About the Finance Service

We help the University to realise best value in all its activities and in achieving long-term sustainability through strong financial leadership and sound governance. We lead financial planning and manage targets to ensure the University maintains a robust operation.

Our areas of responsibility

We are responsible for the efficient processing of financial transactions, production of financial statements and statistical returns to meet regulatory requirements.

The Finance Service is managed by the Director of Finance, William Liew. The teams outlined below support William to deliver an efficient and customer-focused service.

Our teams

Financial Services

  • Income Office
    Responsible for the invoicing and collection of all student and other related debt. Responsible for banking of cash collected and some payments made by the University to both students and staff.
  • Financial Services
    Responsible for the preparation of financial statements for the University, its subsidiaries and overseas financial operations, compliance with our financial regulations and procedures, and for all financial reporting to external bodies.
  • Treasury
    Responsible for UWE Bristol's cash flow, bank accounts, investments and borrowings.

Faculty Finance Teams

Responsible for providing support for faculty staff with regards to financial advice and guidance, pre and post award application and grant monitoring as well as transaction processing. Responsible for financial reporting to management and acting as business partners for faculties to improve financial management at UWE Bristol.

Professional Services Finance Teams

Responsible for providing support for service staff with regards to financial advice and guidance, pre and post award application and grant monitoring as well as transaction processing. Responsible for financial reporting to management and acting as business partners for services to improve financial management at UWE Bristol.

Finance Systems and Processes

Responsible for the maintenance and security, development and training of finance systems and associated applications, e.g. Agresso.

Procurement

  • Purchasing
    Responsible for providing assistance with Tendering and guidance on how to buy to achieve best value for money when purchasing goods and services for the University.
  • Accounts Payable
    Responsible for payments to suppliers and the payment of expenses to external visitors to the University.
  • Compliance
    Responsible for processing the University's card expenditure, and maintaining our Delegation of Financial Authority.

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