Martin Wheatcroft FCA

Martin Wheatcroft FCA leads on financial strategy, technology, data and risk management for The Modern Professional Body. He is particularly interested in how professional organisations can build financial resilience and repurpose their business models to meet the increasing commercial challenges they face.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), Martin has extensive business finance experience in the UK and internationally working with and in a wide range of sectors. His areas of expertise include business strategy and operating models, finance function leadership, planning and risk management, internal and external reporting, and financial processes and systems.

Martin is also the managing director of Pendan, which advises on public finances and communicating financial information, through which he is the external advisor to ICAEW on public finances.

He is the author of the Simply UK Government Finances series of books, which takes the complex world of government financial information and simplifies it so that we can all understand what is going on.

Martin’s previous roles include Senior Vice-President Finance for AVG Technologies, Vice-President & Controller for National Grid USA, Chief Accountant for National Grid plc, and Director, Assurance & Advisory at Deloitte UK.

Martin’s areas of expertise include: financial strategy development, leadership of finance function, business support, IFRS and US GAAP technical accounting, government accounting and reporting, listed company financial reporting, management reporting, corporate transactions, international taxes, finance processes and back office functions, and UKLA and SEC listed company regulations and compliance. He has particular experience in and knowledge of professional organisations, the public sector, energy and utility markets (including US and UK utility regulation and energy derivatives), technology, media and telecoms, financial derivatives and complex corporate transactions.