Finance @UoB: An overview for managers
Duration 1 hour
Team Staff Development

Covid-19 Response
This course is a self-directed e-learning module with links to further resources. 

Course overview

This digital learning module is recommended for all academic and professional services managers who are leading a team or service in the organisation. The module will provide an overview of the University's financial position and performance and the context of finance in the UK Higher Education Sector.

What we will cover

  • The context of finance in the UK Higher Education Sector
  • The structure of the Finance Services division
  • The financial calendar
  • Budgeting and management accounts
  • TRAC and cost allocation
  • Financial decision making

What you’ll leave with

  • Have an overview of the University’s financial position and performance, in the context of the UK Higher Education Sector.
  • Have an overview of the different teams within Finance Services and their different responsibilities
  • Know what financial information is readily available and when
  • Understand some of the considerations that need to be made when setting budgets

Who this course is aimed at: This workshop is designed for academic and professional services managers who are leading a team or service in the organisation, and who would like to find out more about the University's financial position and performance. 

Course structure

This course can be completed at any time using the below link.
The module will take about 40 minutes to complete and we recommend doing this in one sitting. You will be asked some questions as you progress - these are just for fun as some of the answers may be surprising! There are links to further resources that you can access at your leisure.
If applicable, a finance colleague will contact you about a short follow-up session.

Please note that the e-learning module contains interactive quizzes (non-assessed). If you require an accessible or non-quiz version of the module, please contact Staff Development (
For any other queries about this module, please contact


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