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Financial and Legal Services Director of Finance's Office


The Senior Management Team

The Director of Finance has functional responsibility for the Financial and Legal Services team that providea wide range of services for the University organised across the following service areas:

Business Planning and Reporting Services

Led by: Paul Davenport, Assistant Director of Finance

This area provides the core financial and management accounting services to the
University, Research accounting and post award administration, Treasury and Capital Accounting.

Exchequer and Procurement Services

Led by: Adrian Clare, Assistant Director of Finance

This area supports the broad range of transaction based and other key financial services to the University, and includes Income (including Student Billings); Credit Control; Cashiers and Finance Service Centres; Procurement Services and Payments; Payroll; Taxation and other compliance services.

Legal Services

Led by: Sara Shanab, General Counsel

This area provides corporate wide support of contracting activities, policy development, litigation and disputes, intellectual property, data protection, freedom of information and compliance matters; in addition the team supports the management and administration of the University Insurances.


The Senior Finance Management team, including the Director and the three
Heads of Service, are:

John Cunningham (Director of Finance)
Adrian Clare (Assistant Director of Finance)
Sara Shanab (General Counsel)
Lisa Blackshaw (Head of Payroll, Taxation and Compliance)
Paul Davenport (Assistant Director of Finance)
Joan Shanks (Head of Treasury and Capital Accounting)

Article last updated: Friday, August 18, 2017

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