Navigate Accounting external authors and reviewers

Our in-house technical experts work closely with a panel of practitioners and experts on UK GAAP, specialist areas and IFRS for Navigate Accounting. The following have contributed as authors and reviewers of Navigate Accounting content:

Navigate IFRS Accounting

Glynnis Carthy CA (SA) is a financial reporting specialist who provides consulting and training services related to the interpretation and application of IFRS. Having trained at Deloitte and spent 4 years in their accounting technical department, Glynnis has extensive practical experience and knowledge of IFRS and advises on the application of IFRS to specific transactions.

Glynnis worked at Croner-i providing guidance on preparing IFRS accounts, model accounts, the Company Reporting IFRS best practice disclosure service, eCPD training modules and guidance on other specialist topics. She was also an author of Navigate IFRS Accounting. She now works as a technical specialist for BDO South Africa, whilst consulting for Croner-i on Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Paul Gee FCA was Senior lecturer, subsequently Principal Lecturer, at Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England. He then joined Solomon Hare as Technical and Training Director. Following the merger with Smith and Williamson, Paul became an Associate Director in the firm’s National Assurance Technical Group. He has written several publications including Accountants’ Digests on financial reporting issues and was previously a member of the Financial Reporting Council’s UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group. He presents regularly on financial reporting at the Croner-i Accountants in Business (AIB) conferences. Paul is a reviewer of the financial statement guidance in Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Matt Tilling CPA has had a career focused around the international accounting standards (IFRS Standards). He spent nearly 20 years in Australia as an academic (including Head of Accounting at the University of Notre Dame, Australia) and in the profession (including Senior Manager at BDO, Australia). During this time Matt wrote a number of textbooks and many academic papers on accounting. Matt then moved to the UK to join the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as both Director of Education and a member of technical staff. In these roles he supported the implementation of IFRS Standards around the world and was part of the IFRS 13 post-implementation review. More recently he has been undertaking various projects including lecturing at Cambridge University, supporting Myanmar’s transition to IFRS accounting standards, developing online learning for African accountants and consulting and training on IFRS Standards.

Matt is now Project Director at the UK Endorsement Board and prior to joining, he contributed modules on a range of IFRS accounting topic for Croner-i Navigate eCPD, and reviewed financial statement guidance in Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Michelle Fisher ACA has eighteen years of post-qualification experience in developing and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including nine years in Deloitte’s IFRS technical support departments in Hong Kong and the UK. Michelle also spent six years at the IFRS Foundation/International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and two years at the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs working on IFRS implementation and standard-setting projects.

She is currently working as an independent IFRS consultant, and particularly enjoys the challenge of explaining complicated issues in a digestible way. She is also a member of the SME Implementation Group, an advisory body to the IASB on the IFRS for Small and Medium-sized entities (SMEs). Michelle contributes modules on a range of IFRS accounting topics for Croner-i Navigate eCPD and is an author of financial statement guidance in Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Marek Muc ACCA started his career in PwC where he had experience in audit, technical accounting and delivering trainings to new joiners. He left PwC to join a newly established Allianz Bank where his was primarily responsible for developing accounting policies under IFRS. Later he joined Orange, one of the world's largest telecommunications groups. In Orange’s Polish division, he worked as an IFRS expert advising company’s management on various accounting topics and as a manager overseeing consolidation process and preparation of IFRS consolidated financial statements. In 2018, he launched IFRScommunity.com, an online discussion board for IFRS enthusiasts. Marek in now involved in various projects where he provides technical advice on a range of IFRS accounting topics.

Marek contributes modules for Croner-i Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Navigate UK GAAP Accounting 

Katherine White FCA is a partner at Buzzacott and works with a range of businesses from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large subsidiaries of international groups. Her clients regularly seek her expertise in audit, bespoke assurance and advisory projects (including financial reporting advice, due diligence and preparing financial statements for complex entities). Katherine also has a technical role alongside her client work, including representing Buzzacott at the ICAEW’s National Technical Advisory Committee, and has authored books on preparing company and LLP accounts. Katherine is a reviewer of the financial statement guidance in Navigate UK GAAP Accounting and the UK GAAP model accounts.

Helena Wilkinson FCA DChA works on a practice-wide basis at Price Bailey as a Partner and Head of Charities and Not for Profit. She is the Vice-Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Charity Professionals Committee and was one of the first people to gain the ICAEW’s Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA). She is a recognised charity expert, writes for national and charity press including the Guardian and Charity Finance, and regularly presents at charity sector events. Her roles within the industry have included financial management, corporate governance and strategic planning. Helena previously authored Preparing Charity Accounts and is now reviewer and author of the charity guidance, disclosure checklist and model accounts in Navigate UK GAAP Accounting and consults on the assurance tools in Navigate Audit.

Iain Storey FCA works in Price Bailey’s technical team in a role that includes giving advice on technical accounting matters. As part of this role, he is closely involved in reviewing and advising on charity accounts under FRS 102. Before joining the technical team, Iain worked in audit for many years. Iain works with Helena in reviewing and authoring the charity guidance, disclosure checklist and model accounts in Navigate UK GAAP Accounting.

Navigate UK GAAP Accounting and Navigate IFRS Accounting

Steve Collings FMAAT FCCA is the audit and technical director at Leavitt Walmsley Associates, a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Cheshire. Steve works closely with academies and specialises in audit, accounting and Solicitors Accounts Rules. Steve is a member of the UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group at the Financial Reporting Council and has written several books on the subjects of auditing and accounting. He is also a nationwide lecturer on UK GAAP, IFRS and auditing. Steve has won ‘Accounting Technician of the Year’ at the British Accountancy Awards and was shortlisted for Practitioner of the Year. He has also been awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy Profession’ by the Association of International Accountants.

Steve is a regular contributor of modules on a range of accounting topics for Croner-i Navigate eCPD and has reviewed financial statement guidance in both Navigate UK GAAP Accounting and Navigate IFRS Accounting.

Mark Wearden MsC FCCA FCIS delivers consultancy projects through MBS Governance, a private strategy consultancy, which he has run for the past 25 years, following 12 years in International Banking as an analyst and eight years in Industry as a finance director.

Mark is also an experienced Non-Executive Director and an Audit Committee Advisor. He undertakes director and board mentoring, a range of academic work and delivers public workshops, seminars and lectures for professional bodies and corporates.

Mark is a regular contributor of modules on a range of governance related topics for Croner-i Navigate eCPD, presents at our Accountants in Business conferences and authors the Practical Guide for Audit Committees. He is also the author of the ICSA Development of Strategy textbook.

David Duvall MA FCA (1948-2021) read Classics at Cambridge and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1973 with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG). He then worked as a tutor for Financial Training in London and subsequently for ATC Thames Valley, where he was client liaison director. He was Training Manager at Chantrey Vellacott DFK from 2002 to 2014, where he was responsible for graduate recruitment and co-ordinating student training as well as external and internal lecturing.

He was President of the Thames Valley Society of Chartered Accountants in 1998–99 and again in 2008–09. For Croner-i, David authored the Practical Guide to the Companies ActDPB Procedures Guide and the Anti-Money Laundering Guide and was a regular contributor of Croner-i Navigate eCPD modules.