Nicola is CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) qualified and has been a lecturer at Nottingham Business School since 2008. She has previously worked in public sector finance and has also been an external auditor with an accounting firm.
Nicola teaches on a number of courses as well as currently undertaking an MA in Education to pursue her interests in pedagogical studies and enhancing the student experience.
Nicola teaches both undergraduate students in the areas of financial reporting, corporate governance and leadership and employability, and professional students on the CIPFA Professional Accounting Qualification Strategic Case Study module. She is the Module Leader for the final year module, Leadership and Employability, the year two module, Financial Reporting and year one module, Financial Accounting.
Nicola supervises undergraduate research project students and is a mentor to first year students on the BA Accounting and Finance Course. Nicola is also currently the Quality Divisional Representative for the Accounting and Finance Division.
Nicola has a public sector finance background and became a Chartered Accountant whilst working in local authority accounting and finance. Her main disciplines were treasury management, capital budgets and VAT. She has also been an external auditor specialising in the public sector with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Since being a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University Nicola has completed her PGCHE, become a fellow of HEA and was also Course Leader for BA Accounting and Finance between the periods January 2014 and July 2015.
Nicola was an external marker for the CIPFA Leadership and Management paper between the periods 2008 and 2012 and was also the external examiner for that paper between the periods 2010 and 2012.