University Of Edinburgh Finance Department

By | 30th May 2017

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University Of Edinburgh Finance Department

Details of the Finance Department’s aims and responsibilities.

The Finance Department is responsible for the effective financial management and stewardship of the University and for ensuring that the University’s financial position remains healthy and sustainable.

The Finance Department operates in a devolved manner with College, Support Group and Subsidiary accounting staff, as well as central Finance Department staff taking their professional leadership from the Director of Finance.

Finance Department activities

  • Provision of professional advice and direction.
  • Delivery of management reporting that enables senior and local managers to effectively manage their activities.
  • Statutory financial and fiscal reporting.
  • Processing transactions related to income, expenditure, capital projects and financing.

Strategic aims

The strategic aims of the Finance Department are:

  • Maintain tight stewardship over the University’s financial resources, ensuring that financial funding in the form of cash and loan facilities are available for managed strategic growth without over commitment.
  • Increase transparency of income and full costs of activities across the University.
  • Maintain and improve the University’s financial control environment including the management of financial risk.
  • Maintain and improve the financial systems and processes such that they are easy for users to access, operate quickly and efficiently.
  • Tighten financial and management reporting such that accurate up to date information reflecting income received and due, and expenditure undertaken and committed, is reported on a timely basis each month and at year end.
  • Develop a culture of customer service and support, and continually improve the provision of financial advice provided to academic and functional managers to assist them in the effective management of their area of responsibility and the University overall.

Corporate Services Group

The Finance Department is part of the Corporate Services Group which provides the physical, operational and commercial environment which supports the educational and research activities of the University.

Finance Department contacts list.

Finance Department – RECEPTION

  • reception enquiries ONLY

Contact details

Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

Finance Helpdesk

  • Provides a first point of contact and the central source for help with all services offered by the Finance Department

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For STUDENT FEE PAYMENT queries contact Income Section

Student Academic Fee Payment Enquiries

Map showing the location of Charles Stewart House

Finance Directorate

PhilMcNaull

Director of Finance

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TessMoncreiff

PA to Director of Finance

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LeeHamill

Deputy Director of Finance

  • Financial Information, Reporting & Strategy Team, Systems Accounting Section

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ElizabethWelch

Director

  • Finance Transaction Services
  • Research, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable,
  • Financial Information Services, Business Improvement and Financial Skills Development, Finance Training, Communication

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TerryFox

Director

  • Finance Specialist Services
  • Treasury Management, Investment, Endowments, Taxation, Financial Modelling, Pensions, and Payroll

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Accounts Payable

General enquiries

Accounts Payable

  • Finance Department

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Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
EH1 1HT

Accounts Payable Team

KerryScott

Accounts Payable Manager

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RosemaryCuthill

Accounts Payable Deputy Manager

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JanBranley

Senior Clerical Assistant

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AudryDasnoy

Senior Clerical Assistant

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MargoKeith

Senior Clerical Assistant

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LynneLegge

Senior Clerical Assistant

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FrancesMcLean

Senior Clerical Assistant

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LisaPackwood

Senior Clerical Assistant

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SheenaRobertson

Senior Clerical Assistant

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HelenStewart

Senior Clerical Assistant

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BarbaraPirie

Senior Clerical Assistant

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BarbaraPromny

Senior Clerical Assistant

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KerrieGallacher

Clerical Administrator

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Business Planning

AndyMcKenzie

Business Planning Accountant

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ChristianDavis

Business Planning Accountant

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Cash Office

General enquiries

Cash Office

  • Finance Department

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Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
EH1 1HT

Cash Office Team

KarenFisher

Cash Office Manager

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ColinFenton

Deputy Cash Office Manager

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RobertArcher

Senior Clerical Assistant

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EmmaGordon

Senior Clerical Assistant

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PeterBailey

Senior Clerical Assistant

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Financial Information, Reporting & Strategy Team

LornaMcLoughlin

Head of Financial Information, Reporting & Strategy Team

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GrahamBailey

Senior Financial Accountant

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JuliaMiflin

Strategic Projects

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Investments & Endowments

LynneRamsay

Financial Accountant

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LesleyForrest

Senior Administrative Assistant (Endowments)

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Financial Control & Subsidiaries

LauraRobertson

Financial Accountant

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LynnHaines

Assistant Financial Accountant

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AndrewDickinson

Assistant Financial Accountant (Secondment)

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Statutory Reporting, Audit & Policy

JessWright

Financial Accountant

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Fixed Assets Register

JenniferRoskilly

Financial Accountant

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GrantMcAllister

Assistant Financial Accountant

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Planning, Budgeting & Reporting

AlisonLindsay

Planning, Budgeting & Reporting

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ShonaWilliamson

Management Accountant

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SarahVan Herk

Trainee Management Accountant

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KarenBoreham

Senior Administrative Assistant

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Analysis & Insight

StuartGraham

Analysis & Insight

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GavinForrest

Management Accountant

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AshleighKelly

Assistant Management Accountant

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Financial Information Services

Contact details for both the Finance Helpdesk team and Finance Business Improvement & Skills Development team can be found below.

