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Caroline Chartres

Caroline Chartres

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


Caroline is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate, degree apprenticeship and executive education levels. She is also a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of finance experience in major UK and international companies. Caroline is Assistant Course Leader for the BA Joint Honours Business Management with Accounting & Finance Course, and is Course Year Tutor with responsibility for final year students. She is Finance Module Leader on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship BA (Hons) course and joint Module Leader on the Accounting and Finance for Managers first year undergraduate module. She teaches Finance on the International Business BA (Hons) degree, and supervises final year research projects for the Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) course.

Her postgraduate work includes teaching Finance on the Management in Organisations Masters module and on the full time MBA course, teaching/supervising Masters consultancy projects, and teaching on the post graduate Ecco Certificate and Diploma in Global Business.

Caroline has also taken on the role of Teaching and Learning Rep for the Accounting & Finance Department, with a particular focus on the implementation of new online and flexible resources within teaching. She is a member of the Trent Institute of Learning & Teaching - Flexible & Online Learning Group.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a post graduate certificate in academic practice (PGCAP).

Career overview

Caroline gained a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University, then proceeded to work for Price Waterhouse for four years in the Audit and Business Advisory Department, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ACA). She subsequently used her accounting and language skills in international business, including five years working in Internal Audit and Finance Manager roles at Rolls-Royce plc, and 13 years in various senior finance management positions at Boots plc / Alliance Boots / Walgreens Boots Alliance. Her roles have included senior management positions in Group Financial Control, Information Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Partnering, and Shared Services.

Research areas

Caroline is involved in pedagogical research with a focus on Action Research, particularly with reference to investigating the impact of innovative teaching methods in supporting non-specialist Accounting and Finance students.

External activity

Caroline is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.