Finance Division

Finance Division general enquiries number: 01865 (6)16131


Postal address: Finance Division, University of Oxford, 23-38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2ET

Director of Finance: Mr Lindsay Pearson

The Director of Finance reports to the Vice-Chancellor and works closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellors (Planning and Resources, and Development and External Affairs) on strategic matters. The Finance Division interacts with a wide range of officers on financial issues, including those at Oxford University Press and Oxford University Innovation. The Division also advises Council and other relevant University bodies on financial strategy; prepares the University’s financial statements, its operating plans and forecasts; and has oversight of the capital planning process and treasury management.

The Finance Division provides advice and information on financial matters affecting all University departments, divisions and subsidiary companies. The Division comprises a range of support services, including:

  • financial operations: purchasing, supplier payments, payroll and expense payments, petty cash, accounts receivable, financial systems and training;
  • financial reporting: management and statutory accounts, subsidiary company accounts, research accounts and gift registry;
  • financial support: divisional teams, financial training, financial assurance and communications; and
  • professional services: purchasing, treasury, insurance, tax and pensions.

The Finance Division operates both through specialist teams in the shared service centre in Hythe Bridge Street and dedicated divisional finance teams based in each divisional office.

Through the Financial Systems Support Centre, the Division also provides technical support and finance training to users of the Oracle Financials accounting system.