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We are a national award winning directorate, playing a significant part in ensuring Sheffield Hallam's financial sustainability. Using our knowledge of the business, we work in partnership with all areas of the University to help them make excellent business decisions, supporting with:

  • Direction and target setting.
  • Translating corporate and local ambitions into long term financial models and budgets.
  • Optimising resource allocation.
  • Planning and tracking financial performance.

We prepare key financial information including product costings and contribution analysis, budgets, forecasts, and financial statements. We monitor compliance with banking covenants. We also offer professional advice and recommendations to ensure we comply with statutory and regulatory financial requirements and achieve best value for money.

We are committed to ensuring the services we provide are efficient, effective and demonstrate value for money. The majority of our team are professionally qualified in their area of expertise and this reflects our commitment to ongoing professional development within the Directorate.

UK Employee Engagement Award winners

We were proud winners of a 2016 UK Employee Engagement Award, crowned Non-Profit / Charity Company of the Year. The award recognises our passion and commitment in improving staff engagement levels and bringing the whole finance team closer together.

The award was one of our highlights of 2016, but our engagement journey continues. It's part of a programme of work to help us achieve our vision of becoming 'the best finance team in the sector; a highly engaged team, valued by all'.

Our mission is to ensure financial sustainability for Sheffield Hallam University through high quality business relationships, informed decision making, expert advice and guidance.

Our values are

  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Valued
  • Engaged

We hold approved employer status with both CIMA and ACCA, demonstrating our commitment to supporting our staff with their professional studies.

Employee and Engagement Awards 2016 winner Approved employer ACCA CIMA

Find out more about our vision and values in our guide on How to THRIVE in Finance (PDF, 11MB).

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