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Welcome to Finance

The Finance team provides specialist skills and financial expertise to faculties and divisions across the University.

Our Leaders

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Matt Cressman
Chief Financial Officer (Acting)

Finance Directors


Finance Services

While each of our six teams have distinct responsibilities, they work closely together to ensure our customers get a seamless service. In other words, no matter who you ask a question of in finance, they will help you.

Finance Service Contacts

Services we offer

Strategic Procurement

Acting Director - Janet Pursehouse

The team:

  • Offers support and advice regarding the purchasing of goods and services
  • Manages existing and new suppliers, quotes and tenders 
  • Supplier expenditure
  • Contract management 
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Oversees high value/high risk buying processes

Finance Operations

Director - Michelle O’Connor 

Finance Operations – Includes the Finance Services Teams

The team:

  • Manage accounts payable 
  • Process customer billing
  • Manage accounts receivable
  • Purchases goods & services
  • Processes credit card expenses
  • Processes expense reimbursements
  • Manages travel administration

Business Insights

CFO (Acting) - Matt Cressman​
Finance & Strategy Planning
Process & Technology Strategy
Business Partnering
Strategy 2025
Management Reporting & Analysis
Research Finance

The teams:

  • Provide organisation-wide financial management strategy 
  • Provide process and technology strategy and systems support 
  • Provide strategic management and commercial support 
  • Student load planning, workforce planning, business case viability guidance 
  • Provide senior level business finance advice to faculties and divisions 
  • Provide advice on grant balances and treatment of any surplus/deficit 
  • Prepare calculations to advise on total payroll costs for staff charged to research projects   
  • Ensure timely billing of granting bodies 
  • Ensure timely allocation of interest to projects where applicable 
  • Preparation of finance reports for submission together with progress reports 
  • Prepare budgets 
  • Prepare forecasts 
  • Perform non-research general accounting 
  • Provide management reports & analysis 
  • Provide business advice & support 

Treasury, Investments and Insurance

Director  - Andrew Fellowes

The team:

  • Perform treasury activities
  • Perform insurance activities
  • Manage investments 

Group Financial Control

Director - Catherine Yeung

The team:

  • Performs statutory financial reporting
  • Manage policy, financial compliance 
  • Financial process control
  • Provide specialist advice and support including tax
  • Manages financial data integrity
  • Manages tax compliance

Business Management & Planning

Director - Chris Carbert

The team:

  • Manage the day to day operational activities of Finance
  • Provide a central point of support for all administrative processes
  • Support business activities by providing expertise across all professional service functions
  • Delivery of operational business planning and process improvement
  • Support workforce management and planning and capability development
  • Manage customer relations and engagement
  • Build an efficient, customer focused, capable and agile Finance function with a shared strategic direction

Finance staff interviews

Finance End of Year Town Hall December 2017

Staff Interviews - December 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share their 2017 achievements and what they are looking forward to in 2018.

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Staff Interviews - September 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share a little bit about their roles and what they are looking forward to as we move towards oneFinance.

   

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