Workshop Policies

Registration

  1. A separate registration form is required for each participant.
  2. The registration form can be:
    • By mail to: 710-294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9; or
    • FAXED to: (204)949-0564; or
    • EMAILED to: training@18007617110.com
  3. Cheques should be payable to: Aboriginal Strategies L.P.
  4. A confirmation of registration will be sent once payment has been received. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received.

Cancellation

  1. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and mailed to 710-294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C0B9; or faxed to: 204-949-0564.
  2. Cancellations will be accepted without penalty until 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
  3. Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the workshop will be subject to a 35% cancellation fee.
  4. No cancellations will be accepted after the registration deadline.
  5. No-shows will be charged the full workshop fee.

Committed to Supporting First Nations Communities

ABOUT US

Aboriginal Strategies is committed to providing its services in the community, and a high priority is given to training and empowering First Nation staff.

Our commitment to our clients

  • We work cooperatively with our clients’ Chief & Council and community members. The Community’s goals and objectives are supported.
  • We perform our required duties in a proactive manner. We attempt to anticipate future problems, reducing or eliminating the need for crisis management.
  • We travel to our client communities regularly.
  • We provide our services in a professional manner. We do not engage in or suggest any activity that appears or may appear to put us in a potential conflict of interest situation.
  • We do not to share confidential information without prior consent.
  • We provide the required training to enable the First Nation to assume responsibility of their own affairs.
  • First Nation business is the only business we are involved in.

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Past Presidents:

Nestor Wasylkiw
Ben van Hoek

Training

Aboriginal Strategies offers regular workshops throughout the year. Our training facility includes workstations for all participants.

Training is hands-on using actual examples unique to First Nation accounting.  Workshop topics are based on our experience with our First Nation clients and are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the workshop participants.

Coming Up

MAR

7

Advanced PayDirt Payroll

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and related payroll concepts (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

More >

Advanced PayDirt Payroll

Date of event: MAR 7

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and related payroll concepts (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

• Group Insurance & Pension plan administration issues

• CRA reconciliation

• Vacation Pay issues

• Special payments

• Processing advances

Advanced Adagio / PayDirt Flyer

 

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are working with Adagio and/or PayDirt payroll.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 –PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Advanced PayDirt AND Advanced Adagio)

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

MAR

8 & 9

Advanced Adagio

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017 More >

Advanced Adagio

Date of event: MAR 8 & 9

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

Adagio Ledger

• New funding agreements – what to do in the Ledger

• Adagio Ledger options

• Periodic processes – opening a new year, closing periods, closing the year

• Financial Reporter • Recurring batches

Adagio Payables

• Reversing an AP cheque

• Recurring AP Invoices/Batches

• Fixing Accounts Payable errors

• Reconciling Payables to control accounts

 

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are working with Adagio.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both Advanced Adagio & Advanced PayDirt
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: March 8 & 9, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

MAR

14 & 15

Accounting Concepts

Two day training session for finance staff that includes an introduction to Accounting Theory, the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Registration Deadline: March 8, 2017 More >

Accounting Concepts

Date of event: MAR 14 & 15

Two day training session for finance staff that includes an introduction to Accounting Theory, the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Registration Deadline: March 8, 2017

Introduction to Accounting

• Accounting Terminology

• Double Entry System

• Explanation of Assets, Liabilities, Revenue and Expenses

Introduction to:

General Ledger

• Chart of Accounts

• Balance Sheet

• Income Statement

• Bank Reconciliation

• Relationship to sub ledgers

• Adjustments

Accounts Payable

• Invoices

• Cheques

• Approval Process

• Record Keeping

Payroll

• Timesheets

• Processing Payroll

• Record Keeping

Accounting Concepts

Who Should Attend?

Those who would like a better understanding of how the accounting cycle works and how daily financial transactions impact the financial reports of their organization.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: March 14 & 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. Please see website for registration policy. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

MAR

22&23

Audit Preparation

Two day training session for finance staff who are preparing for the annual audit.

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2017 More >

Audit Preparation

Date of event: MAR 22&23

Two day training session for finance staff who are preparing for the annual audit.