Finance Helpdesk

  • Provides a first point of contact and the central source for help with all services offered by the Finance Department

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GordonForbes

Finance Helpdesk Manager

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LouiseFinnie

Systems Development & Support Officer

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NiallMacIver

Senior Systems Support Officer

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AdamScott

Senior Systems Support Officer – Worktribe

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KieranSharkie

Finance Help Desk Assistant

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KarenUrquhart

Senior Systems Support Officer

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Finance Business Improvement & Skills Development

DouglasStewart

Senior Financial Systems Accountant

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StephanieMcHugh

Financial Systems Development Officer

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DonnaThomson

Training & Skills Development Officer

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SophieMcMillan

Finance Business Improvement Officer

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Income Section

Business and Commerce Sales Invoice Payment Enquiries

Student Academic Fee Payment Enquiries

Income Section Staff

HelenAdam

Income Manager

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MarkWaugh

Deputy Manager

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IsabelTavares

Income Section Team Leader

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RobertSloan

Income Section Team Leader

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MuneebaAslam

Income Section Assistant

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ZayedChowdhury

Income Section Assistant

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StaceyFairbairn

Income Section Assistant

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LisaJones

Income Section Assistant

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AshleighKennedy

Income Section Assistant

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CrystalMcCallum

Income Section Assistant

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CraigMcIntosh

Income Section Assistant

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StuartPe-Win

Income Section Assistant

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MontseRincon Recio

Income Section Assistant

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LyallRobertson

Income Section Assistant

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MaggieSmela

Income Section Assistant

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FionaSmith

Income Section Assistant

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EmmaSpence

Income Section Assistant

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WendyWan

Income Section Assistant

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NeilWilson

Income Section Assistant

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Insurance Office

General enquires

Insurance Department

  • Finance Department

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Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
EH1 1HT

Insurance Team

GeraldineHalliday

Insurance Manager

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LouiseGillan

Insurance Support Administrator

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Payroll Team

Payroll Team

  • Finance Department

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Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
EH1 1HT

Managerial Staff

GrahamMechan

Payroll Manager

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ColinBarrie

Deputy Payroll Manager

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PamBaillie

Payroll and Pensions Technical Support Manager

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Personal salary enquiries – by surname (A to Z)

StephenMurdoch

Personal Salary Enquiries (A-B)

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ShelleyClynshaw

Personal Salary Enquiries (C-D)

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VivianCraig

Personal Salary Enquiries (E-G)

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MandyWynn

Personal Salary Enquiries (H-I)

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DeniseWalker

Personal Salary Enquiries (J-L)

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LaurieCurran

Personal Salary Enquiries (M-P)

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ElaineTurner

Personal Salary Enquiries (Q-S)

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GraemeHillary

Personal Salary Enquiries (T-Z)

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Pensions Office

Pensions Office

Address

9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

Managerial Staff

AnnFraser

Pensions Manager

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KerryRichardson

Deputy Manager

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PamBaillie

Payroll and Pensions Technical Support Manager

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Pensions Enquiries

MarcinChmielewski

Pensions Administrator

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MaryClark

Pensions Administrator

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RizwaanAkhtar

Pensions Administrator

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Research Grants

Research Grants Section

  • Finance Department

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Address

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
United Kingdom
EH1 1HT

GaryHalliday

Research Administration Manager (SCE)

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RichardScullion

Research Administration Manager (MVM/HSS)

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JoanneSmyth

Research Liaison Manager (SCE)

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JenniferMcCluskey

Research Liaison Manager (MVM/HSS)

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JenCope

Research Grants Administrator

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LynnDuncan

Research Grants Administrator

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ElaineFortune

Research Grants Administrator (Mon, Wed, Thu)

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OlgaGarcia-Sabater

Research Grants Administrator

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HilaryHunt

Research Grants Administration

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LoukiaKoutsoventi

Research Grants Administrator

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LindaLane

Research Grants Administrator (Mon, Tue)

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UnaMurray

Research Grants Administrator

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ArtiNair

Research Grants Administrator

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JonnyRowe

Research Grants Administrator

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MarieWilson

Research Grants Administrator

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JohnWiseman

Research Grants Administrator

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European Section (All Colleges)

For general EC enquiries

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For eTime research timesheet enquiries

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BillBruce

European Projects Finance Manager

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JenniferMills

European Research Administration Assistant

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LauraHurrie

Research Grants Administrator (Europe)

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EmmaMunro

Research Grants Administrator (Europe)

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DelphinePerret

Research Grants Administrator (Europe)

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StuartDalgliesh

Research Grants Support Officer

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Systems Accounting Section

JohnBannaghan

Senior Systems Accountant

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MichaelCurtis

Systems Support Officer

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AnnemarieMarko

Systems Support Officer

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NatashaHerring

User Support Officer

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LarryAnderson

User Support Officer

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JamesMcKay

Financial Systems Development Officer

  • Systems Accounting Section

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Tax and VAT

AlastairMcClelland

Tax Manager

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MagdalenaSidwa-Ciesnikowska

Tax Compliance Officer

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ShonaBlair

Direct Tax Manager

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