Opportunities for existing members

As a BUFDG member you can undertake e-learning courses, attend an event, find (or be) a mentor, or join a group. But if you want to get more involved in BUFDG’s work, we currently have the following specific opportunities available. 


Group Chairs/Other Roles 

Our working groups chairs and any other roles on the groups are undertaken by BUFDG members, and some of our members are BUFDG representatives on groups for other H E organisations too 

At present we have the following vacancies: 

  • Financial Reporting Group members - We are looking for enthusiastic financial accountants who would like to extend their knowledge of financial reporting in higher education by getting involved at a national level. The Financial Reporting Group is the custodian of the model accounts excel workbook and provides technical support to the FEHE SORP Board. There is an annual programme of work involving reviews of annual reports and accounts, the USS pensions modeller, changes to financial reporting standard FRS102 and any impact on the FEHE SORP and practice in higher education providers who use the SORP and reporting to other organisations such as UK national regulators and the USDE.  Involvement can range from drafting practice notes to taking part in the annual update seminar but if you prefer to work in an advisory role, we welcome colleagues who are prepared to read papers and offer opinions before, after and during meetings. Finance directors are particularly welcome at this group as financial reporting evolves alongside environmental, social and governance reporting. For more information or to express an interest, please contact Karel or Karen. 



We often run projects where we need member input – either to understand what you are struggling with specifically in relation to the project subject matter, to share your experience of best practice in your H E I, or to review the outputs of the project. 

At present we need input into the following projects: 



E-learning testing 

All our e-learning is created with higher education in mind, so that it meets the specific needs of our members. This means we need member input into the courses. This usually takes the form of testing the draft courses, but can also include input into scoping the courses. 

At present we need input into the following e-learning courses: 


Ideas for projects and agenda items 


If there is project that you think BUFDG should undertake that would assist a large number of its member H E Is, please let us know: 

If you would like to present a project that your H E I has undertaken, put forward a problem you’ve come across for discussion with other H E I s, or a solution that your HEI has found to a problem, we would love you to suggest these for regional/other group meeting agendas. 

We also hold meetings for our smaller H E I members (turnover <£100m) twice a year – an invitation to these is sent to the CFO/FD of all our members in membership bands 1-3. If you have anything to present or suggest for these meetings, please contact Amanda. 



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