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RM Finance Online Bulletins

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004
Sept 2017

RM Finance Online - 1st Termly Return

The Return is due 15th October 2017

This bulletin contains guidance about:

  • Calculating the estimated outturn
  • How to upload the approved return into SOLERO

003
Jun 2017

RM Finance Online – Old Year Data Capture

The guidance is to help schools to capture the data from old year files for storage in case of system issues going forward. Schools should follow the procedures for the General account, the Fund and or other accounts if appropriate. This is in accordance with the Financial Handbook for School.

002
Jun 2017

RM Unify Guidance

The guidance is to be read in conjunction with information that will be sent by RM in due course. It helps schools to understand the process to activate RM Unify, which is required in order for schools to access RM Finance Online. Please read before attempting to access RM Unify.

001
Jun 2017

RM Finance Online pre and post upgrade checks

Please read and follow the instructions contained in this document before attempting to migrate the RM Finance data. The handy tick list can be used to show that the system balances both before and after the upgrade.

RM Finance Online Control Forms

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Control Forms for Monthly Monitoring using RM Finance Online

A revised Excel spreadsheet which pulls data from the cash.csv file produced by RM Finance Online. The spreadsheet will enable you to monitor your budget and calculate a revised forecast on a monthly basis in readiness for the termly returns.

The C drive version requires the cash.csv to be saved directly to the C drive.

The K drive version requires the cash.csv to be saved directly to the K drive.

Right click on the file
Save target as
Save the file onto your computer. Do not rename the file

 

RM Finance Bulletins

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240
Jun 2017

New SAP Payroll Report (Apprenticeship Levy)

239
Apr 2017

New analysis code

238
Jun 2017

RM Finance - Year End & Period 1 Bulletin

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the year end:

  • Due 28th April for RM Secondary and Middle Schools
  • Due 28th April for Primary Schools •Importing the figures into RM CFR Assistant
  • Creating the Exports

RM Finance - Period 1

How to set up RM Finance for the new financial year.

  • Set up Procedures for the New Financial Year

Includes:

  • Checks to perform before running Year End
  • Backup and archiving
  • Accrued Brought Forward
  • Enter and Fix Approved Budget
  • Children’s Centres

237
Feb 2017

RM Finance - Year End Housekeeping

This bulletin contains instructions on how to prepare the datafile for year end. It includes year end checks and general housekeeping tips.

236
Mar 2017

RM Finance

No upgrade required this year end.

 

235
Mar 2017

RM Finance – Capital Return

This bulletin contains guidance on:

  • How to complete the capital return due 29th March 2017

234
Jan 2017

RM Finance –2nd Termly Return

 

233
Oct 2016

New analysis codes

 

232
Oct 2016

RM Finance – Capital Return

This bulletin contains guidance on:

  • How to complete the capital return due 21st Dec 2016

231
Sept 2016

RM CFR Assistant - Archive and Year End

This bulletin contains guidance on how to:

  • Archive the 2015/16 data
  • Set Up procedures for 2016/17

230
Sept 2016

RM Finance - 1st Termly Return

The Return is due 15th October 2016

This bulletin contains guidance about:

  • Calculating the estimated outturn
  • How to upload the approved return into SOLERO

229
Sept 2016

Instructions for using the control form

Please read these instruction before using the control form.

228
Jun 2016

RM Finance 8.33 Upgrade for Duplicate Batching

This bulletin contains guidance on how to upgrade RM Finance and instructions about how to use the new facility. The new facility allows the user to create and update batches where postings are repeated on a regular basis.

227
Apr 2016

RM CFR Assistant – Report Information

This bulletin. contains information about the CFR Report printed at year end.

226
Apr 2016

RM Finance - Period 1

This bulletin contains instruction on how to set up RM Finance for the new financial year.

  • Set up Procedures for the New Financial Year
  • Includes:

  • Checks to perform before running Year End
  • Backup and archiving
  • Accrued Brought Forward
  • Enter and Fix Approved Budget
  • Children’s Centres

225
Mar 2016

RM Finance - Year End Bulletin

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the year end:

  • Due 29th April for RM Secondary and Middle Schools
  • Due 29th April for Primary Schools
  • Importing the figures into RM CFR Assistant
  • Creating the Exports

224
Mar 2016

RM Finance - Capital Return due 1st April 2016

 

 

223
Mar 2016

RM Finance Year End Housekeeping

This bulletin contains instructions on how to prepare the datafile for year end. It includes year end checks and general housekeeping tips.

