Finance Division

Resources

This page provides links to useful resources, such as webinars and communications, to help you understand University finances.

Access the finance system and get help with queries:

Financial Regulations and University Financial Statements:

Finance webinars:

2020

This year, Allan Spencer (Director of Finance) hosted 2 webinars on Understanding the University's Finances. Also included below is an additional Q&A recording and an addendum to questions from the webinars.

Understanding the University's Finances - 20 May 2020

Understanding the University's Finances - 22 May 2020

Understanding the University's Finances - Q&A

Addendum to Questions from the Finance Webinar [PDF 177.37KB] 

2019

During 2019 Allan Spencer (Director of Finance) hosted 6 webinars on 'Understanding the University's Finances' which can be viewed below.

Understanding the University's Finances - 9 July 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - 10 July 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - 9 September 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - 12 September 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - 4 October 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - 9 October 2019

Understanding the University's Finances - Webinar Slide Pack [PDF 172.34KB]

Finance Communications:

2020-2021

1-2020: Finance Update for Directors of Professional Service [PDF 371.86KB] - November 2020

2-2020: Finance Update for Heads of School [PDF 374.83KB] - November 2020

3-2020: Direct email to purchasing card holders [PDF 248.35KB] - November 2020

4-2021: Updated Finance Engagement Roadmap for Heads of School - February to July 2021 [PDF 272.14KB] - January 2021

5-2021: Updated Finance Engagement Roadmap for Directors of Professional Services - February to July 2021 [PDF 266.89KB] - January 2021

2019-2020

Temporary Changes in VAT for Specific Purchases [PDF 94.05KB] - July 2020

Extra Fraud Measures for University Barclaycards [PDF 102.14KB] - April 2020

Support for All Users of Finance Services and Systems Adjusting to New Ways of Working [PDF 137.45KB] - April 2020

Finance Arrangements for Off-Campus Working [PDF 115.33KB] - March 2020

External resources:

A BUFDG Guide to Understanding University Finance [PDF 9.79MB] - This guide aims to explain university finances and funding so it can be understood by those with little or no financial background. It looks at how institutions ‘tick’ from a financial perspective – where universities get their money from; how they spend the money and why, and how the financial statements demonstrate this.

BUFDG E-Learning courses - University staff have access to the BUFDG e-learning platform, which offers a range of courses covering finance, procurement, tax, credit control, and more.