Finance & Procurement

About us

The Department of Finance & Procurement is responsible for managing the University’s income and expenditure, ensuring that we get value for money in all our financial activities and that we comply with statutory and regulatory body requirements and financial best practice.

Department structure

The department consists of five main groups:

  • Procurement, which deals with all matters relating to purchasing and the payment to suppliers
  • Academic Services, which includes Payroll, Treasury (including income and credit control), Financial Accounting and tax, Student Finance and Studentships
  • Planning and Management Information, which deals with the University’s financial planning and forecasting, budgets, costing and faculty accounting. This section also deals with the accounting for external income in the forms of consultancy, short courses, research and non-research grants, IPR income and prizes. General Funds (K accounts) are also looked after by this team
  • Process change, which supports and develops finance processes and systems, in particular with Agresso and SAMIS
  • Insurance Services, which deals with all aspects of insurance for the University.

Contact us

Telephone and email contacts for our staff can be found in Services & teams.

The Cashier's Office, Student Finance and Studentships are all in Wessex House Level 3. All other teams are based in the city centre office at Manvers Street.

Will my query get passed from person to person?

In a small unit there is inevitably some degree of overlap between groups and we have taken account of this in drawing up the directory online. We hope that this will reduce to the minimum the need to pass your queries on from one person to another, although we cannot guarantee that this will never happen.