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Financial Delegations

A financial (expenditure) delegation is the authority to approve expenditure or enter into financial commitments on behalf of The University of Adelaide.

All delegations apply to positions and not to individuals. Delegations listed are unique to that position, however not all positions in the University are listed on the University's Delegation Authority Register and not all positions have unique delegations; for example, many positions are considered Branch Heads. In addition, Corporate Managers also exercise the delegations of the Branch Heads.

A review of delegation holders is completed annually to ensure that financial systems limits reconcile with the University's approved delegations.  The listings below are at a point in time and should be taken as a guide only.  For a complete list of delegations of authority, please refer to the University Delegation Authority Register.

Office of the Vice-Chancellor & President
Division of Academic & Student Engagement
Division of Research & Innovation
Division of University Operations
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
Faculty of The Professions
Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Arts

Covering leave - Financial Delegation

If you are in a position holding a financial delegation, you must make arrangements to cover your approvals whilst on leave.  Refer to the Financial Delegations & Approvals webpage for instructions on how to do this.