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Purpose of the Financial Procedures Manual

Financial Procedures is a guide to best practice for all staff with responsibilities for finance administration. The Procedures complement:

The University's Financial Regulations  These set out the mandatory rules and framework for financial activities which all University staff must adhere to.
The University's Policy Against Bribery and Corruption The University is committed to ensuring that high standards of integrity apply in all of its areas of operation and that all of its business is conducted in an honest and transparent manner.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) An auditable set of standards designed to ensure certain card data is stored securely by us and any third party which stores, transmits or processes such card data on our behalf.
Sites and Buildings Regulations The University of Cambridge Sites and Building Regulations as adopted and approved 19 March 2012 and then revised 21 July 2014.
UFS Guidance and FAQs These provide more in-depth guidance on processsing transactions and extracting information from the University Financial System (UFS)

How to use the procedures

Use individual sections for guidance on specific procedures, or use the Financial procedures as a whole to provide a comprehensive overview of best practice when administering the University finances. In addition, the Best Practice Guides offer examples and common scenarios of the procedures in practice.

Staff contacts

The following contacts are available to provide further advice and support:

Keeping up to date

Mailing List for updates

Printed copies of amendments to existing Financial Procedures will no longer be distributed via the UMS. Alternatively, updates of any new or revised procedures will be emailed directly to the current list of Financial Procedures Manual (FPM) holders.

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Archive of changes from March 2021



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