Financial Planning and Analysis

Assisting all Departments and Divisions with budgeting and sound financial planning.

Meet the FP&A Team

Click here to see who looks after your department/division

Naomi Richardson - Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Responsible for the development and delivery of financial planning and analysis to senior management, academic departments and service divisions. Line management responsibility for the Financial Planning and Analysis team. 

Proposals for Large Scale Research Grants/Centres, Major Academic Initiatives.


Ellen Fraser - FP&A Manager

Responsible for Estates and Security; Fees; REF; HEIF, IAA, HEFCE and other grants; Staff research accounts; RTSG and the Financial Planning Model.


Laura Gilbert - FP&A Manager

FP&A Lead for the OneFinance project.

Responsible for Residences and Catering; APCC: TRIUM, Summer Schools and ULIP; LSEE overview; Conferences, Publications and Academic Partnerships and the following Academic Departments: Philosophy, Psychological and Behavioural Science, Sociology, Methodology, Media and Communications, Anthropology and Statistics.


Oliver Baden - FP&A Manager

Currently seconded to the International Growth Centre (IGC).

George Hughes - FP&A Manager 

Responsible for Research Grants, Contracts and Centres overview, IGC overview, Research Division, Scholarships, Academic Registrars Division (ARD)/ Student Services, Library, Careers, Communications, Directorate, GLPD, Nursery and Planning Unit.


 Ioannis Tsolkas - FP&A Manager

Responsible for the Finance and HR division, forecasting and overview of staff salaries, Discretionary pay budgets, Remuneration Committee, replacement teaching and fund checks for all Establishment Academic Department posts.


Gorinder Sidhu- FP&A Manager

Responsible for Student Union, PhD Academy, Language Centre, TLC Division, LSE 100, Academic & Professional Development (APD), LSE Life, Executive MSc's and the following Academic Departments: Accounting, Economic History, Economics and the European Institute.


Kevin Randall - FP&A Manager

IGA and Centres, III, Marshall Institute, LSE Advancement and the following Academic Departments: Management, International Relations, International Development, International History, Mathematics, Finance, Health Policy, School of Public Policy, Social Policy, Law, Government, Gender Institute and Geography.


Martin Griffith - FP&A Manager 

Responsible for LSE Enterprise, DTS and the Business Improvement Unit.


Victoria Ellah – Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for EDI, maintenance of the salary forecasting database, monthly FTE reporting, and maternity and sickness transfers.


Sonia Paiva - Financial Planning Analyst

Reponsible for assisting with LSE Enterprise reporting and enquiries.


Sandra Daly – Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for assisting with all Residences and Catering reporting and enquiries.


Vanessa Mansingh - Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for assisting with all DTS reporting and enquiries.


Sarujan Mahendirarajah- Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for assisting with all Academic Department and service area reporting and enquiries.


Kevin Grubb- Senior Purchasing and Finance Officer

Responsible for all DTS purchasing, deliveries, returns, telephony recharging and billing.


Jack Tolley - Purchasing and Finance Officer

Responsible for all DTS purchasing, delivery point and returns.


2018/19 Financial Planning Timeline

Budget Controllers/Budget Signers

Budget Controllers

Budget Controllers are responsible to the Chief Financial Officer and the Finance and Estates Committee (FEC) for the management of budgets within their control. 

Budget Approvers

Budget Signers are responsible to their Budget Controller for the income and expenditure appropriate to their budgets.

For more information, see this extract on Budget Controllers/Signers from the Financial Regulations.

OneFinance and Finance Enquiry Form

Please see the OneFinance webpage for further information about the School's new finance system.

Should you need any assistance please contact the relevant section within the Finance Division by using the Finance Division enquiry form.


Business Case Proforma

Cash Staffing Budgets

Department Allocations/Resource Planning

Executive MSC Programmes

Expense Claims

Expense claims should be submitted in OneFinance. For more information about this process, please see here.

Financial Regulations and Procedures

The Financial Regulations and Procedures are a guide to Budget Controllers who are responsible to the Director of Finance & Facilities and the Finance  Committee for the strategic management of income and expenditure budgets within their control.


Funding Checks

  • All 1st Fund Checks (Authority to Advertise) and any contract changes in existing staff that have a budgetary impact should be sent to the relevant funding approver in Finance Division.

  • 2nd Fund Checks - Confirmation that funds are available before the School can make a contractual offer will go to HR.

  • The E-recruitment system will automatically direct first fund checks to the relevant funding approver, which will be reviewed within our standard SLA of 3 working days.  If your request is more urgent, please contact your FP&A Manager directly.   

  • If you are unsure about the appropriate person to contact for funding approval, please contact your  FP&A Manager.

  • If you have any further questions about the Fund Check process, please speak with your relevant HR contact or FP&A Manager. A list of all HR Partners, Advisers and Administrators can be found here.

Process Mapping the Customer Journey: New Starters and Contract Variations

Invoice Raising

Sales invoice requests should be submitted in OneFinance. For more information about this process, please see here.


  • Journals over £10k require FP&A Manager approval.

  • Journal Requests should be submitted in OneFinance, please see here for more information (Information for budget holders section).

LSE Advancement 

By choosing to make a gift to LSE you are continuing its philanthropic legacy. You can target your support in a number of ways, each of which has a profoundly positive impact on School life and perpetuates the School's commitment to enabling understanding and change.

For further information click on the link - Give to LSE 


New Budget Process

Project Costing Principles

Redundancy and Severance Payments

Staff On-Cost Calculator

Staff On-Cost Calculator for budgeting purposes.

School's finance system

  • The School's financial management system is called OneFinance. For more information about OneFinance, please see here.

Unbudgeted Expenditure


Year End

  • Full documentation and information for all staff (including timetable) is published by Financial Reporting and Compliance every year in June.

  • Year End 2018-19

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