The Finance Office

Chris Granger, Director of Finance

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 'Shaping Our Future: Birmingham 2015'.

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.
  • Payroll, Pensions and Systems- provides a customer focussed service to the University’s staff, pensioners and those providing work based services to the University.  We also provide first line support on the University’s core financial systems. 
  • Procurement- this office provides 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- helps our academic community to develop new opportunities that lead to new research, more income and increased impact.
  • Treasury Management- provides 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

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

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