Financial Regulations, Procedures & Policies
Status of Financial Regulations
The University’s Financial Regulations set out the fundamental principles that underpin all transactions undertaken by or on behalf of the University. The Regulations are approved by Council and are binding on all officers and staff of the University. The Financial Regulations apply to all parts of the University and all its subsidiary undertakings. These Financial Regulations are subordinate to the University's Charter and Statutes and to any restrictions contained within the Financial Memorandum with HEFCW and HEFCW’s Audit Code of Practice.
The Director of Finance will review the Financial Regulations annually and all proposed changes will be submitted to the Finance and Strategy Committee as well as the Audit Committee for onward recommendation to the Council. Amendments may be proposed by Finance & Strategy Committee and approved by Council.
The University's Financial Procedures Handbook sets out precisely how the Regulations are implemented and form an appendix to the Financial Regulations. The Financial Procedures Handbook does not require formal Committee approval but any changes must be approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Services and the Director of Finance and submitted to the Monthly Executive Meeting.
Should there be an apparent conflict between the Regulations and the Procedures, the Regulations shall take precedence.
The Director of Finance shall arrange for the Financial Procedures to be reviewed annually and for all proposed changes to be submitted to the Executive for approval.