Our areas of responsibility

Finance Services partner with the University’s Faculties and Services to provide advice and guidance, leading on strategic and operational financial planning to achieve long-term sustainability. We ensure the University achieves best value in all its activities and support its professional and contractual relationships with external stakeholders.

We manage payments to and from the University, producing statutory financial returns to meet regulatory requirements.

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

Finance teams

Corporate Services

Responsible for providing support and guidance to Professional Services to help improve financial management at UWE Bristol.

Responsible for the preparation of monthly and year end 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.

Finance Business Partners

Responsible for providing support to Faculties with regards to financial advice and guidance, pre and post award application and grant monitoring. Responsible for financial reporting and helping Faculties to improve financial management at UWE Bristol.

Finance Systems and Processes

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

Treasury and Operations

  • Accounts Payable - Responsible for payments to suppliers and the payment of expenses to external visitors to the University.
  • Financial Operations - Responsible for all day-to-day financial transactional activity including the processing of requisitions and orders for all Faculties and Services, purchasing card transactions and sales invoicing.
  • Income office - Responsible for the invoicing and collection of all student-related debt, banking cash that has been collected and some payments made by the University to both students and staff.
  • Treasury - The Head of Treasury and Operations, supported by the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director, is responsible for the day-to-day cash management and short term investments for the University.

Procurement team

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.

Commercial and Contract Services

Responsible for ensuring that commercial strategies and decisions align with core objectives of the University. We co-ordinate and provide internal and external legal and insurance assistance across the University including research, consultancy, education, training, HR, financing, properties, governance, charity law, intellectual property and other ad hoc projects.