The Finance Office

The Finance Office provide a range of services and advice to all areas of the University to ensure that the finances – present and future – support the University’s delivery of Making important things happen: Strategy 2020.

Chris Granger

Chris Granger

Director of Finance

“The Finance Office supports the University's core business, assessing the delivery of the Strategic Framework and securing its long term financial future.”

The Office does this through the following divisions:

  • Accounting - provides a wide range of financial and research support services and we all pride ourselves on delivering quality in all our advice and information.
  • Business Engagement - The Business Engagement team works with industry and the public sector, building industrial partnerships and collaborations. They work closely with key regional, national and international partners to develop academic-industry links and strategic business partnerships that will help to enhance our performance and status as an engaged University.
  • Payroll, Pensions - provides a customer focussed service to the University’s staff, pensioners and those providing work based services to the University. 
  • Systems - providing first line support on the University’s core financial systems. 
  • Procurement - providing procurement support and advice to all areas of the University, to ensure that it gets best value for money from all its suppliers.
  • Research & Innovation Services - helping our academic community to develop new opportunities that lead to new research, more income and increased impact.
  • Treasury Management - providing a customer focused service to the University’s staff, students, customers and suppliers, embracing new technology wherever appropriate, with the objective to provide an effective, efficient, professional and friendly service to all of our customers.

In addition, the Internal Audit Service is an independent function that provides an objective assurance and consultancy service

Key People

Director of Finance
Chris Granger
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6083

Deputy Director of Finance
Erica Conway 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6110

PA to Director of Finance
Valerie Woolford 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6082