Listed below is the A to Z of the Finance Office.
A to Z
|Abbreviations and Acronyms||Popular abbreviations and acronyms used throughout the University and Higher Education in general. This PDF list is maintained and distributed by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team and the University Executive Office.|
|Accounts||See 'Financial Statements'|
|Accounts Payable (AP)||Sub-section within the Finance Office, part of the Financial Control section|
|Accounts Payable Information||Guidance documents relating to Accounts Payable|
|Accounts Payable Contact List||A list showing the Accounts Payable Contact for each department alphabetically.|
|Accounts Receivable (AR)||Sub-section within the Finance Office, part of the Financial Control section|
|AP||See 'Accounts Payable'|
|Approved Suppliers||The list of approved suppliers is maintained by Procurement.|
|AR||See 'Accounts Receivable'|
|See 'Delegatated Authority Notification Forms'|
Details of University accounts, sortcode and banker's address
BUFDG - E-Learning
The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) is the representative body for higher education finance staff in the United Kingdom.
The central finance admin team will run a report each month to monitor completion.
Campus Tour (virtual)
A virtual guided tour of the campus to learn more about Warwick, starting with University House.
|CCSG Finance Team||
CCSG Finance Team Section of the Finance Office providing accounting support to the Campus & Commercial Services Group businesses.
|Central Finance Manager||Allocated as the first point of contact between departments and central finance. The full list includes details of all departments they are the contact for and is also available under Departmental Services Team (DST).|
|Central Service Charges (CSCs)||CSCs represent the indirect costs of the academic departments & commercial activities of the University - see GUIDE and link to CSC Scenario Spreadsheet on Group Accounting Team Resource page.
|Champions||Nominated staff within a Department/Centre/Activity with the responsibility of disseminating information regarding the Financial Regulations and Procedures|
|Christmas Subsidies||Information on contributions to the cost of staff Christmas meals/parties|
|Committees||Details of the formal committees of the University.|
|Companies House Direct Search Service||Details of an online account set up with Companies House Direct which allows us to purchase and download documents that have been filed at Companies House.|
The University of Warwick expenses management system.
Contact FinanceOfficeAdmin at warwick dot ac dot uk to set up your access.
If you need further help and assistance then contact the Expenses Team - expenses at warwick dot ac dot uk or telephone on 024 76 523000 (internal ext: 23000). Office hours are 9am-5.30pm from Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm on a Friday.
|Contact Officer||See 'Central Finance Manager' above.|
|Continuing Professional Development (CPD)||
Certified learning activities to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge. For details of the courses available to qualified staff see the Finance Office training webpages.
|Contracts||Contracts for non-research activities. The Legal and Compliance Services team review, draft and negotiate the University’s non-research contracts.|
|Delegated Authority Notification Forms||Forms required in order to notify the Finance Office of delegated authority within a department or activity|
|Departmental Services Team (DST)||Section within the Finance Office. The Central Finance Managers within the team provide advice and support to all departments.|
|Deputy Finance Director (DFD)||Role within the Senior Staff section|
|Directions||Directions to the Finance Office by car|
|DFD||See 'Deputy Finance Director'|
|DST||See 'Departmental Services Team'|
|Email Distribution lists - Finance Office||
The Finance Office uses a number of distribution lists when circulating information to departments by email. In order to ensure that information is reaching the correct people, this page lists nominated staff who should receive information in each category.
Nominated staff are responsible for passing on information to other staff in the department.
Certificate of Employers Liability
|Fax Number||024 76524573 (internal ext 24573)|
|FD||See 'Finance Director'|
|Finance Director (FD)||Head of the Finance Office and role within the Senior Staff section|
|Finance Forum||Group providing Departmental Administrators with finance related updates and opportunities for networking and sharing of best practice.|
|Finance Office Contact Officer||Alternative name - see Central Finance Managers.|
|Financial Control||Section within the Finance Office.|
|Financial Control and Compliance Group (FCCG)||Information regarding the FCCG, and agendas and papers for FCCG members.|
|Financial Controller||Role within the Financial Control section.|
|Financial Details||Financial details of the University.|
|Finance Manager||Part of the Departmental Services Team. The first point of contact in the Finance Office for all Departments/Centres/Activities. For full details and contacts to all departments see the Central Finance Manager List.|
|Finance Office Group (FOG)||Finance staff meeting providing updates on a variety of finance related subjects to Finance Office staff and staff in finance roles in other departments across the University.|
|Finance Office Training||
Finance Office training courses are facilitated by staff from the Finance Office. Courses are only available to University of Warwick staff.
