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Director of Finance

About Caroline

Caroline Harries joined Kingston University in 2007 and has progressed her career at the University from divisional financial analyst supporting the arts faculties, to Deputy Finance Director for financial planning and analysis, to her current role as Director of Finance. During this time Caroline has established a team of finance business partners to better support the University, implemented the Resource Allocation Methodology and played a key role in working with the SMT on Plan 2020. Prior to working in higher education, Caroline was a manager in corporate finance at PKF advising on PFI projects, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London in 2004.

Responsibilities and portfolio areas

At Kingston Caroline's responsibilities include:

  • group finance
  • financial operations
  • business partnering and research and enterprise accounting; and
  • procurement.

She also acts as a lead member of the University's Senior Management Team.

External work

  • Member of the British Universities Finance Directors Group working group for Financial Reporting.

Major awards and qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA)
  • Undergraduate degree from Warwick University

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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