lemon twist, lavender, rosemary sprig Directions To make the simple syrup: Add equal parts...

SLT Agenda Items - June 2022

June 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. Compass Cascade Discussion Working session on Finance Priorities for FY23 and beyond Final calibration of...

Recipe Corner May 2022 - Apple Snickers Salad

May 31, 2022
Apple Snickers Salad Submitted by Bridget McCann Ingredients 4 large green apples 4-5 snickers bars 8 oz cool whip 1 small box vanilla instant pudding ½ cup milk Caramel Directions Mix milk and pudding. Fold in cool whip. Cut up apples and snickers and mix in. Top with caramel. Serve cold.

Finance Senior Leadership Team agenda updates - May 2022

May 31, 2022

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

25 Science Park Space Planning Annual Review Calibration Session Hybrid Excellence Engagement & Belonging Team...

Update from Financial Systems and Solutions – A note from Steven Gaudreau

May 31, 2022

If you are like me, it is hard to believe the end of May is already upon us. As we turn the corner into June, activities related to fiscal year-end have already begun for many in Finance. This is no different for the Financial Systems and Solutions team. Planning began months ago by all the FSS...

A note from Shannon Smith

April 29, 2022

Hopefully you are hearing a lot about the University’s internal control program (official name to come soon!) and our need to strengthen processes and procedures. At a recent Finance All Hands meeting, you heard from Steve Murphy on the university’s internal control enhancement program, co-...

Finance Senior Leadership Team agenda updates - April 2022

April 29, 2022

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

Training Update – Training Inventory, Gap Analysis & Next Steps Business Continuity Plan Changes & Discussion...

Get to know Karina Julius

April 29, 2022

Karina Julius joined Finance in February 2022, as Director, Financial Training and Development, after spending four and a half years working in Yale Medicine.

Her newly created team, located at 25 Science Park, has been formed to focus on developing and implementing training for finance...

Recipe Corner April 2022 - Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas

April 29, 2022
Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas Submitted by Kathryn Scelzo Ingredients 1 pound pasta (orecchiette, penne, or shells) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon...

Primary Country and Activity now required for international students in PandA

April 13, 2022

To support tax reporting needs for international students, Prizes and Awards (PandA) transactions will now populate the Country of Activity worktag on the invoice line when imported to Workday. Effective Monday, April 18, PandA users must populate the following required fields (Columns Y – AA)...

Recipe Corner March 2022 - Pistachio, Cherry, and Chocolate Biscotti

March 31, 2022
Pistachio, Cherry, and Chocolate Biscotti Submitted by Shawn Langness-Varner Ingredients 300 grams all-purpose flour 100 grams cocoa 6 grams baking soda 1 gram salt 400 grams granulated sugar 250 grams dried cherries, coarsely chopped 110 grams, pistachios, coarsely chopped 50 grams semisweet...

A note from Lauren Giaimo

March 31, 2022

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” - Henry Van Dyke

Happy Spring! I hope everyone has enjoyed all three seasons that March has brought us this year. In New Haven, we have had quite a...

Finance Senior Leadership Team agenda updates - March 2022

March 31, 2022

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

Finance Support Center and P-Card Team Q2 Metrics & Monitoring FY22 Performance Management Timeline for Finance (...

Finance open & under active recruitment positions - March 2022

March 31, 2022
Finance open* & under active recruitment positions - March 2022 Office of the VP Finance Executive Director, Internal Audit * FSS Positions Business Analyst,...

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