Finance Department Sections
List of Finance Department sections.
The work of the Finance Department is divided between a number of sections, each with specific responsibilities.
Senior Management Team
The Directorate is responsible for the overall management and organisation of the University of Edinburgh Finance Department.
Accounts Payable are responsible for ensuring the correct and timely payment of all University of Edinburgh invoices and expenses.
The Business Planning team provides professional business partnering support to colleagues across the University, principally assisting with the preparation of a business case. We also provide a training course on how to prepare a business case.
The Cash Office team provides a wide range of services including the processing and recording of all income, disbursement of cash and the management of treasury balances.
Financial Information, Reporting & Strategy Team (FIRST)
Providing professional accounting services – including financial planning, reporting, analysis and insight - to the University Group. The team is merged from the former Management and Financial Accounting Teams.
Finance Systems Team
The Finance Systems Team provides second line support and training for finance systems and is responsible for finance systems strategy and the Finance, Payroll, Procurement & Printing Projects Programme.
The Income Section supports other University departments who provide chargeable goods and services to people and organisations.
The Insurance Office arranges cover for University buildings, contents, computers, motor vehicles, travel, employers and public liability insurance. As well as providing advice and support on insurance matters, it’s also responsible for the management and handling of claims made against the University.
Our new payroll services, supported by the People and Money system, went live in April 2022. We want to offer the best possible support to any staff who need assistance around the launch.
Information on pension schemes, joining and leaving a scheme and retirement.
The Research Grants team provide post-award research grant administration and support.
The Service Assurance team is responsible for providing assurance that the University's finance operations processes and controls are properly designed and operating as intended.
The Tax Team is responsible for ensuring that the University complies fully with all relevant tax laws, rules, regulations, statutory reporting and disclosure requirements wherever we operate.