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2017

Purpose of an Audit

What measurement criteria are used?

What needs to be included in the audit?

What key components need to be in place prior to the audit in order to ensure audit compliance?

What are auditors looking for?

What can you do to prepare for the auditor?

Audit Preparation

 

Who Should Attend?

Finance Staff who are preparing for the annual audit.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: March 22 & 23, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

Cancellation Policy

APR

5&6

Human Resources: Hiring & Onboarding

Two day training session covering Hiring & Onboarding.  This is the 2nd of a 3 part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

 

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017 More >

Human Resources: Hiring & Onboarding

Date of event: APR 5&6

Two day training session covering Hiring & Onboarding.  This is the 2nd of a 3 part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

 

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017

Hiring & Onboarding (April 5 & 6)

• Job descriptions
• Recruiting & selecting employees
• Setting salary
• Onboarding new employees

Who Should Attend?

Managers or Board members in charge of the human resource function. This would include policy development, hiring, and performance evaluation.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $895.00 (price includes GST).

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: April 5 & 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 20 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

Cancellation Policy

APR

18

Microsoft Word (Introduction)

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft Word.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017
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Microsoft Word (Introduction)

Date of event: APR 18

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft Word.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017

Microsoft Word
• Introduction to Microsoft Word
• Managing the Ribbon, and Making the Most of the Quick Access Toolbar
• Review of Editing and Formatting Tools
• Print and Page Setup

Introductory Microsoft Office Flyer

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation staff who are working with Microsoft Word. This will encompass many basic concepts and tools, as well as some advanced tools.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $495.00 (price includes GST). There is a bundled discount if registering MS Excel and/or PowerPoint as well.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
*Door Prizes and Draws

Location and Time

ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
April 18, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Deadline: April 12, 2017
Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

APR

19

Microsoft Excel (Introduction)

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft Excel.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017
More >

Microsoft Excel (Introduction)

Date of event: APR 19

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft Excel.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017

Microsoft Excel
• Introduction to Microsoft Excel
• Basic Editing
• Basic Formula Creation and Troubleshooting
• Print and Page Setup
• Inserting Pictures, ClipArt and WordArt into spreadsheets

Introductory Microsoft Office

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation staff who are working with Microsoft Excel. This will encompass many basic concepts and tools, as well as some more advanced tools.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $495.00 (price includes GST). There is a bundled discount if registering MS Word and/or PowerPoint-Outlook as well.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
*Door Prizes and Draws

Location and Time

ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
April 19, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Deadline: April 12, 2017
Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

APR

20

Microsoft PowerPoint / Outlook (Introduction)

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017
More >

Microsoft PowerPoint / Outlook (Introduction)

Date of event: APR 20

One day training session offering introductory solutions using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017

Microsoft PowerPoint
• Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
• Creating Presentations
• Inserting and Editing pictures and text boxes
• Slide Management tools

Microsoft Outlook
• Setting up an existing email account
• Creating & sending productive emails

Introductory Microsoft Office Flyer

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation staff who are working with Microsoft PowerPoint. This will encompass many basic concepts and tools, as well as some advanced tools.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $495.00 (price includes GST). There is a bundled discount if registering MS Excel and/or Word as well.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
*Door Prizes and Draws

Location and Time

ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
April 20, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Deadline: April 12, 2017
Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

May

2 & 3

Adagio (Introductory)

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: April 26 , 2017 More >

Adagio (Introductory)

Date of event: May 2 & 3

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: April 26 , 2017

Adagio Ledger

• Basics of Accounting – Debits & Credits • Departments and the Chart of Accounts

• Viewing transactions in the Ledger • Monthly reporting, including the Financial Reporter

Adagio Payables

• Payables Processing

• AP Accounting & how Control Accounts work • Reversing an AP cheque

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are just starting to use Adagio, or those who need a refresher.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is:
$895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)

$100 Discount if attending both (Adagio (Introductory) & Pay Dirt (Introductory))
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: May 2 & 3, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

MAY

4

PayDirt (Introductory)

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2017

More >

PayDirt (Introductory)

Date of event: MAY 4

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2017

•Payroll Processing/reversing payroll cheques

• Pay period end dates (December 31 payroll processing)

