CERN's Finance, Procurement and Knowledge Transfer Department is responsible for all of the organization's financial administration and knowledge and technology transfer activities.

In its work with the CERN community, the department provides a broad range of services covering accounting, procurement, payments, treasury and the management of intellectual property related to knowledge transfer.

The department also maintains strong relationships with external partners, providing dedicated services and information for businesses, universities and research institutes and member state representatives.

For more information on how the department works with its stakeholders, please visit the audience pages above. For an understanding of how the department is structured and the activities undertaken by each group or section, please visit the structure page. Alternatively for a quick access information about a specific service please use the category listing below.

The Office of the Department Head will be pleased to answer questions and receive your comments and suggestions at