Working Groups

BUFDG Executive Group

The Executive Group is the steering group for the BUFDG organisation. They meet three times a year and host an annual conference around Easter time. The Regional chairs host local networking meetings shortly after the Executive meetings for all FDs in their area. They are always keen to hear from members who have good ideas for speakers or sessions at regional meetings and at conferences.

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Tax Group

The Tax Group is one of the busiest groups in BUFDG, dealing with a wide variety of issues for all taxes, especially VAT and corporation tax. The chair, deputy chair, secretary and other members work actively with HMRC to discuss both operational issues and strategic matters through regular update meetings and specific issues meetings.

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Learning & Development Group

The working group to develop BUFDG's learning and development opportunities and networking. The group members are representative of H E I s of all sizes across the UK to ensure we fully understand our member needs.

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Financial Reporting Group (FRG)

The purpose of the Financial Reporting Group is to improve the transfer of knowledge between BUFDG, the representative body of Finance Directors, and the main audit firms. The main objective is to achieve consistency of approach across the sector on issues of common concern. BUFDG invites its members and the audit firms to raise post audit issues to form the basis for discussions to iron out any misunderstandings or differences of opinion amongst HEIs and their auditors in interpretation of standards.

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Payroll and Expenses Group (PEG)

This is a forum to share knowledge and ideas on the operational issues associated with payroll, expenses and benefit in kind that affect universities. Meeting are held twice a year in October and March at each of the regional groups. The National Group meet after those meetings to discuss issues that have arisen at the regional meetings. Everyone is very welcome to attend any of the regional meetings irrespective of the location of your university and may attend more than one region.

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Counter-Fraud Working Group (CFWG)

The Fraud Working Group is a sector body comprising representatives from a number of HE professions including Finance, Procurement, Audit and Risk, and Administration. It was set up in 2012 following a HEFCE effort to establish the extent of fraud risk and readiness in the H E sector.

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