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Hillary Patterson

Hilary Patterson

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

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


Hilary is the course leader for the BA Business Management and Accounting and Finance course, with responsibility for approximately 600 students. She has previously been Assistant Course Leader with responsibility for final year students and, prior to that, Assistant Course Leader for the 2nd year.

Hilary is a joint module leader for a final year undergraduate module ‘Strategic Management Accounting’. She teaches on this module as well as second year ‘Financial Management’ and ‘Employment and Enterprise’, and final year ‘Corporate Finance’ and ‘Developing Professional Impact’ modules. In addition, she has a personal tutor role for some second and final year students, as part of the E&E and DPI modules.

  • Programme Leader: BA Business Management and Accounting and Finance
  • Module Leader (joint): Strategic Management Accounting
  • Module team member: Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Strategic Management Accounting, Developing Professional Impact, Employment & Enterprise

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.

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