To book a place or contact the team to request training:
|Financial Plan||Guide, instructions, and resources for the annual Financial Planning process|
Procedures included as part of the University's Financial Regulations.
Regulations governing all the financial transactions made by the University.
|Financial Regulations Champions||
Each Department has a nominated ‘Financial Regulations Champion’ who is responsible for disseminating information and providing advice and guidance on the Financial Regulations and Procedures.
For more information about the role of Fin Regs Champions, nominating a Champion and training requirements.
|Financial Statements||The University's Financial Statements for the last 5 years are available on this page.|
|Finance Office Newsletter||Internal newsletter for Finance Office Staff|
A fire drill may be carried out every academic year. This page outlines the procedure in the event of a fire evacuation for Finance Office staff located in University House.
A list of Qualified First Aiders is available here. This list is sorted by building.
If it is not possible to contact one of the first aiders in your building or a neighbouring building, contact Security on ext: 22083 (02476522083) for further assistance or in case of an emergency ext: 22222 (02476522222).
|FODST||One of the Finance Office's shared directories (see 'Shared Directories') used primarily by the Departmental Services Team (DST)|
|FOFinCon||One of the Finance Office's shared directories (see 'Shared Directories') used primarily by the Financial Control section|
|Foh||One of the Finance Office's shared directories (see 'Shared Directories') used primarily by the Group Accounting Team (GAT)|
Full list of Finance Office forms available.
|Forms, Reports & Guides||Section of the previous Finance Office website, now replaced with Resources|
|Foshr||One of the Finance Office's shared directories (see 'Shared Directories')|
|Foundation||The Foundation is an independent trust which supports the activities of the University of Warwick and its students.|
|Fraud||Internal Audit webpage outlining responsibilities in respect of fraud. Includes links to FP3 Fraud & Bribery and also the University Whistleblowing Code of Practice.|
|FRONTIER||A VAT code selection tool designed by the Tax Team. The tool helps SAP users select the right SAP VAT code for both purchases and sales at both the order and purchase/receipt stages. You can access the tool on Moodle once you have registered, just follow the prompts direct from the homepage.|
|GAT||See 'Group Accounting Team'|
|Graduate Finance Apprenticeship Programme||The University of Warwick ICAEW approved Graduate FinanceTraining Programme provides a three year training contract to qualify as an ACA chartered accountant.|
|Group Accounting Team (GAT)||Section within the Finance Office|
|Guides/Guidance||Part of the Resources section|
|Health & Safety Officer||The Finance Office has its own Health & Safety Officer, to whom all health and safety issues and queries relating to and within the Finance Office should be directed|
|Housekeeping and Business as Usual Tasks||A list of SAP housekeeping and business as usual tasks to be completed by departments.|
HR Policies and Procedures
A list of all University policies and procedures.
Links to details of the various the various policies held by the University.
Cost collector Master Data Record in SAP (MDR6a form). For the creation of internal order codes.
Tax rules when engaging a company to provide the services of an individual (Personal service companies).
|Journals||Journal upload template for SAP, for both permanent and reversing journals|
|Jurisdiction Codes||Jurisdiction codes are used in SAP to control whether VAT can be reclaimed or not.|
|Guidance and development opportunities in this section are designed to support Managers but may be of interest to all members of staff.|
|Legal and Compliance Services||The Legal and Compliance Services team provides legal advice to all areas of the University.|
|Link Officers||Former name for Finance Managers - see Central Finance Managers.|
|Management Reporting Project - SCD|
|Manual Cost Allocation||Manual Cost Allocation (assessment) upload Excel template for SAP.|
|Master Data Records (MDRs)||Forms to create, amend, or delete an SAP Master Data Record (MDR)|
|MDRs||See 'Master Data Records'|
|Modern Slavery Act (MSA)||Documents setting out the University policy on the Modern Slavery Act and the 'Annual Statement'.|
|Mnemonics||Departmental identifiers used by various University systems, including SAP|
|Notes For Guidance||The guidance notes that were part of the pre-2008/09 Financial Regulations, now superceded by the Financial Procedures|
|Organisation Charts||Organisation charts of the Finance Office|
|OPeRA||OPeRA is The University of Warwick's e-Procurement System. (Online Purchasing electronic Requisition Automation).|
|Payment Run Dates||A list of the dates when GBP payments are made for the various University companies|
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
The University is required to maintain compliance with the Payment Card Data Security Regulation. The PCI DSS webpage provides further information and guidance.
|Period-End Dates||Details of how to obtain period-end dates from SAP.|
|Period End Instructions||Guidance on period-end processes.|
The guidance in this section relates to the Personal Development Review (PDR) process.
