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Helen McCormick

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School


Helen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance, assistant course leader for the MSc Finance suite of programmes and the Departmental Quality Representative. Helen is an experienced lecturer, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, specialising in Corporate Finance and Management Accounting. Helen is module lead for postgraduate Corporate Finance. Helen also supervises research projects and students who are on placement. Helen provides support to the Department through involvement in selection and recruitment of staff and as a member of the Departmental Teaching and Learning Group. Helen acts as a mentor for new colleagues.

Helen is a professionally qualified Management Accountant (CIMA) with twenty-one years’ lecturing and management experience in Higher Education in the United Kingdom, seven years’ experience of education, training and consultancy in the public sector in Ireland, and three years employment in various financial roles across a range of industries.

Career overview

Helen qualified as an accountant in 1990 whilst working as a financial analyst for Barclays Mercantile. She began teaching that same year and joined Nottingham Business School for the first time. Helen spent nine years in the Department of Finance and Business Information Systems, as it was before relocating to Dublin, Ireland, where she joined the Institute of Public Administration. At the Institute Helen began delivering training courses (generic and bespoke) across the public service and state sector. She also began to research the area of commercial accounting in the Irish public service, as part of an implementation team. Helen was the manager of the Finance Training Unit whilst at the Institute, managing people, commercial activity and budgets. After a brief time in Australia, Helen returned to the United Kingdom and worked as both Senior and Principal lecturer over a ten-year period in three Universities across the south of England. Helen has taught many aspects of accounting and finance at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels and has also managed many courses and modules. She has also supervised a large number of research projects, including international consultancy projects which took place in the United States.

Helen also undertakes the role of assessor on the international programme at the London School of Economics in the area of financial reporting and is a marker for the ACCA. She has also developed and delivered bespoke training programmes for the management of a Cambridge based scientific company in the area of managing margins and budgets.