Financial Services Framework Agreement Webinar


As part of the Financial Services Framework Agreement, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP will be presenting a webinar on the 24th September that will firstly give an overview of their commercial assurance services, focussing on three areas particularly relevant to the Higher Education sector right now. These areas include: 
  • Assurance over your third party revenue spend - With an increased risk of suppliers encountering financial difficulty, and the greater knock-on impact that may have in the current climate, Governing Bodies need increased assurance over the way in which projects and contracts are managed, to avoid unforeseen costs and to allow them to confidently report on value for money for students.
  • Capital projects - At a time when uncertainty is rife, you need to avoid additional unforeseen problems with your campus development programmes, causing delays and/or cost overruns. You may also be re-considering your campus masterplans in light of new requirements driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. We provide capital estate revenue and expenditure assurance, and assist with contract exit and project close out.
  • Cost reduction - As most universities prepare for a reduction in tuition fee income and increased costs of alternative teaching provision, there will inevitably be a need to focus on cost reduction and improved efficiency in order to ensure financial sustainability whilst at the same time delivering on the student experience. We perform spend analysis, identify savings and run cost reduction programmes to support you in this area.
All of which fall under Lot 4 Accountancy Services on the NWUPC Financial Services Agreement. Please see attached leaflet for further information.
There will also be a Questions and Answers opportunity at the end of this session.
This webinar is to be held at 2pm on the 24th September and should last around 45 minutes. It is available to all Members so please distribute this out to any colleagues that you feel may be interested.
To sign up for this webinar please use the following link, a calendar invite with joining instructions will then be sent 24 hours beforehand.