Barry Timmings

Director, Timmings Partners Limited

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Financial performance
    • Strategy
    • Finance
    • Investment
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Director, Timmings Partners Limited
    • Past Chairman, Tourism Dunedin
    • Past Chairman, Otago Branch, NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants
    • Various directorships
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago
    • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
    • Member, Institute of Directors
Understanding financial information & concepts is a huge help to achieving success in business.

You can use financial knowledge to better understand and improve performance, make good decisions and to ensure compliance within the legislative environment. It can also be an intimidating area where a lack of knowledge or confidence can be challenging. This paper aims help you with both.

Barry sees him helping you grasp and retain the most important financial concepts to allow you to be more successful in business. You will do this together, in a style that he hope you will find challenging and enjoyable but not intimidating.

International teaching and industry experience:

Barry has spent over 20 years in financial and business roles in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada. A good number of these have been with large professional services firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, working in advisory, corporate finance and assurance areas. He have also started and continue to own a number of businesses and this commercial experience has been invaluable in making him an excellent advisor and teacher. He currently owns his own boutique accounting and advisory practice focusing on performance, strategy and investment. His clients include large corporates and public sector entities, successful private businesses as well as early stage ventures involved in domestic and international markets.

He has taught in the areas of finance & accounting at Masters and Post Graduate level as well as for various professional bodies.

Reasons Barry enjoys teaching in the MBA programme

Barry enjoys teaching in the MBA programme partly because of the satisfaction he gets from passing on the knowledge that he has built up over the years. He also enjoys learning about the projects and aspirations of individual students and staying in touch as they become more successful in their chosen fields.

Global Perspectives

Finance and financial concepts are globally relevant. What you cover is of value regardless of your location or business type. There has never been more opportunity to be involved in a global business than now regardless of where you are based. The concepts you cover in this paper are relevant to early stage entrepreneurs through to the corporate environment and from domestic operations through to multinational business.