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Hilary Patterson

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance Undergraduate and Professional Education


Hilary is a module leader for two second year undergraduate modules: ‘Accounting in its Organisational Contexts’ and ‘Management Accounting for Decision Makers’. She teaches on both these management accounting modules as well as the first year ‘Accounting and Finance for Managers’ and the final year ‘Corporate Finance’ modules. In addition, she has a personal tutor role for some second and final year students, as part of the PPD2 and L&E modules. And finally, she teaches one of the two final level CIPFA (a professional accounting qualification for those working in the public sector) papers, ‘Strategic Public Finance’.
Hilary is also Assistant Course Leader for the BA Business Management and Accounting & Finance course, with responsibility for level 2 students.

Career overview

Before joining NTU, Hilary worked as a tutor at Kaplan Financial for almost 10 years, teaching those studying for their professional accountancy exams across the ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AAT qualifications. She taught Financial Management, Management Accounting and Business Strategy subjects at all levels, from foundation up to strategic.
Prior to teaching, Hilary worked in industry for 15 years. Having studied Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, she then moved into finance, studying for her CIMA qualification whilst working for Proctor & Gamble on their graduate training programme. She worked at P&G for about 4 years, in various finance roles. Following P&G, she moved to the Midlands and worked for Bass Brewers for 11 years, again in different finance roles supporting various departments around the organisation, and was part of the finance department’s senior management team. It was the training element of her various roles that first had her considering a move into teaching accountancy.