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Course Descriptions


Course Enrollment

Enrolling for training courses is done through Course Enrollment. This registration integrates with Canvas where the online courses can be completed. With New Student Enrollments, the Data Integration runs every two hours (8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 21:30) and may take up to 90 minutes to complete.

Course Registration Process 

  1. Log into myLU.
  2. Select the Course Registration link. 
  3. Use the dropdown to select the Employees option. This will have a year appended to it (ex: Employees 2022). 
  4. Click the blue register button.
  5. Search for the available Finance Pro Dev Courses by placing your cursor in the Subject Code field and type PDFN.
  6. Click the blue search button. 
  7. Select the course that you need to take.
  8. Register for the course.

NOTE: Once enrolled in Course Registration the course may take up to 2 Hours to appear in Canvas.

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Finance Foundation

Finance 100 – Foundations of Finance

Finance 100 is an introduction to Liberty’s Finance systems: Banner, ASIST, buyLU and Infor. The training identifies all LU finance systems, describes the Requisition and Purchase Order process in buyLU, and describes Expense Reports and Cash Advances for Infor.

Finance 102 – FOAPAL: LU Chart of Accounts

Finance 102 provides an introduction Liberty’s Financial Chart of Accounts called FOAPAL. The training explains the use and purpose of FOAPAL, the six FOAPAL elements, the Index Code, how to request Fund/Org access and essentials for financial reconciliation. Two essential handouts are utilized and explained: I-FOAPAL handout and the Banner Primer Handout.

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Finance 200 – Travel: Policies and Procedures

Finance 200 is an overview of Liberty’s travel & entertainment policies. The training instructs LU travelers in planning, booking and expensing their business-related travel needs. The course will review per diem allowances and acceptable means of transportation, entertainment and dining.

Finance 210 – Introduction to buyLU

Finance 210 identifies how to access and navigate buyLU, Liberty’s procure-to-pay system. The training instructs shoppers in creating a requisition for both catalog and non-catalog orders, requesting new suppliers, completing receipts and submitting change requests.

Finance 220 – Infor Expense Reports

Finance 220 reviews how to submit and manage expense reports, P-Card transactions, out-of-pocket reimbursements and cash advances. Users can get credit for this course by completing the Finance 220 CLEP Exam.

Finance 221 – P-Card Policy & Procedures

Finance 221 offers an in-depth review of the NEW P-Card Policy. This course closely examines the policy, reviewing the prohibited items list and the violation procedures. Anyone who needs to renew their P-Card, requires retraining or would like to obtain a P-Card for the first time will need to take and pass this course with 100%.  

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Budget Management

Finance 300 – Principles of Strategic Financial Planning

Finance 300 explains the LU Budget process and timeline, how to create a budget and the eight budgeting principles that provide budgeting direction.

Finance 310 – Managing Budget Line Items

Finance 310 provides a deep dive into the transaction and accounting elements of LU Finance. This class explains ASIST ledger columns, Banner ledger fields, the elements of Banner transactions, LU Budget Management systems, asset management and pooled accounts, and best budget management practices.

Finance 320 – Approver Best Practices

Finance 320 explains the LU approval structure. The class covers what is an approval, who can approve and how approval chains are established.

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