• Preparing for T4’s

• Records of Employment

 

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are just starting to use PayDirt, or those who need a refresher.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 – PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Introductory Adagio & Pay Dirt)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

JUN

13 & 14

Adagio (Intermediate)

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017 More >

Adagio (Intermediate)

Date of event: JUN 13 & 14

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017

Adagio Ledger

• Creating new departments and accounts • Periodic processing

• Using Excel Direct to analyze accounting data • Monthly reporting (includes Financial Reporter)

Adagio Payables

• Payables year end processing • Reconciling payables to ledger

• Options for reversing AP cheques • Processing manual cheques

• Vendor Maintenance

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have been using Adagio for a short time, and would like to learn more.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is:
$895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)

$100 Discount if attending both (Adagio (Intermediate) & Pay Dirt (Intermediate))
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: June 13 & 14, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

JUN

15

Paydirt (Intermediate)

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017

More >

Paydirt (Intermediate)

Date of event: JUN 15

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017

• Processing Advances through PayDirt

• Special payments such as pay adjustments, bonuses, etc.

• Preparing for T4’s

• Records of Employment

• Reversing a payroll cheque

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have been using PayDirt payroll for a short time, and would like to learn more.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 – PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Adagio (Intermediate) & PayDirt (Intermediate))
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

JUN

19 & 20

Human Resources: Conflicts & Conflict Management

Two day training session covering Conflict and Conflict Management.  This is the 3rd of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

 

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017 More >

Human Resources: Conflicts & Conflict Management

Date of event: JUN 19 & 20

Two day training session covering Conflict and Conflict Management.  This is the 3rd of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

 

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017

Details will be posted shortly

Who Should Attend?

Managers or Board members in charge of the human resource function. This would include policy development, hiring, and performance evaluation.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 per day (price includes GST).

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: June 19 & 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 20 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

Cancellation Policy

JUL

4 & 5

CMHC

Two day hands-on training for CMHC.

Registration Deadline: June 28, 2017

More >

CMHC

Date of event: JUL 4 & 5

Two day hands-on training for CMHC.

Registration Deadline: June 28, 2017

Detailed Topic List coming soon

Who Should Attend?

Those who would like a better understanding of how the CMHC accounting cycle and CMHC program works and how daily financial transactions impact the financial reports of their organization.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: July 4 & 5, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. Please see website for registration policy. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

JUL

11

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

One day hands-on training for Excel (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017

More >

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Date of event: JUL 11

One day hands-on training for Excel (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017

• Toolbars/Ribbon/Quick Access Toolbar

• Basic Editing

• Tables

• Advanced Formulas

• VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP

• IF Statements

• Date & Time Functions

• Super Formulas

• Math Functions

• Troubleshooting Formulas

• Introduction to Macros

• Connecting Worksheets/ Workbooks & External Data

• Using Named Ranges

• Conditional Formatting

• Pivot Tables

Who Should Attend?

We are offering a hands-on training workshop geared to First Nations staff who are working with Microsoft Excel and would like to become more proficient.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $495.00 each (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

JUL

12

Intermediate Microsoft Word

One day hands-on training for Microsoft Word (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017

More >

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Date of event: JUL 12

One day hands-on training for Microsoft Word (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2017

 

A detailed topics list coming soon.

 

Who Should Attend?

We are offering a hands-on training workshop geared to First Nations staff who are working with Microsoft Word and would like to become more proficient.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $495.00 each (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

AUG

9 & 10

Human Resources: Ensuring HR Compliance

Two day training session covering Ensuring HR Compliance.  This is the 1st of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2017 More >

Human Resources: Ensuring HR Compliance

Date of event: AUG 9 & 10

Two day training session covering Ensuring HR Compliance.  This is the 1st of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2017

Ensuring HR Compliance

• Understanding legislation
• Human Resource Policies
• Respectful Workplace
• What’s new & emerging

Who Should Attend?

