The Finance Transformation Programme (FTP) is a five year programme, launched on 26th Sep 2016 as part of the overarching Service Excellence Programme and aims to:

  • Improve services for users of our services – whether students, administrative staff or academics.
  • Create greater efficiency and effectiveness in our services by removing duplication and redeploying resource where appropriate.
  • Use an evidence based approach to drive process improvements and simplification while allowing for flexibility where agreed as appropriate.
  • Improve data quality and consistency to enhance evidence based decision making.

The Finance Transformation Programme’s scope includes the processes for financial reporting, planning and budgeting, internal transfers, sales, treasury, procurement, purchasing, capital programmes, research grants, payments, and Finance support services.

This work builds on and delivers the analysis previously undertaken in the Strategic Finance Review (see project FIN112).

Lee Hamill Programme Sponsor lee.hamill@ed.ac.uk
Garry Robertson Programme Lead garry.robertson@ed.ac.uk
Lorna McLoughlin Deputy Programme Lead lorna.mcloughlin@ed.ac.uk
Joanne Smyth Change Manager joanne.smyth@ed.ac.uk
Dawn Holmes Programme Manager dawn.holmes@ed.ac.uk


Code RAG Manager Status Stage
SEPFTP001 Financial Foundations - Chart of Accounts BLUE Joanne Smyth Closed Close
SEPFTP002 Delegated Authority Schedule and Governance (DAS) AMBER Susan Mulhearn In Progress Execute
SEPFTP003 First Line Support GREEN Rhona Mcmorland In Progress Close
SEPFTP004 Finance Systems Administration GREEN Rhona Mcmorland In Progress Close
SEPFTP005 Policy, Schedules and Guidance BLUE Alyson Macdonald Closed Close
SEPFTP006 Target Operating Model (TOM) BLUE Ana Eden Closed Close
SEPFTP007 Procurement Cycle BLUE Sarah Hogarth Closed Close
SEPFTP008 Organisational Hierarchy BLUE Susan Mulhearn Closed Close
SEPFTP009 Research Target Operating Model (TOM) AMBER Alyson Macdonald In Progress Analyse
SEPFTP010 Finance People Transition AMBER Emma Wright In Progress Plan
SEPFTP011 TOM Implementation - Finance processes GREEN Ana Eden In Progress Plan
SEPFTP012 TOM Implementation - Procurement processes GREEN Kirsty Hughes In Progress Initiate
SEPFTP013 Finance Core Pre-requisites (FCPR) GREEN James Mckay In Progress Plan


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