 

222
Jan 2016

RM Finance –2nd Termly Return

The Return is due 15th February 2016

This bulletin contains guidance about:

  • Calculating the estimated outturn
  • How to upload the approved return into SOLERO

221
Jan 2016

RM Finance –New Code

This bulletin contains guidance on:

  • For schools who have operating lease charges on vehicles
  • Adding the new code

220
Oct 2015

RM Finance – Capital Return

This bulletin contains guidance on:

  • How to complete the capital return due 11th Dec 2015

219
Oct 2015

RM CFR Assistant - Archive and Year End

This bulletin contains guidance on how to:

  • Archive the 2014/15 data
  • Set Up procedures for 2015/16

218
Sept 2015

RM Finance - Catering

The bulletin contains information about:

  • School Meals Price Differential
  • Year End Accrual
  • Charges on Account

217
Sept 2015

RM Finance - 1st Termly Return

The Return is due 15th October 2015

This bulletin contains guidance about:

  • Calculating the estimated outturn
  • How to upload the approved return into SOLERO

216
Apr 2015

RM Finance - Period 1

This bulletin contains instruction on how to set up RM Finance for the new financial year.

  • System Checks
  • Backing Up Archived Data File
  • Entering the Approved Budget Return
  • Entering the Accrued Brought Forward
  • Children’s Centres

215
Feb 2015

RM Finance
Year End Housekeeping

This bulletin contains instructions on how to prepare the datafile for year end
Year end checks and general housekeeping tips.

214
Mar 2015

RM Finance - Year End Bulletin

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the year end


  • Due 16th April for Secondary and Middle Schools
  • Due 30th April for Primary Schools
  • Importing the figures into RM CFR Assistant
  • Creating the Exports

213
Mar 2015

New

RM Finance - Capital Return due 1st April 2015

 

211
Jan 2015

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • 2nd Termly Return - due by 15th February 2015
  • System Reconciliation (including VAT)
  • Completing the Expected Outturn on Solero

 

210
Jan 2015

RM Finance 8.30 Upgrade
This bulletin contains guidance on how to upgrade RM Finance. This must be done before year end as it includes features and enhancements out.

209

Nov 2014

RM Finance - Comprehensive System Reconciliation

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • The reports to print for the reconciliation
  • Completing the Comprehensive System Reconciliation
208

Nov 2014

RM CFR Assistant - Archive and Year End

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • Archive the 2013/14 data
  • Set Up procedures for 2014/15
207

Oct 2014

RM Finance - Capital Return

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • Complete your Capital Return due 8th December.
206

Oct 2014

RM Finance - New Analysis SEND Reform Grant

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • Set up the new analysis code for income appearing on October BISCUIT
205

Sep 2014

RM Finance - Charges on Account for Hertfordshire Catering Ltd/Universal Infant Free School Meals

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • Setting up the structure in RM Finance to reflect the new style invoices
  • Posting the invoices
204

Aug 2014

RM Finance - New Code

This bulletin contains guidance on how to;

  • Set up a new income code for Universal Infant Free School Meals
  • Set up a new budget account for the income
203

Aug 2014

RM Finance - 1st Termly Return

The Return is due 15th October 2014

This bulletin contains guidance about;

  • Calculating the estimated outturn
  • How to upload the approved return into SOLERO
202

Jun 2014

RM Finance - CFR Sort Key

This bulletin contains information about;

  • How to amend the Sort Key for the Sports Premium analysis code
201

May 2014

RM Finance - Children Centres

This bulletin contains information about;

  • Brought Forward balances
  • New Budget Code
200

Apr 2014

RM Finance - Period 1

This bulletin contains instruction on how to set up RM Finance for the new financial year

  • System Checks
  • Backing Up Archived Data File
  • Entering the Approved Budget Return
  • Entering the Accrued Brought Forward
199

Mar 2014

RM CFR Assistant Upgrade Bulletin

This bulletin contains instruction on how to upgrade RM CFR Asssitant

  • This must be done before importing the figures from RM Finance and before the export is created.
198

Mar 2014

RM Finance - Year End Bulletin

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the year end

  • Due 16th April for Secondary and Middle Schools
  • Due 30th April for Primary Schools
  • Importing the figures into RM CFR Assistant
  • Creating the Exports
197

