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.

The team covers the below main functions:


Planning Budgeting & Reporting

The team are responsible for the finance elements of the annual planning and budget process, producing management reports and providing accounting support to USG and CSG.

Analysis and Insight

Responsible for providing analysis and insight on outputs produced from the Transparent Model, Ten Year Forecasts and the annual TRAC submission to government.

Financial Control and Subsidiary Reporting

Reconciliation of key Balance Sheet control accounts. Liaising with subsidiary accountants on key financial accounting matters and year end consolidation.

Investments and Endowments

We provide accounting and reports for investments, liaising with investment consultants, fund managers, individual endowment fund-holders and the Investment Committee.

Statutory Reporting, Audit and Policy

Responsible for completion of audited financial statements, including US GAAP and other statutory financial returns.

Capital Accounting

The capital (fixed asset) accounting team are responsible for ensuring the correct accounting of the University’s capital grants and capital expenditure.

Financial Year End Instructions - 2022 -2023 (secured)

Instructions and forms to enable Colleges, Schools and Professional Services to meet year-end requirements and deadlines.