Managers or Board members in charge of the human resource function. This would include policy development, hiring, and performance evaluation.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 (price includes GST).
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: August 9 & 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 20 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

Cancellation Policy

AUG

15 & 16

Advanced Adagio

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017 More >

Advanced Adagio

Date of event: AUG 15 & 16

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017

Adagio Ledger

• New funding agreements – what to do in the Ledger

• Adagio Ledger options

• Periodic processes – opening a new year, closing periods, closing the year

• Financial Reporter • Recurring batches

Adagio Payables

• Reversing an AP cheque

• Recurring AP Invoices/Batches

• Fixing Accounts Payable errors

• Reconciling Payables to control accounts

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are working with Adagio.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both Advanced Adagio & Advanced PayDirt

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: August 15 & 16, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

AUG

17

Advanced PayDirt Payroll

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and related payroll concepts (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017

More >

Advanced PayDirt Payroll

Date of event: AUG 17

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and related payroll concepts (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017

• Group Insurance & Pension plan administration issues

• CRA reconciliation

• Vacation Pay issues

• Special payments

• Processing advances

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are working with Adagio and/or PayDirt payroll.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 –PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Advanced PayDirt AND Advanced Adagio)

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: August 17, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

SEP

26 & 27

Accounting Concepts

Two day training session for finance staff that includes an introduction to Accounting Theory, the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2017 More >

Accounting Concepts

Date of event: SEP 26 & 27

Two day training session for finance staff that includes an introduction to Accounting Theory, the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2017

Introduction to Accounting

• Accounting Terminology

• Double Entry System

• Explanation of Assets, Liabilities, Revenue and Expenses

Introduction to:

General Ledger

• Chart of Accounts

• Balance Sheet

• Income Statement

• Bank Reconciliation

• Relationship to sub ledgers

• Adjustments

Accounts Payable

• Invoices

• Cheques

• Approval Process

• Record Keeping

Payroll

• Timesheets

• Processing Payroll

• Record Keeping

Who Should Attend?

Those who would like a better understanding of how the accounting cycle works and how daily financial transactions impact the financial reports of their organization.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: September 26 & 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. Please see website for registration policy. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

Cancellation Policy

OCT

3 & 4

Human Resources: Hiring & Onboarding

Two day training session covering Hiring & Onboarding.  This is the 2nd of a 3 part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2017 More >

Human Resources: Hiring & Onboarding

Date of event: OCT 3 & 4

Two day training session covering Hiring & Onboarding.  This is the 2nd of a 3 part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

PFHR-Logo

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2017

Hiring & Onboarding

• Job descriptions
• Recruiting & selecting employees
• Setting salary
• Onboarding new employees

Who Should Attend?

Managers or Board members in charge of the human resource function. This would include policy development, hiring, and performance evaluation.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $895.00 (price includes GST).

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: October 3 & 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 20 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

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OCT

10 & 11

Adagio (Introductory)

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: October 4 , 2017 More >

Adagio (Introductory)

Date of event: OCT 10 & 11

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: October 4 , 2017

Adagio Ledger

• Basics of Accounting – Debits & Credits • Departments and the Chart of Accounts

• Viewing transactions in the Ledger • Monthly reporting, including the Financial Reporter

Adagio Payables

• Payables Processing

• AP Accounting & how Control Accounts work • Reversing an AP cheque

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are just starting to use Adagio, or those who need a refresher.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is:
$895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: October 10 & 11, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

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OCT

12

PayDirt (Introductory)

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2017

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PayDirt (Introductory)

Date of event: OCT 12

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Introductory Level).

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2017

•Payroll Processing/reversing payroll cheques

• Pay period end dates (December 31 payroll processing)

• Preparing for T4’s

• Records of Employment

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who are just starting to use PayDirt, or those who need a refresher.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 – PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Introductory Adagio & Pay Dirt)

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops please give us a call.

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OCT

24 & 25

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Two day hands-on training for Excel (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

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Advanced Microsoft Excel

Date of event: OCT 24 & 25

Two day hands-on training for Excel (Advanced Level).

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

Detailed Topic List coming soon

 

Who Should Attend?

