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Budget and forecast submission deadlines fall annually as follows:

Mid-November Quarter 1 departmental forecast (Q1F)
Mid-February Quarter 2 departmental forecast (Q2F)
End April Proposed budget for next Financial Year (Budget)
Mid-May Quarter 3 departmental forecast (Q3F)

Budgeting and forecasting is carried out on a web-based application called the budgeting and Forecasting Tool (BFT). You will receive access and training for this tool when you start in your role. Excel-based research templates are also used for the quarterly forecasting and budget processes. Deadlines and any specific requirements will be communicated to you by the Divisional Financial Controller (DFC). You will also receive quarterly Trust Fund reports from the Divisional Finance Team.

For divisional finance contacts, see