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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.

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Job Aids

Other Resources

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:

  1. IBM Cognos Content
  2. Financial Records Reports
  3. General User Reports

Remember: The data you see depends on your security access and accounting data is refreshed nightly.

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Contact... for assistance with Cognos

Visit the Cognos Wiki for information on running reports, working with data and more. for question on individual accounts (charges, credits, account creates, etc.) for

  • Accounting-related questions
  • Report content issues
  • Online tutorials
  • Future course suggestions


For a complete list, please refer to the Training website:

Finance & Business Operations Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions