The Financial Services website gets a new look!

June 26, 2015

Welcome to the new Financial Services website. We are excited to share with you the updates that we have made to improve our content, layout and services in order to better support the academic, research and service objectives of Western’s community.

What’s New?

Top Level Navigation

Financial Services is comprised of five main areas which include; Corporate Accounting, Financial Systems, Procurement Services, Research Finance and Treasury & Investments.  Each area has a dedicated section that can be accessed from the purple bar displayed across the top of all the pages on our website. Our hope is that this layout will help visitors better understand and navigate the areas that are of interest and impact and, in conjunction with the organizational chart, be able to easily access the right people if assistance is needed.

News & Announcements

Another exciting change is the way we will communicate our news and announcements to the campus community. On our homepage, the most recent three articles will be displayed with a brief summary. You can read the full article by clicking on ‘Read full entry’, or access older news from the ‘Previous News & Announcements’ page. Subscribe to our new RSS feed to have news and announcements delivered right to your desktop or mobile device!

Resources and Services

In order to streamline access to online resources and services across the five areas, we have consolidated them into three buckets; Forms, Training & Reference Material and Policies & Procedures. The layout of each of these three pages is consistent and the content is organized according to the area that supports the resource or service. You can navigate to these pages either from the Financial Services home page or from the sub-page within each area.

All Financial Services forms have been updated to be in a PDF fillable format, and can be easily identified by a consistent header. If you have trouble viewing or accessing and forms, please refer to the instructions at the top of the forms page, or contact us for assistance.

And lastly, we are excited to be partnering with HR on a new Learning and Development initiative. The Operational Excellence Series will deliver a variety of short classroom sessions on a number of topics that have been identified by our partners across campus. These sessions will be available as part of a rolling launch, starting in late summer, and will build upon the variety of training and reference materials that can be currently found on our website.

We trust that you will find the updates to the website helpful; however, should you have any comments, or are having difficulty locating something, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

By phone: 519.661.3839

By email:

In person: Support Services Building, Suite 6100

TIP: If you have bookmarked pages and find that you are still getting old content or errors, please attempt to refresh the page, and/or clear your browsing data, and try again.

We look forward to your feedback!