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Continuous Improvement Framework

The purpose of the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) is to establish a set of agreed principles that support Finance and Procurement Services to improve the quality and effectiveness of the systems, processes and quality of customer service provided to The University of Adelaide.

The continuous improvement framework is the impetus for change and encourages an organisational culture focused on performance improvement. This in turn leads to enhanced quality of service delivery, effective utilisation of systems to support business output and streamlined processes.

The newly established Finance & Procurement Operations (F&P Ops) Forum (replacing the Continuous Improvement Committee) meets monthly to focus on operation matters in particular, continuous improvement.  Membership includes:

  • Associate Director, Accounting Services (Co-Chair)
  • Associate Director, Procurement Services (Co-Chair)
  • Manager, Finance Initiatives & Projects (Forum Coordinator)
  • Manager, Division Finance
  • Manager, Research & Management Accounting
  • Manager, Procure to Pay
  • Faculty Finance and Planning Managers

Continuous Improvement Register (CIR)

The Continuous Improvement Register (CIR) is the formal repository for all F&PS projects and initiatives.

Submitting a Finance Initiative/System Issue

To submit a finance initiative for consideration by the committee, first speak with your line manager and seek verbal endorsement on the merits of the initiative.

After receiving endorsement complete the Continuous Improvement Template (CIT) through Cherwell and provide justification and a description of the initiative for consideration by F&P Ops.

Initiatives are prioritised by F&P Ops following the prioritisation process and resources are assigned accordingly - an initiative may be progressed as a project, initiative or team based initiative.

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