Financial and Business Services Office

Financial and Business Services Office

The Financial and Business Services Directorate is responsible for a diverse range of the University's financial functions and business services, including:

  • Strategic financial and budgeting advice
  • Business case development and review
  • Management accounting
  • Treasury management
  • Budgeting
  • Procurement, accounts payable, and corporate credit cards
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cashiering/banking taxation
  • Assets
  • Insurance
  • Financial systems management, and
  • Other statutory compliance obligations and responsibilities.

We are receptive to new ideas and suggestions for ways in which we can enhance our delivery for services to the University.

Director

Danella Forster
directorfabs@jcu.edu.au

  • Accounts Payable
  • Corporate Card and Expenses
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Category Management
  • Supplier Contract Negotiation and Management

Head and Key Email Contact

Richie Woods
Manager, Strategic Procure to Pay
richie.woods@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Accounts Payable to accountspayable@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Corporate Credit Cards to corporatecreditcard@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Procurement to procurement@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Accounts Payable
    • Processing invoices
    • Payments
  • Corporate Credit Card and Expense
    • Credit card administration
  • Procurement
    • Operational procurement
    • Strategic sourcing
    • Contract management
    • Supplier relationships
    • Stores administration
    • Processing invoices
    • Payments
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business case and new course financial modelling

Head and Key Email Contact

Barbara Wright
Manager, Finance Services Divisions
divfinance@jcu.edu.au

Julie Strachan
Manager, Finance 
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine financedthm@jcu.edu.au
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies financedtes@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Finance Support
    • Support for budgeting and forecasting
    • Analysis of financial performance of accounts, College and Division
    • Business case assistance
    • Course costing analysis
  • Externally-funded research grants and consultancies
  • Externally-funded non-research grants and consultancies

Head and Key Email Contact

Emma Griffiths
Manager, Grants
emma.griffiths2@jcu.edu.au

All Grants enquiries

Finance Services Divisions
divfinance@jcu.edu.au

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
dtes.grants@jcu.edu.au

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
dthm.grants@jcu.edu.au

GMT Finance
gmt.finance@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Grants support
    • Pricing tenders
    • Account creation in finance system
    • Maintain contract forecast and milestone details
    • Invoicing funding bodies
    • Financial reporting to external bodies
  • University budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • Financial course historical and predictive modelling
  • Management of Capital and Infrastructure Plan
  • Cognos finance report scoping

Head and Key Email Contact

Alicia Fowles
Manager, Budgeting and Forecasting
Alicia.fowles@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Budgeting and Reporting
budgeting.reporting@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Budgeting support
    • University budgeting and forecasting
    • Development and maintenance of Enterprise Budgeting (EB) module within Finance One
    • University management reporting
    • Historical and predictive course financial modelling
    • Management of capital and infrastructure planning
    • Updating University 10-year financial model (QTC)
    • Cognos Finance and Report List tabs – finance report scoping
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation and Treasury
  • Asset Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable

Head and Key Email Contact

Chetan Puri
Manager, Treasury and Corporate Finance 
chetan.puri@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to taxation to taxation@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries for Corporate Finance to corporatefinance@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Treasury and Corporate Finance Support
    • Statutory accounting
    • Financial accounting
    • Taxation
    • Treasury and cash flow
    • Asset accounting
    • Restricted fund reporting
  • User Access and System Maintenance
  • System and Process Improvements

Head and Key Email Contact

Glen McGregor
Manager, Financial Systems and Process Improvement
glen.mcgregor@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Process Improvement to financebpi@jcu.edu.au

All enquiries relating to Financial Systems to financialsystems@jcu.edu.au

Services

  • Financial Systems
    • Financial system upgrades and Maintenance
    • Financial system user access
    • financial delegation management
    • User Support and training
  • Process Improvements
    • Process consultation services
    • Analysis
    • Process mapping
    • Benchmarking
    • Process improvement
    • Project management

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