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.
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 production of business cases supporting capital investment decisions.
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.
Financial Information Services
Financial Information Services provide a first point of contact for Finance services via the Finance Helpdesk team whilst the Business Improvement & Skills Development team deliver improvements to business efficiency and manage and develop finance training.
The Income Section supports other University departments who provide chargeable goods and services to people and organisations.
The Insurance Department 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.
The Payroll Services provides a comprehensive service to University of Edinburgh employees, casual staff and pensioners on all payroll related matters.
The Pensions Office is responsible for administering the University of Edinburgh Staff Benefits Scheme, and for providing information on other pension schemes.
The Research Grants section provides post-award research grant administration and support.
Systems Accounting Section
Responsible for General Ledger, Reporting, Forecasting, Banking Services and Finance Department PC and Web support.
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.