New Financial Record System (FRS) Online Tutorials, Job Aids & Other Resources
We have created online tutorials, job aids and have identified resources to provide you with the skills, information and tools necessary for your business-related tasks at Brown.
Access one of the links below to learn about the topic of accounting and the unique system of accounting at Brown. We will be adding more tutorials soon.
- Accounting 101 will introduce you to basic financial and accounting related topics.
- Introduction to Accounting at Brown provides an overview of accounting terms and concepts specific to the University.
Usage Tip: Use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer Web Browsers. (Chrome is not supported).
Cognos General User reports are pre-written queries specifically designed to extract data from Brown University's Financial Reporting Data Warehouse (FRDW) to provide Cognos consumer users access to powerful reports to assist them in the performance of their jobs.
Once in Cognos, select:
- IBM Cognos Content
- Financial Records Reports
- General User Reports
Remember: The data you see depends on your security access and accounting data is refreshed nightly.
Usage Tip: Use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer Web Browsers (Chrome is not supported).
CIS-ReportingTeam@brown.edu for assistance with Cognos
Visit the Cognos Wiki for information on running reports, working with data and more.
Datacntl@brown.edu for question on individual accounts (charges, credits, account creates, etc.)
- Accounting-related questions
- Report content issues
- Online tutorials
- Future course suggestions
Frequently Asked Questions