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Martin Edwards

Finance Manger

My primary role is to assist the Business Manager and Deputy Business Manager with the smooth and efficient running of the department's finances. I am responsible for the line management of the two members of the purchase-to-payment team and I am also responsible for the accounts receivable function.

As the Finance Manager I am responsible for:

  • All financial aspects of departmental accounting including purchasing, payments, accounts receivable and  expense claims;
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to members of the department with regard to financial matters;
  • Financial training of staff and inductions for financial matters;
  • The provision of management reporting information to the management team and Principal Investigators;
  • The departmental fixed asset register;
  • Reporting on imports from the European Community via the monthly Intrastat return;
  • The application of VAT to ensure that the correct treatment is applied to the departmental accounts;
  • Petty Cash and Banking;
  • Insurance;
  • Deputise for the Deputy Business manager as required.

Prior to working for Surgical Sciences I worked for Central Finance and have been using the Oracle computer system since its implementation to the University (2004). I have recently been involved in the testing and trialling of the new R12 implementation of the Oracle system and am an Oracle Champion for the University Finance section.