Martin Schmidt is a Professor in the Financial Reporting and Audit department at ESCP Europe, Berlin. Martin joined ESCP Europe in January 2013, when he became Chairholder of the newly set-up Chair of International Accounting on the Berlin Campus.
Before joining ESCP Europe, Martin has worked at various other universities as visiting professor or visiting lecturer. Besides his university teaching, Martin has worked as an instructor within executive education for employees of banking institutions for a number of years.
His experience outside university include the International Financial Reporting Standards technical department of Deloitte Germany, where he worked as a senior manager, the German Accounting Standards Board, and working for a German retail/commercial bank. In these positions Martin was able to gain technical expertise in matters of applying IFRSs and dealing with various practice and interpretation issues. He also had the opportunity to work together with the relevant standard-setting institutions: the IASB, EFRAG, the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Justice.
Martin’s main areas of interest include financial reporting and auditing. Martin authored over 80 articles in leading professional accounting journals, edited books, as well as research papers in academic journals.
Martin is a member of several scientific associations, editorial board member and reviewer for various journals, and a member of the state Boad of Examiners of the German Chamber of Public Accountants for Wirtschaftsprüfer (German Certified Public Accountants).
Martin holds a doctorate in economic science from the Freie Universität Berlin, where he also obtained is habilitation (German qualification for PhD supervision). He received additional education from the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.