Finance Training Centre

Welcome to the Finance Training Courses


FINS Basic Training

FINS is the name of the Peoplesoft Financial system that is used by the University. The three modules that all employees have access to include: 

  •  Travel and Expenses, 
  •  Requisitions and 
  •  Financial Management

FINS Basic Training is a series of online training courses housed in Canvas that provides video instructions on being able to successfully complete a transaction in all three modules.

Access to FINS Basic Training

Ready to start FINS Basic Training?  With your SFU computing ID, simply click on this link and follow the self-enrollment instructions. 


All SFU employees have access to the following courses. When you log in, you will find FINS Basic Training includes the following subtopics:


  • General Guide to FINS

Travel and Expenses

  • Create and Manage Your Cash Advance
  • Create and Manage Your Expense Report 
  • Approving a Cash Advance and Expense Claim


  • Create and Manage Your Requisition
  • View Your Purchase Order 
  • Create and Manage Receipts 
  • Online Approvals for Requisitions

 Financial Management and Reporting

  • Spreadsheet Journal Import (SSJ) Processing 


Fast Basic Training

FAST is the financial reporting tool for University faculty and staff to obtain financial information on their projects and departments. On a nightly basis, FAST extracts data from the Peoplesoft financial systems for inquiry through FAST.

Through a series of online videos, FAST Basic Training will provide instructions on: 

  • Accessing FAST
  • Using the chartfield filter
  • Selecting different report options
  • Understanding the various drilldowns

Access to FAST Basic Training

    Ready to start FAST Basic Training?  With your SFU computing ID, simply click on this link and follow the self-enrollment instructions.