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Jimmy Feeney

Jimmy Feeney

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School


Jimmy Feeney, a Chartered Accountant, is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Business School.

Jimmy teaches on a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes covering Financial Accounting and  Reporting, Management accounting, Governance and Risk Management, Leadership & Employability and Financial analysis.

Prior to joining the business school in 2017, Jimmy had a successful career spanning 27 years at Rolls-Royce plc, including a period as Director of Finance Services and as Group Financial Controller.

Jimmy spent his early career at Spicer & Oppenheim, Chartered Accountants. He completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance at Loughborough University.

Jimmy is a novice Researcher in finance aspects of sport.

Jimmy acts as a Treasurer to a number of local sports clubs.

Career overview

Prior to joining the business school in 2017, Jimmy had a successful career spanning 27 years at Rolls-Royce plc, the Power Generation FTSE100 company.

He was Director of Finance services from 2014 to 2016 responsible for leading development of the Functional strategy and  Professional development and for the global function. He led the Global Finance Transactional Shared Service Centres.

Jimmy was Group Controller from 2007 to 2014, responsible for all aspects of external financial reporting; internal reporting to the Board and formulating and monitoring internal controls. In this role his responsibilities also included  controlling and monitoring capital expenditure,  leading the Functional strategy, Professional development and the Global Finance Shared Service Centres.

His early career in Rolls-Royce included finance roles in Internal Audit, Treasury, Manufacturing and Reporting and Analysis.

Prior to Rolls-Royce he worked for Spicer & Oppenheim Chartered accountants as an auditor in Manchester and Nottingham. Jimmy is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a qualified  Associate Corporate Treasurer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).. He graduated in Accounting & Finance from Loughborough University.

Research areas

Jimmy’s areas of research interest include: Finance of sport.

External activity

Jimmy acts as treasurer for several local sports clubs