SAP/Finance Skills

SAP software is used throughout the university to manage administrative functions, including finance, human resources, payroll, purchasing, and materials management. Every employee with administrative or financial responsibilities should know how to access and process financial transactions in SAP in keeping with our policies and procedures.

To help ensure understanding of SAP, we offer a variety of instructor-led and online courses, job aids, and FastFacts webinars.

The best starting point is our Financial Program Sequence document, which outlines and links to appropriate courses and resources for gaining expertise in financial administration, sponsored projects, account management, HR/payroll administration, purchasing, and accounts payable.

You also can access relevant training in these categories:

Research Administration Training Program

Since 2008, JHU has offered a training program to help bolster the administrative skills needed to manage sponsored funding at the university. There is a program for existing staff (applications due Oct. 1, 2019) and another for full-time applicants new to JHU.

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SOM Research Administration Boot Camp

The School of Medicine’s Fundamentals of Research Administration Boot Camp is a training program for new staff entering the field of grants and contracts management. Offered three times a year, the program is designed for sponsored research staff who have been in their position for one to three months, have an understanding of their department role, and will benefit from additional knowledge and practice. It requires a commitment of 12 days away from the office.

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