University of London Finance

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Finance and Planning

Chief Financial Officer – Andrew Murphy

The mission of Finance and Planning is to support the University in achieving its stated aims and objectives by the provision of an effective and efficient support service embracing the management of its finances and the management and operation of its estate.

We are committed to achieving the delivery of an outstanding level of service and support to our whole customer base.

University of London Finance

Financial Strategy

The University’s Financial Strategy provides a framework to underpin its academic and allied aspirations and ensure resources are available to achieve the objectives of its Corporate Strategy.

The staff in Finance and Planning contribute to these strategies by providing the following services:

  • A modern financial management information system – Agresso
  • Management accounting and planning advice and support
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements, returns and grant and other claims
  • Exchequer services, including cash, debt collection and accounts payable functions
  • Risk management with support from the Risk Management Team
  • Insurances
  • Endowments and Investments
  • Full Economic Costing Service
  • A Procurement Unit
  • A Planning, Projects and Performance Unit

University of London

The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies.

The university is the largest university by number of full-time students in the United Kingdom, with 161,270 campus-based students and over 50,000 distance learning students in the University of London International Programmes. The university was established by royal charter in 1836, as a degree-awarding examination board for students holding certificates from University College London (UCL) (previously called London University) and King’s College London and “other such other Institutions, corporate or unincorporated, as shall be established for the purpose of Education, whether within the Metropolis or elsewhere within our United Kingdom”. The university moved to a federal structure in 1900.