The Finance Division falls under the responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer, Muir Sanderson. It is separated into three groups: Financial Management, Financial Services and Procurement, and Financial Strategy.

Finance Division groups

Financial Services & Procurement

Responsible for:

  • Receiving income and ensuring that it is appropriately attributed for its intended purposes, ensuring that all funds due to the College are collected
  • Providing a framework for effective procurement of goods and services to ensure that value for money is obtained in all purchases
  • Devising and maintaining payment systems for payments to suppliers, students and employees
  • Managing our tax affairs within and outside the UK
  • Overseeing the College's insurance and motor fleet arrangements
  • Financial systems and control, finance processes and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Maintaining Imperial’s Financial Regulations

Financial Management

Responsible for:

  • Formulating budgets and financial plans for approval by Provost’s Board and Council
  • Preparing management accounting reports for Provost’s Board and Council
  • Providing financial analysis and support to Faculties, Academic and Support Services
  • Financial appraisal of new projects and developments furthering Imperial's academic mission
  • Preparing Financial Statements and providing the accountancy framework within which transactions and balances are recorded and summarised
  • Financial administration of endowments and trust funds, to ensure that the donor's wishes are fulfilled, including the effective investment of long-term capital assets
  • Performance reporting of the Endowment and managing the Unitised Scheme through externally appointed fund managers
  • Preparing the TRAC (transparent approach to costing) return and financial returns required by HEFCE


Financial Strategy

Responsible for management of borrowing and short-term investment of surplus funds







  • Jane Thompson-Ambrose

    Personal details

    Jane Thompson-Ambrose PA to the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Financial Management and Director of Financial Services & Procurement

    +44 (0)20 7594 8696


    Departmental Administrator (ICT, Telecoms, Safety and Car Park rep for the Finance Division)


    4th floor, Faculty building, South Kensington campus