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Office of FinanceFinance Training

The Office of Finance has a vast, easily-accessible training program that includes information relating to Commonwealth and University policies and procedures relevant to each of our business partners across campus as they oversee departmental budgets and complete daily financial requirements. The multi-faceted training program includes a Certificate in University Financial Management continuing education program, hands-on Banner system training courses, online video training resources, and other various training guides for both required and optional trainings offered by the Office of Finance.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Amanda Dunlap, ODU Office of Finance Communications & Training, with any training questions or concerns.

Training Programs & Overview

Below you will find details about each of the Office of Finance Trainings, as well as the available training materials for each training.

Need to learn about the Banner administrative system? We offer Banner Training video, accessible anytime, and covering the two predominate modules used by most campus users within the Banner System: Banner Finance & Budget & Banner General Student.

NEED GENERAL NAVIGATION INFORMATION? Users may find additional resources relating to basic navigation Banner overview details by visiting our Banner Basics webpage.

  • Banner Training is NOT required before obtaining a Banner Account, and video review does NOT grant automatic Banner Access! To obtain Banner Access, follow the online MIDAS Account Request process found on the ITS Banner Access page.
  • You do not need to have a Banner account before revieweing the training, though it is highly recommended that you do so you may follow along with the training videos.

Amanda Dunlap, Office of Finance Communications & Training, acts the facilitator and your point of contact for all courses and materials. Please do not hesitate to reach out with her about training questions.

All Banner-related questions should be sent to the Banner Hotline.

The Certificate of University Financial Management Program (CUFM) is a virtula multi-section training certificate program which focuses on the business practices needed by ODU budget units. It is a series of classes designed to familiarize the campus community with the different aspects of Financial Services, as well as both Commonwealth and University policy. Participants who complete all required courses and pass the exam are awarded a Certificate in University Financial Management (CUFM). The intent of these classes is to ensure that employees have as much understanding of our complex system as possible, and employees may begin participating in the program any time during the year.

PROGRAM DETAILS - There are four (4) required sessions comprising details from seven (7) departments (Budget, Cashiering, Procurement, Accounts Payable: Travel, and Student Employment, and Payroll), with a review session offered each semester to help employees prepare for the exam. Please note that you must attend all sessions before you may take the Capstone review and sit for the exam. Classes taken more than two years before the exam date must be retaken.

  • QUESTIONS - Please contact Amanda Dunlap, Communications and Training Coordinator in the Office of Finance at 757-683-4462 or via email at adunlap@odu.edu for more information.

TRAINING SCHEDULE - The CUFM Training Schedule is posted twice each year (January-June & July-December). Classes do not need to be taken in any particular order.

REGISTRATION - Registration is completed via the online registration form.

The Office of Finance provides monthly electronic budget reports through the Banner ePrint software. ePrint allows users to print monthly financial reports as soon as they are available. All employees who monitor and report on budget information are granted automatic access to Banner ePrint.

Our ePrint Training Page contains the ePrint Training Manual, video resources relating to Introduction & Navigation, Report Options, Pick Pages, and Customization within the ePrint software.

All other questions regarding details of these reports or navigation information should be directed to the Office of Finance Data Control team at 757.683.3257 or the Banner Hotline at BannerHotline@odu.edu.

Need Payroll Report Access? For those users who need to view monthly payroll activity, you must request ePrint Payroll Report Access by completing theePrint Payroll Report Request Form.

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