Financial Planning and Analysis

 
Assisting Departments and Divisions with budgeting and sound financial planning

Remit

As business partners, FP&A Managers collaborate with, and support, Budget Controllers in achieving value for money for their individual business units and the School. For more information, please see here.

Meet the FP&A Team

Please click here to see who looks after your Department or Division

Naomi Richardson - Head of Financial Planning and Analysis (Maternity Leave)

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.

Email: n.richardson@lse.ac.uk

Laura Gilbert - Head of Financial Planning and Analysis (Naomi Richardson Maternity Cover)

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.

 Email: l.c.gilbert@lse.ac.uk 

Laura’s substantive role is as an FP&A Manager, responsible for Summer Schools, Executive Education and ULIP, TRIUM, Online courses, Online Degrees, (LSEE) Custom Programmes overview, and for Residences and Catering as well as the following Academic Departments: Philosophy, Psychological and Behavioural Science, Sociology, Methodology, Media and Communications, Anthropology and Statistics.

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.

Email: e.fraser@lse.ac.uk

George Hughes - FP&A Manager 

Responsible for Research Grants, Contracts and Centres overview, IGC overview, (LSEE) Consulting overview, Research & Innovation, Scholarships, Academic Registrars Division (ARD)/ Student Services, Library, Careers, Communications, Directorate, Secretary's, Nursery and Planning Division

He is also responsible for the Cubane Data Collection & Processing.

Email: g.hughes2@lse.ac.uk

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.

Email: i.tsolkas@lse.ac.uk

Gorinder Sidhu - FP&A Manager

Responsible for Summer Schools, Executive Education and ULIP, TRIUM, Online courses, Online Degrees, (LSEE) Custom Programmes overview; and the Executive MSc's.  She is also responsible for the following Academic Departments: Economics (and the Economica publication) and Health Policy.

Email: g.sidhu1@lse.ac.uk

Kevin Randall - FP&A Manager

Responsible for IGA and Centres, III, Marshall Institute, Philanthropy and Global Engagement (PAGE), PKU Programme, and the following Academic Departments: Management, International Relations, International Development, International History, Mathematics, Finance, School of Public Policy, Social Policy, Law, Government, Gender Institute and Geography.

Email: k.randall@lse.ac.uk

Lakshita Rampudaruth – Financial Planning Analyst (Victoria Ellah Maternity Cover)

Responsible for PHD Academy (incl Post Doc ESRC fellows) and EDI.

She is also responsible for the maintenance of the salary forecasting database, monthly FTE reporting, and maternity and sickness transfers.

Email: l.rampudaruth@lse.ac.uk

Sandra Daly – Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for Residences reporting and enquiries, Conferences, ICEF and assisting with Summer School, Executive Education and ULIP enquiries.

Email: s.daly2@lse.ac.uk

Vanessa Mansingh - Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for DTS, the Business Improvement Unit and Data Science Initiative.

.Email: v.v.mansingh@lse.ac.uk

Spencer Javangwe - Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for Student Union, Language Centre, Confucius, LSE 100, Academic & Professional Development (APD), Digital Skills Lab, LSE Life and the Eden Centre. He is also responsible for the following Academic Departments: Methodology, Philosophy, Statistics, Media and Communications, Anthropology, Psychological and Behavioural Science, Sociology (incl the British Journal of Sociology and Economy and Society) plus attend (Cluster 3 and 4). 

 Email: D.S.Javangwe@lse.ac.uk

Nirasha Perera - Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for Catering and Research Centre reporting and enquiries, and the following Academic Departments: Accounting, Economic History, and the European Institute.

 Email: D.R.Perera@lse.ac.uk

 

Academic Managers Meeting

Budget Controllers and Budget Approvers

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 approvers 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 

Please see the OneFinance web pages for comprehensive information about the School's finance system and associated processes.

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

 

A-Z of useful documents

Fund 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

Journals

  • 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).

Virements


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