Jimmy Feeney

Jimmy Feeney

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School


Jimmy is a lecturer on undergraduate programmes covering:

  • finance
  • financial reporting
  • financial accounting and corporate governance

and on postgraduate courses covering:

  • financial statements and performance
  • comparative corporate reporting

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, Professional development and Communications for the global function. He led the Global Finance Transactional Shared Service Centres in Europe, North America, Asia, Brazil and Norway. He also co-led a major change project on Management Information and Forecasting to improve investor confidence.

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. Setting business targets, driving performance to meet objectives and controlling and monitoring capital expenditure. In this role he was also responsible for leading the Functional strategy, Professional development, Communications and the Shared Service Centres.

The role involved regular contact with Executive and Non-Executive Directors, external audit, employee representatives and business leaders from all functions.

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 member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He graduated in Accounting & Finance from Loughborough University.

Research areas

Jimmy’s areas of research interest include:

  • The Football Business Model
  • Financial training for non-finance managers

External activity

Jimmy acts as treasurer for several local sports clubs