Find out more about LPFG Ltd and Graham Liddell.

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LPFG Ltd was founded on 11 July 2018 by our Managing Director, Graham Liddell. His aim is to bring his energy and enthusiasm to provide practical and intelligent support for public sector bodies in three key areas: 

  • financial reporting

  • audit, risk and assurance

  • transforming support functions and shared services.

Graham has worked extensively across the public sector in the UK providing insightful and constructive analysis on complex and sensitive financial reporting and governance issues and supporting transformation. He is also a gifted communicator, presenter and facilitator.

His career highlights include:

  • redesigning the audit approach for the Audit Commission (then the UK’s fifth largest audit practice)

  • establishing and leading Grant Thornton's public sector technical team (the largest provider of public sector audit in the UK)

  • providing advice and guidance on complex and sensitive issues at some of the UK's highest profile authorities including Manchester City Council, Birmingham City Council, the Mayor's Office for Police and Crime.

  • transforming audit and assurance functions at Brighton & Hove City Council and  playing an instrumental role in Brighton & Hove joining the Orbis shared service partnership as a founding member.

And if it is qualifications and letters that impress you, Graham has these in abundance. With an MA from Oxford, Graham qualified as a chartered accountant with a Big Four firm and holds an ICAEW practising certificate. Graham's other qualifications include:

  • a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) from the University of Leeds (distinction)

  • a Certificate in IFRS in the public sector (CIPFA/ICAEW).

Graham’s connections throughout the public finance community and beyond means that even if he is unable to help you, he is almost certain to know someone who can.

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LPFG's Graham Liddell is well known across the public sector for his expertise, enthusiasm, his communication and presentation skills and for being a great colleague to work with. Don't just take our word for it. Here is what people are saying about Graham.


Graham's help and support have been invaluable. Graham has a strong technical knowledge and a very constructive and supportive approach. He has an impressive grasp of detail, and ability to stand back and see the bigger picture. He is also a very impressive presenter with superb communication skills.

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Graham is a pleasure to work with. Not only can you trust him to deliver to the highest levels of quality, he maintains his sense of humour no matter what is thrown his way.

Jake Green, Technical Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP

Graham is able to enthuse others with his energy and ability to explain issues clearly. He has the rare skill of being able to understand the practicalities of applying different requirements and how these can be managed.

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