Martin Wheatcroft FCA advises organisations on public finances and communicating financial information, including acting as an external advisor on public finances to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
Martin is a qualified chartered accountant and fellow of ICAEW with 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 passionate about the importance of clear, concise and timely financial reporting to making good decisions and 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 also leads on financial strategy, technology, data and risk management for The Modern Professional Body, a consultancy that provides strategic advice to professional organisations. 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.
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 the public sector, professional organisations, energy and utility markets (including US and UK utility regulation and energy derivatives), technology, media and telecoms, financial derivatives and complex corporate transactions.