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Financial Planning and Strategy

Financial Planning and Strategy deal with budgeting, forecasting, reporting and business planning and provide support around these areas to the Schools and Services. This support covers the following:

  • Provide strategic-level financial advice and guidance to enable decision-making at Schools and Functions. This could include:
  • Liaising with other Business Partners (including HR, Marketing, IT (and possibly drawing on external expertise) to find suitable solutions
  • Undertaking detailed qualitative / quantitative analyses and investment appraisals
  • Undertaking detailed business planning, including financial modelling and costings, of proposed new ventures and major changes
  • Preparing the monthly financial reports and subsequently discussing and finalising these with the schools / functions
  • Working with budget holders to examine financial and operational performance trends
  • Preparing in-depth analyses and presentations for senior boards and committees
  • Reviewing new programme proposals from both a financial and operational viewpoint, questioning and challenging assumptions and costings and ensuring financials reflect as accurate a position as possible
  • Challenging budget holders constructively and pro-actively regarding financial goals
  • Work with Schools and Functions on the 5-year planning process, financial scenario planning, and implementing the Sustainable Planning Process
  • Work with Schools and Functions on the detailed preparation of annual budgets and forecast out-turns. This could include:
  • Acting as an interface between Schools / Functions and the Strategy and Planning Office for planning, budgeting and forecasting

Delivering specialist financial advice to the University as a whole. In particular, the Business Partners take overall responsible for forecasting and reporting a range of Group income and expenditure streams.

Finance Business Partners have their own portfolio of internal UoR clients. Your first point of contact is the Finance Business Partner for your School or Function, as listed below.

Julie Carr

Ext 6963 - External number - 0118 378 6963

Portfolio Finance analyst Assistant Finance Analyst
Henley Business School Gillian Edgar / Heather Bancroft  
Institute of Education David Lovewell

Anne-Marie West

Ext 5456

Portfolio Finance analyst
School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences David Lovewell
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development David Lovewell
School of Biological Sciences Gillian Edgar
School of Humanities David Lovewell

Judith Miles
Ext 6550

Portfolio Finance analyst
School of Arts, Communication and Design Sam Gyandeo
International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) Sam Gyandeo
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences Sam Gyandeo
School of Construction Management and Engineering Sam Gyandeo
School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science Sam Gyandeo
School of Literature and Languages Sam Gyandeo

Sarah Bartlett
Ext 5455

Portfolio Assistant Finance analyst
Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy Prakriti Tajhya Gurung
School of Politics, Economics and International Relations Prakriti Tajhya Gurung

Rachel Savin
Ext 6328

 Portfolio  Finance Analyst  Assistant Finance Analyst
 Estates and Facilities    
 School of Law David Lovewell  

Hamid Quadri

 Portfolio  Finance Analyst  Assistant Finance Analyst
 Property Services

Sandra Batchelor
Ext 6090

Portfolio  Technical Accounts Assistant
Central Service Functions (Excluding - E&F, VC Office, Graduate School and Technical Services)
 Knowledge Transfer Centre                                                  Susan Maginn

Marie Misselbrook

Head of Finance Planning & Strategy
Ext 5201

VC Office
Graduate School
Technical Services
University of Malaysia