ATA Guidance


The ATA system was introduced following the work of the Staff Recruitment Group and is intended to allow key stakeholders in the recruitment process (HoD, Faculty Office) to track the progress of the authorisation electronically. The fully authorised ATA is an automatic archive recording the approval of each of the stakeholders from Finance through Department and Faculty or Chief Officer area to HR and is a key tool in financial management and forecasting.

The system replaces all previously existing paper and spreadsheet based systems and should be used for all staff appointments including new posts, replacements, extensions and contractual changes relating to grade or FTE whether on a temporary or permanent basis including acting up allowances.

If departments are in any doubt as to whether an ATA is required then the relevant Finance Business Partner / Management Accountant (Professional Services) can advise.

For guidance on how to complete the ATA process, please click on the below link:

ATA Guidance Notes