University of Vermont

Cost Accounting Services 

Cost Accounting Services

News and Announcements
  • FY18 Effort Forms now available in ERS (8/20/18) - Effort forms are now available in the University's Effort Reporting System(ERS).  Unit effort administrators have been prompted to initiate the certification process and support their Unit's faculty and staff during the certification process. ERS users are encouraged to review the available ERS Cert job aids located on the  Guidance on  the Effort Report System web site prior to using ERS and reviewing/certifying their effort form. The due date for completed certified effort forms in ERS is October 15, 2018.
  • ERS Certification Software Training Sessions Available (7/31/18)-This lecture/hands-on training is designed for administrators new to using the ERS Certification software or administrators who need a refresher course beyond the available ERS Cert job aids. Administrators who are new are required to take this training. Enrollment for the Effort Certification Software training (course number CPT041) must occur through UVM’s Professional Development and Training department. The scheduled sessions are:
    • Tuesday  9:00-10:30 on August 21, 2018 - PD&T Computer Teaching Lab in Billings Computer lab
    • Wednesday 1:30-3:00 on August 22, 2018 - PD&T Computer Teaching Lab in Billings Computer lab
Open labs will be scheduled as needed during the FY18 effort certification period (August 20, 2018 through October 15, 2018)
  • FY19 Benefit rates have been finalized (7/12/18) The benefit rates for FY18 have been negotiated with the federal government.  A matrix of the benefit rates is available by clicking here.
  • Welcome Reiko Choiniere to Cost Accounting Services (5/31/18) - Reiko Choiniere has started in her new Cost Accountant role. Her primary functions are to train & support University personnel on federal cost accounting and property standards, perform the validation and recording of movable equipment assets in compliance with Uniform Guidance requirements, administer operational processes to ensure asset management data integrity,  monitor and validate the annual University space and equipment inventory is in compliance with University policies and model/ distribute the costs associated with risk based insurance policies and develop/provide costing reports to support costing projects and process improvement.
  • FY19-FY21 F&A Rates now available (1/31/18) - Predetermined F&A rates for the FY19-FY21 time period are now available. Please ensure that the applicable F&A rate in the sponsored agreement proposal reflects the updated negotiated F&A rates. Contact your SPA Administrator to determine the most appropriate rate.
Archived Announcements

Email Michael.Meunier or call 656-1375 with any cost accounting questions or concerns.

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