Mar 2014

Capital Return - Final

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the final Capital Return

  • Due 2nd April 2014
  • Solero available now
  • Capital Shuffle
196

Mar 2014

RM Finance
Year End Housekeeping

This bulletin contains instruction on how to prepare the datafile for year end

  • Adding the newly released codes
  • Adding codes to the LMSFR reports
  • Purchase order reconciliation
  • Electronic income collection for catering (except Wisepay)
195

Jan 2014

Salix Loans and Out of County Pupil Premium

This bulletin contains instruction on the treatment Salix Loans and Out of County Pupil Premium

  • Salix Codes
  • Posting Salix Loans and Expenditure
  • New Code for Out of County Pupil Premium Income
  • Amended March 2014
194

Jan 2014

2nd Termly Return

This bulletin contains instruction on how to complete the Termly Return

  • SOLERO instructions
  • Due 15th February 2014
193

Nov 2013

RM CFR Assistant - Archive 2012/2013

This bulletin contains instruction on how to;

  • Archive CFR Assistant
  • Roll into 2013/2014 Financial Year
  • Import Current Figures
192

Oct 2013

Herts Catering Invoices

This bulletin contains guidance on the treatment of Hertfordshire Catering Limited invoices.

  • Coding Guidance
  • Posting Guidance
191

Oct 2013

Interm Capital Return

This bulletin contains guidance on the interm capital return.

  • Include instructions on the capital shuffle
  • To be submitted by 7th Dec 2013
190

Oct 2013

RM Finance New Code

This bulletin contains guidance on how to set up the new code.

  • Out of County Top Ups
188

April 2013

RM Finance 8.20 Upgrade

This bulletin contains guidance on how to upgrade RM Finance.

You must be in Period 12 to complete the upgrade. Once the upgrade has been completed you may roll into Period 1.

184

February 2013

Children Centre Returns

Instructions for the new format for the new financial year

Closedown of schools accounts

For closing schools using RM who are converting to an Academy

 

 

RM Manuals

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School Fund Manual 2014 New

This manual has been created to provide you with a detailed step by step guide to the procedures for using RM Finance for recording your Fund Account transactions.

The instructions range from creating a brand new datafile, mainly for New Users, through the standard monthly procedures to Bank Reconciliation, Reports and Running Period Ends.

Purchase Order Manual New

This booklet is to be used in conjunction with the RM Finance Manual.

RMMS Other Manuals available

FSS Budget Planner RM Finance: User Guide
RMMS CFR Assistant

 

 

RM Control Form

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Accruals Spreadsheet 2018 New

The spreadsheet will enable schools to record accruals using the Whole Government Account codes in preparation for the year end.

Control Form for Monthly Monitoring

A new Excel spreadsheet which pulls data from RM Finance to enable you to monitor your budget and calculate a revised forecast on a monthly basis to help with the termly returns.

    If finance data is stored on the C: drive

  • Excel 2003 file, 624kb, 28/09/2016,
    ControlV4CFSSK.xls

If finance data is stored on the K: drive

Right click on the file
Save target as
Save the file onto your computer. Do not rename the file

Accruals Spreadsheet 2017

The spreadsheet will enable schools to record accruals using the Whole Government Account codes in preparation for the year end.

Comprehensive System Reconciliation 2014

The comprehensive system reconciliation includes the original VAT check and also checks for Children Centre, Capital, Purchase Orders and Bank.

Please refer to Bulletin 209 for full instructions

 

Year End System Reconciliation 2014

The spreadsheet is to enable schools to perform a full system reconciliation before exporting and submitting the year end returns

Accruals Spreadsheet 2014

A spreadsheet to enable schools to record accruals in preparation for the year end.

Profiling 2013

Guidance on profiling budgets in your finance software.

This may be subject to change.

Balance Indicator

Any queries to FSS Helpline:
Tel: 01992 555713 Option 2
Email: keys.fsshelpdesk@hertsforlearning.co.uk

Please read these instruction before using the Balance Monitor form.

Schools that wish to add the Balance Monitor spreadsheet report to their existing Monitor form, please follow the instructions.

Restoring a File

Restoring a File Using Safe Back Up

RM Finance and Cheque Printing

The cheque printing facility produces a professional looking document which when used in conjunction with supplier addresses can save time and resources. This document has been produced to guide schools through the initial set up and use of the facility.