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About Finance

The Finance Department is one of the four administrative departments at the University.  Nicola Colton, Head of Finance has responsibility for the operational aspects of Finance and is supported by 2 Senior Accountants and members of the Department. The Department currently employs 18 members of staff, 5 of whom are fully qualified accountants and 3 AAT qualified members of staff. The Department is made up of 4 sections:

  • Payroll
  • Purchase Ledger (Payments to Suppliers)
  • Sales Ledger/Cashier (Student Fees and Income)
  • Management Accounts

Structure and contact details


The Finance Department's key strategic aims are to:

  • Contribute the development of and support the strategic direction and aims of the University
  • Maintain appropriate standards of Financial Administration & Stewardship
  • Support and advise University staff on financial and resource issues
  • Support and advise the governing body and its committees
  • Ensure satisfactory management of Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Procurement activities.

The Department will provide timely, relevant and accurate financial information internally and externally, improve financial awareness, ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and Hefce requirements, reduce complexity, develop and inform staff of a suitable procurement strategy, process staff salaries and associated payments, provide liaison with students on financial matters and supply general support on finance-related matters. The Finance Department’s Strategy is set within the context of the University’s Mission Statement and Corporate Plan. The Finance team support, specifically, the University’s key strategic aim to ‘be financially and environmentally sustainable University’.

The Department's service objective is to respond to queries in a competent, accurate manner. A copy of the Department’s Service Level Agreements can be found on the Staff Intranet.

  • Report appropriately to external bodies.
  • Deliver excellent services to students and staff.

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How to find the Finance Office

New Wing

New Wing is located near the Student Union