About Finance Services

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 Services function is managed by the Chief Financial Officer, William Liew. The teams outlined below support William to deliver an efficient and customer-focused service.

Our teams


Faculty Finance and Professional Services Teams
Responsible for providing support with regard 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 and services to improve financial management at UWE Bristol.

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.

  • 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.

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


  • 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.

Commercial Services

Responsible for ensuring that commercial decisions align with UWE's core objectives, as well as meeting the needs of ongoing operational requirements. Responsible for the buying and selling of property, contracts, insurance, the arrangement of financial loans and the formation of commercial subsidiaries.

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