We are offering a hands-on training workshop geared to First Nations staff who are working with Microsoft Excel and would like to become more proficient.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is $895.00 each (price includes GST)
Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: October 24 & 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops

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NOV

29 & 30

Human Resources: Conflict & Conflict Management

Two day training session covering Conflict and Conflict Management.  This is the 3rd of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

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Registration Deadline: November 22, 2017 More >

Human Resources: Conflict & Conflict Management

Date of event: NOV 29 & 30

Two day training session covering Conflict and Conflict Management.  This is the 3rd of a three part Human Resources workshop series in 2017.

Presented by:

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Registration Deadline: November 22, 2017

Details will be posted shortly

Who Should Attend?

Managers or Board members in charge of the human resource function. This would include policy development, hiring, and performance evaluation.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $895.00 per day (price includes GST).

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Date: November 29 & 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 20 persons.

Please note that you are not registered until we have received payment for the workshop. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions

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DEC

5 & 6

Adagio (Intermediate)

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2017 More >

Adagio (Intermediate)

Date of event: DEC 5 & 6

Two day hands-on training session for Adagio Ledger and Payables and related accounting concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2017

Adagio Ledger

• Creating new departments and accounts • Periodic processing

• Using Excel Direct to analyze accounting data • Monthly reporting (includes Financial Reporter)

Adagio Payables

• Payables year end processing • Reconciling payables to ledger

• Options for reversing AP cheques • Processing manual cheques

• Vendor Maintenance

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have been using Adagio for a short time, and would like to learn more.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is:
$895.00 – Adagio Ledger/Payables (price includes GST)

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: December 5 & 6, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

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DEC

7

PayDirt (Intermediate)

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2017

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PayDirt (Intermediate)

Date of event: DEC 7

One day hands-on training session for PayDirt payroll and basic payroll concepts (Intermediate Level).

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2017

• Processing Advances through PayDirt

• Special payments such as pay adjustments, bonuses, etc.

• Preparing for T4’s

• Records of Employment

• Reversing a payroll cheque

Who Should Attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have been using PayDirt payroll for a short time, and would like to learn more.

Fees

The cost of this workshop is: $495.00 – PayDirt Payroll (price includes GST)
$100 Discount if attending both (Adagio (Intermediate) & PayDirt (Intermediate))

Location and Time

Location: ASI’s Training Facility 7th Floor, 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Register

Please register early – these workshops tend to fill up fast. Space is limited to 30 persons.

Payment required for registration. A separate registration form is required for each participant. If you have any questions about these workshops, please give us a call.

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Board Member Training

Two day training session for new and existing board members
• Group Insurance & Pension plan administration issues
• Analyzing financial statements
• Function of an audit
• Internal controls
• How boards are organized and how they function

T4 Processing

Hands on training session for payroll clerks
• Information needed for T4 processing
• Processing T4’s and T4 adjustments
• PIER reports and filing electronically

Group Insurance/ Pension Plan Administration

One day training session on all aspects of Benefits Administration
• Review of your Pension plan and Group Insurance plans
• Pension and Group Insurance forms and requirements
• How Group Insurance and Pension plans affect your payroll processing

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Resources

ADAGIO: We believe that Adagio is the accounting software best suited for First Nation Accounting. It is flexible, offers superb reporting, and is user friendly. LEARN MORE

PAYDIRT: Our recommendation for a payroll software that integrates seamlessly with Adagio Ledger and Adagio Bank Rec. LEARN MORE

RESOURCES

Adagio by Softtrak

We believe that Adagio is the accounting software best suited for First Nation accounting. It is flexible, offers superb reporting, and is user friendly.

Adagio Ledger provides a complete General Ledger for your organization(s). Batch transaction management ensures only balanced entries are posted to your ledger. Adagio Ledger includes Adagio Financial Reporter, a powerful and easy-to-use financial reports designer.

Adagio Financial Reporter gives you presentation quality drag-and-drop financial statements with just a few clicks of the mouse. This spreadsheet based module is included with both Adagio Ledger and Adagio FX.

Adagio Payables provides complete accounts payable management for your business. Track amounts owed to vendors, improve cash flow by maximizing early payment discounts and speed check production.

