Finance Manager

Association of Accounting Technicians Professional Diploma

Additional Qualifications:

Currently studying to complete CIMA accounting qualifications

Role and responsibilities:

Nicola's role is to work with the Director of Finance & Resources in ensuring the efficient management of all aspects of the School’s Finance function, preparing the annual Statutory Accounts and supporting schedules as well as other statutory returns. She manages all operational aspects of the financial, management accounting and Student Finance functions on a daily basis. She also works with other members of staff on development of Management Information and implementation of reporting requirements.

Who am I?

“I’ve always had an interest in pursuing a career in accounting or finance from a young age and find working in the education sector very rewarding. I take great pride in supporting students and allowing them to follow their dream studies by helping them navigate the often complex world of student finance. Knowing that my support may ease their worries and stress, allowing them to perform to their full potential is a great motivator for me.

Outside of work here at NSCD I’m a creative person who enjoys completing crafts and small interior design projects. I also love spending time with my family, especially my son and helping him explore the world and live life to his full potential.”

Career History

Nicola went into an educational finance role straight from college and worked at her old High School as a Finance and Administration Assistant from 2006-2010. From there she joined NSCD in January 2010 and during her years here she has moved from Finance Assistant to Finance Officer to Student Finance Manager and now Finance Manager.