The Finance and Business Services (FBS) Division forms part of the Chief Operating Officer’s portfolio. We help secure the University’s financial future through expert advice, systems and support.

(07) 3346 6205

Level 3, JD Story Building (61), St Lucia campus

Finance Leadership Team


Mr Andrew Flannery
Chief Financial Officer
Finance and Business Services
(07) 3365 2391


Ms Karen Wheeler
Associate Director, Financial Operations
Financial Operations (Finance and Business Services)
(07) 3346 7571


Mr Matthew Toomey
Associate Director, Acounting and Reporting
Corporate Finance
(07) 3365 1148


Mr Riaan Retief
Associate Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
Financial Planning and Analysis
(07) 3365 3497


Finance Managers for the Professional Services teams


Kellie Swan
Finance Manager
Business Economics and Law (BEL)
(07) 3365 6662


Elma Spooner-Marurai
Finance Manager
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
(07) 3365 9062


Simon Thomas
Finance Manager
Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS)
(07) 3346 3020


Jillian Ridley
Finance Manager
Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
(07) 3365 6098


Phil Carter 
Finance Manager
Faculty of Medicine 
(07) 3365 5033


Brenda Williams
Finance Manager
Faculty of Science
(07) 3346 9480


Toni Hammond
Finance Manager
Central Services
(07) 3346 7705

Client Support Services

The Finance Client Support Services team manages the development and delivery of training resources for all finance functions including UniFi, the University’s financial system. Finance Client Support Services is also the first point of contact for all FBS-related queries.

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable section is responsible for:

  • payment of domestic and overseas creditor invoices
  • processing credit and adjustment notes
  • actioning returned and failed payments
  • processing reimbursement claims (other than salary payments)
  • maintaining supplier account details
  • administering corporate cards
  • advising staff on allowance entitlements
  • overseeing other payment processing, including refunds and homestay payments
  • training and assisting unit finance officers.

Accounts Payable

(07) 3365 1001

Expense Management

(07) 3443 1394

Collections and Receivables

The Collections and Receivables (C&R) group is responsible for the transactional and operational aspects of UQ’s income, banking and receipting.

Accounts Receivable team

  • Customer ledger credit control and bad debt recovery
  • UniFi customer creation and maintenance
  • Customer billing experts
  • Specialists of refund requests

UniFi Customer Account enquiries

(07) 3365 1059

SI-net Customer Account, Student Sponsor, or Third Party enquiries

Cash Allocation team

  • Business owners of One Stop Support (OSS)
  • Cashiering support, training and advice
  • Banking, Payment and Merchant set-up and support
  • Payment allocation and receipting (OSS, UniFi and SI-net)
  • Payment channel offerings and advice

Payment, banking, or receipting enquiries

(07) 3346 7854

Contract and Grants Accounting

Contract and Grants Accounting is responsible for: 

  • preparation of certified financial statements and acquittals for research projects and any non-research external contract and grant funding
  • billing and receipt of grant income
  • refunds of unexpended research grant and the transfer of research grant income to other institutions
  • Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC)
  • research infrastructure funding
  • corpus (investment) donation and bequest funding
  • ensuring financial reporting is accurate and compliant with grantor contractual requirements and accounting standards.

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance provides oversight in the areas of:

  • financial accounting
  • statutory reporting
  • asset management
  • treasury
  • taxation compliance
  • group accounting
  • cash management.


Financial Accounting



Financial Planning and Analysis

Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) is responsible for:

  • reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes for the University
  • Asset Management Plan (AMP) and strategic funding/funding in arrears (FIA) support to the University financial community
  • maintaining the general ledger and chart of accounts.

Professional Services teams

We service 8 areas across UQ:

  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
  • Central Services
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Institutes
  • Medicine
  • Science.

Contact your Finance Professional Services team