Adagio FX gives Adagio Ledger users a way to combine multiple entities into a single financial statement and lets others access their own security controlled financial statements without allowing them access to change the underlying data. If you’re responsible for the integrity of your accounting system and frequently get requests from your program managers for their own financial information, this is a “must have” module.

Ask us about other modules.

ASI’s Top Reasons Adagio is Ideal for First Nations

  1. Reporting. The ease of which it is possible to set up reports that are useful for program analysis and reporting is unequaled in other accounting programs. The further ability to be able to drill down directly from these reports makes the reporting tools of Adagio the gem of the program.
  2. User friendly interface. Training new staff to use Adagio is an easy process since the menus and processes are logical and easy to navigate.  The help menu is context sensitive so the user can easily answer their own questions in most cases.
  3. Top Notch Developer support and Program Enhancements. Softrak offers a support forum that users can avail themselves of for free. They are continually enhancing the modules and listening to and implementing users comments and requests.
  4. Affordability. First Nation clients can have a top notch accounting program at a very affordable price. They only need to purchase the modules that they require for their accounting needs and are able to add modules as needed.
  5. Amazing Feature Set. Almost every report, inquiry or listing can be exported to Excel with the simple click of a button. Budget revisions are made very simple with the ability to import budgets from an excel file. Adagio is compatible with CaseWare so auditors simply need a copy of the data set at year end and their CaseWare can import the data in the format the auditor chooses to work with. Intigrates seamlessly with PayDirt Payroll, an excellent Canadian payroll solution.

Reporting templates for Adagio Financial Reporter

We have developed standard templates that we feel are useful for all First Nations. Ask us about them! If we don’t have what you want we can help you develop a custom report that will suit your needs.

RESOURCES

Paydirt

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PayDirt Payroll is our recommended payroll software.

  • integrates seamlessly with Adagio Ledger
  • will amaze you with its reporting ability
  • able to handle nearly any type of earnings or deductions needs
  • properly handles earnings made by status Indians and properly reports the earnings on the T4
  • can distribute payroll and related source deduction costs to multiple GL accounts
  • can pay employees by direct deposit
  • can email cheque stub information directly to employees
  • retains all prior payroll history

Contact us for more information.

Videos and Links

VIDEOS AND LINKS

Adagio Ledger – Year End checklist http://www.softrak.com/pdf/technicaltips/Ledger90AYearEndChecklist.pdf
Adagio Ledger – Year End – Close Fiscal Year http://www.softrak.com/video_pop.php?id=184
Adagio Ledger – Year End – Close Income Statement Accounts http://www.softrak.com/video_pop.php?id=183
Adagio Ledger – Unposting batches http://www.softrak.com/pdf/technicaltips/AdagioLedgerUnpostingFunction.pdf
Adagio Ledger – Budget Entry http://www.softrak.com/video_pop.php?id=159

Other links:
Adagio keyboard shortcuts – http://www.softrak.com/resources/technicaltips/keyboardshortcuts.php
Adagio period end procedures – http://www.softrak.com/pdf/technicaltips/Month-YearEnds.pdf
Adagio – using large fonts – http://www.softrak.com/pdf/technicaltips/adagiolargefonts.pdf
Windows 7 tips and tricks – http://www.softrak.com/pdf/technicaltips/windows7tips.pdf
National Reporting Guides – http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/dci/dcilog_e.asp (Password is the province selected)
First Nation Profiles – http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/SearchFN.aspx?lang=eng

Services

Aboriginal Strategies offers a wide range of professional services including: capacity development, accounting and financial advice, co-management, management action plans, community profiles, accountability assessments, and training on site. LEARN MORE

SERVICES

Aboriginal Strategies offers a wide range of professional services, including:

  • accounting and financial advice
  • assistance with developing and maintaining comprehensive community budgets
  • financial monitoring
  • capital project financial administration and monitoring
  • debt recovery plans
  • accounting training
  • human resource management training
  • Board of Director training
  • development of accounting systems and payroll solutions
  • implementation of networked accounting solutions including off-site backup services
  • computer network and workstation installation
  • technical assistance for accounting software
  • systems analysis
  • policy development
  • negotiations with Federal and Provincial agencies
  • loan applications and negotiations.

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