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.

Chief Financial Officer

Danella Forster

Deputy Director

Emma Griffiths

  • 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

All enquiries relating to Accounts Payable to

All enquiries relating to Corporate Credit Cards to

All enquiries relating to Procurement to


  • 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

For more information visit Strategic Procure to Pay.

  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business case and new course financial modelling

Head and Key Email Contact

Barbara Wright
Manager, Finance Services Divisions
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies


  • 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

Julie Strachan
Manager, Grants

All Grants enquiries

Finance Services Divisions

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

GMT Finance


  • 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

All enquiries relating to Budgeting and Reporting


  • 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

All enquiries relating to taxation to

All enquiries for Corporate Finance to


  • 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

All enquiries relating to Process Improvement to

All enquiries relating to Financial Systems to


  • 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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