Miss Sheryl Whitehall
Profile of the CFO:
A Trinidadian national, Ms. Whitehall has risen through the ranks of financial management and enjoyed a varied and fulfilling career as a certified accountant. Ms Whitehall is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds a BSc. (Hons) Industrial Management from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford.
Chief Financial Officer
This office is responsible for the financial management, accounting and control functions within the Open Campus. Financial control and protection of the Campus’s assets is the main function of the Finance Unit. We aim to do this by the use of technology as much as possible to minimize staff costs while at the same time creating an enabling environment for staff within the Unit that promotes growth and job satisfaction.
Another important role of the Finance Division is that of providing a service to all Divisions in Open Campus by ensuring timely and accurate reports are available that aid the decision making process and which are delivered by the most efficient media.
The OC Finance Division currently has offices in three locations, in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica and is responsible for the day to day finance operations in these locations for all OC units. In the UWI 12 locations, the finance function operates through a matrix structure where the finance office coordinates the finance activities at these sites through a staff assigned at each site.