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Financial Management Certification Program Accepting Nominations, Classes Start in April

February 27, 2013

UC Merced is launching a program that will support professional development of business officers and promote ethical management of the campus’s financial resources.  

The Financial Management Certification Program (FMCP) will begin taking nominations this month with classes starting in April. The program is a comprehensive training course built on financial, compliance, and administrative concepts and responsibilities introduced in the Business Officer Institute (BOI).

It consists of mandatory and elective classes of comprehensive instruction in major topic areas critical to successful financial management. FMCP modules emphasize ethical management, good business practices and sound judgment by fostering quality risk assessment skills.

To earn a certificate, individuals must take and successfully complete 12 modules in various critical areas including: ethics, fraud, compliance, controls, risk assessment and resource and personnel management.  At the program’s completion, participants will have a deeper understanding of their administrative responsibilities and why they are important; an increased knowledge base and a more diverse skill set to tackle complex university problems, and an opportunity to develop relationships and improve collaboration and processes across University functions. 

For detailed information about the program, including nomination requirements, due dates, and class dates, please visit the Financial Management Certification Program page under "forums and training" on the Controls website.