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Financial Management

Identifier: EUA IN23/4/3

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Fonds:

Comprises records of Roslin Institute which relate to governance, administration, finance, legal, estates, human resources, external relations, events and publicity. Also contains some research data. The majority of these records originate from the office of the Institute Secretary, with a number from the Director and Assistant Director. In the latter cases this is noted in the catalogue.


  • Creation: 1993-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions apply. These are noted at file or item level in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Roslin Institute's financial management was overseen by the Audit Committee appointed by the Governing Council. The Financial Controller was supported by an Accounts Officer who dealt with the accounting system and allocation of core funding. There were also cost clerks, purchase ledger clerks, a cashier and a Contracts Manager. The annual budget was made up from known and anticipated contracts and other sources of income, together with expected expenditure, and was updated automatically throughout the year as details of additional contracts became known. Overhead expenditure was absorbed by projects and calculated using the Resource Management and Accounting System (RMAS).


From the Sub-Fonds: 20.5 linear metres (154 'A' boxes)

Related Materials

Records relating to financial matters concerning Roslin Institute's associated and subsidiarycompanies can be found at EUA IN23/4/8/1.


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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