For further online training and workshops see Organisational Development.
|Petty Cash||Small amounts of cash held by Departments/Centres/Activities, the rules for which can be found in Section 15.27 of Financial Procecure 15 (Purchasing) and the various documentation can be found with the Financial Control Resources|
|Procurement and Insurance Services||
The Procurement & Insurance Services Team is responsible for the delivery of the University's Procurement Strategy and ensures that the financial risks associated with University activities are minimised.
If you have a link role for a department, it is recommended that you contact the Procurement Office for an overview of Procurement at Warwick, the support the team provides to Finance and Departmental colleagues and your key Procurement Office contacts.
To arrange an introduction, contact Pauline Mealing purchasing at warwick dot ac dot uk.
|Procurement & Insurance Website||The Procurement & Insurance Services section also have their own webpages with more information.|
|Public and Products Liability||Public Liability Insurance Confirmation|
The quarterly accounts and period-end timetables
|Research Finance||Section of the Finance Office which supports the accounting for research & related awards held by the University|
|Reserves||Journal upload template for SAP for reserves (reversing journals)|
|Resources||Collection of resources produced and maintained by the Finance Office|
|SAP & Finance Systems||
Section within the Finance Office. The SAP Team manages the University's finance system (SAP), along with the add on systems, PCards (purchasing cards) and OPeRA (procurement).
|SAP & Finance Systems Website||The SAP & Finance Systems section maintain their own website independent of the main Finance Office website|
|Secretaries & PAs||Section within the Finance Office|
|Sections||A list of all Finance Office sections|
|Senior Staff||Section within the Finance Office|
|Shared Directories||Details of how to gain access to the Finance Office shared directories, and Foshr in particular|
Simplify, Collaborate, Deliver is a transformational change programme working across the University. It aims to reduce complexity by using proven tools and techniques, and harnessing the creativity and expertise of our community. Improvements are designed to enhance our working environment and provide better student and customer experiences.
There are several ongoing programmes of SCD work in the Finance Office. If you are interested in getting involved please contact your Deputy Finance Director for more information.
|Socially Responsible Investment Policy||A policy developed to allow the University to pursue an ethical approach while minimising any negative impact on its investment returns.|
|Staff Directory||List of all Finance Office staff|
|Statutory Accounts||See Financial Statements|
|Study Support||Details of the study support available for Finance staff studying for their AAT, ACCA, CIMA, CIPS or SAP qualification|
|TAS||See 'Time Analysis Survey'|
|Tax Residency Certificate||
A standard form letter obtained from HMRC that is requested by overseas customers.
|Tax Strategy||University Tax Strategy|
|Tax Team||Section within the Finance Office|
|Time Analysis Survey (TAS)||Annual diary exercise conducted for the purposes of TRAC|
|Timetables||Quarter-end and year-end timetables|
|TRAC Guidance||Guidance on TRAC|
|Training||See 'Finance Office Skills Sessions'|
|Training Documents||Documents used at Finance Office Skills Sessions|
|Travel Times||Typical travel times to the University by car|
|University of Warwick Foundation||
The Foundation is an independent trust which supports the activities of the University of Warwick and its students.
|US Tax Form||
A document that is required to ensure that withholding tax is not deducted from payments made to us. It is also known as W-8BEN-E.
|VAT SAP Codes||VAT SAP Codes are used to account for the appropriate VAT liability on transactions.|
|A guide to VAT produced and maintained by the University's Tax Manager|
Links to documents and general VAT information
|VAT Jurisdiction Codes||
VAT jurisdiction codes are used in SAP to control whether VAT can be reclaimed or not.
The University's VAT number
|W-8BEN-E||A document that is required to ensure that withholding tax is not deducted from payments made to us. It is also known as W-8BEN-E.|
|Website||The Finance Office website can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/services/finance|