Ilyas Anis, Finance Expert in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Ilyas Anis

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Finance Expert

Location
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
May 9, 2022

Ilyas is a seasoned finance business partner and FP&A who has assisted various corporate businesses and semi-governmental institutions. He is currently serving as a partner for a financial modeling boutique and business consultancy firm with decades of experience. Adopting some of the most cutting-edge technologies to build robust and efficient models based on a widely accepted financial modeling standard, Ilyas enjoys enabling users to interact with the models in a highly engaging way.

Career Highlights

Managing Partner
IMnS Associates
Financial Modeler
HAYKALAH Financial Advisory Establishment

Certification Highlights

Chartered Financial Modeler (CFM)
Financial Modeling Institute (FMI)
Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)
Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM)
Financial Modeling Institute (FMI)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Corporate Finance Advisor

2022 - PRESENT
Real Dairy Australia
  • Oversaw the acquisition of Gulli Food Distributors Australia, an industry competitor, adding $20 million to the company's valuation and completing an M&A acquisition.
  • Delivered Board Pack for reporting financial statements and commentary to the management.
  • Prepared the reporting suite financial model for monthly corporate finance reporting.
Focus areas: 409A Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Finance, CFO, Investments, Family Office, Family Office Consultants, Interim CFO, Construction, Fractional CFO, Statistics, Angel Investing, Cash Flow, LTV:CAC, Debt Raises, Waterfall Modeling, Residential Real Estate, Debt, Debt Structuring, Pitch Books, Equity Research, Cash Flow Modeling, Reporting, Fintech, Business to Business (B2B), Process Design, Merchant Cash Advances, Cap Tables, Cap Table Formation, Business Strategy, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, CPA, Sales Forecasting, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Monthly Close Process, Finance, Business Planning, Invoices, Xero, Accounting, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), IRR, Private Equity, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Accounts Payable, Investment Memoranda, Management Consulting, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Monte Carlo Simulations, Startup Consulting, eCommerce, Consumer Loans, Interim Controller, Interim Financial Controller, Sage, Consumer Products, Inventory Management, Retail & Wholesale, Capital Budgeting, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Control & Cost Analysis, Food & Beverage, M&A Modeling, Board Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, P&L Responsibility, Property Tax, Market Research Analyst, Bookkeeping

Principal Consultant

2018 - PRESENT
135 Madison
  • Delivered financial modeling advisory on a day-to-day basis.
  • Advised clients in the fundraising process through financial modeling.
  • Assisted clients in valuation and financial modeling.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Investment Banking, 409A Valuation, DCF Modeling, DCF Valuation, Investments, Family Office, Family Office Consultants, Interim CFO, Cash Flow Analysis, Construction, Fractional CFO, Mathematics, Statistics, Real Estate, Angel Investing, Cash Flow, Digital Video, LTV:CAC, Debt Raises, United States, Turkey, Waterfall Modeling, Residential Real Estate, Debt, Debt Structuring, Pitch Deck Consultant, Hospitality, Hotels & Lodging, Pitch Books, Equity Research, Cash Flow Consultant, Cash Flow Modeling, Reporting, Fintech, Business to Business (B2B), Process Design, Merchant Cash Advances, Cap Table Formation, Business Strategy, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, CPA, Sales Forecasting, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Monthly Close Process, Finance, Business Planning, Dental Services Organizations, Dental Care, Invoices, VAT Return Preparation, Troubleshooting, Xero, Accounting, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Business to Government (B2G), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, IRR, Private Equity, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Wellness, Luxury Industry, Health & Wellness, Fitness, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Investment Analysis, Financial Analysis, Board Decks, P&L Forecasting, Investment Memoranda, Management Consulting, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Monte Carlo Simulations, Startup Consulting, Applications, Fundraising Consultant, eCommerce, Consumer Loans, Interim Controller, Interim Financial Controller, Sage, Consumer Products, Inventory Management, Retail & Wholesale, Growth, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Marketing, Strategy, Storytelling, Hedge Funds, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Restaurant Operations, Control & Cost Analysis, Food & Beverage, Annual Tax Returns, M&A Modeling, Board Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, P&L Responsibility, Property Tax, Data Visualization, Market Research Analyst, Bookkeeping

Managing Partner

2012 - PRESENT
IMnS Associates
  • Started a management consulting company that has grown to several associates covering over 500 early to mid-stage companies.
  • Prepared screening materials, an illustrative financing proposal, and a management presentation to facilitate the financing for various startups.
  • Engaged with over 300 clients to assist with fundraising by creating and revising presentations, financial modeling, capital structuring, and market and valuation analysis.
  • Spearheaded over 50+ valuation models supporting corporate transactions and presented conclusions of analyses to senior executives, board members, and senior investment professionals.
  • Advised pre-funded companies, including helping bring together fundraising materials like presentations, financial models, valuations, capital structures, and market research.
  • Advised post-funded companies in a management consultant capacity assisting with seasonal interim CFO positions, directly interfacing with investors to scale the businesses.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Valuation, DCF Modeling, Auditing, Accounting, Deal Advisory, Valuation Modeling, Pitch Decks, Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Controller, QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, Venture Capital, SaaS, Business Models, Middle East, Early-stage Venture Capital, Startup Funding, Startups, Financing, Forecasting, Early-stage Startups, Three-statement Modeling, US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, Cannabis, Excel Expert, Software as a Service (SaaS), Excel VBA, B2B, Investments, Family Office, Family Office Consultants, Interim CFO, Cash Flow Analysis, Fractional CFO, Statistics, Angel Investing, LTV:CAC, Debt Raises, Complex Account Reconciliations, Inter-company Reconcilation, Reconciliation, United States, Turkey, Debt Structuring, Pitch Deck Consultant, Hospitality, Hotels & Lodging, Pitch Books, Cash Flow Modeling, Reporting, Business to Business (B2B), Process Design, Merchant Cash Advances, Cap Table Formation, Business Strategy, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, CPA, Sales Forecasting, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Monthly Close Process, Finance, Business Planning, Invoices, VAT Return Preparation, Troubleshooting, Xero, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Public Companies, IRR, Private Equity, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Wellness, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Financial Analysis, Accounts Payable, Investment Memoranda, Management Consulting, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Monte Carlo Simulations, Startup Consulting, Applications, Fundraising Consultant, eCommerce, Consumer Loans, Interim Controller, Interim Financial Controller, Sage, Consumer Products, Inventory Management, Retail & Wholesale, Growth, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Strategy, Storytelling, Hedge Funds, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Restaurant Operations, Control & Cost Analysis, Food & Beverage, Annual Tax Returns, M&A Modeling, Board Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, P&L Responsibility, Property Tax, Data Visualization, Market Research Analyst, Bookkeeping

Financial Modeler

2023 - 2023
HAYKALAH Financial Advisory Establishment
  • Developed comprehensive financial models. Created highly functional and accurate three-statement financial models for the boutique investment banking firm, catering to their specific needs and requirements.
  • Leveraged Arabic language proficiency. As a bilingual financial modeler, I effectively communicated with the firm's director in Arabic, facilitating seamless collaboration and understanding of intricate financial concepts and assumptions.
  • Achieved efficient turnaround. Met the client's tight deadline and completed a quick turnaround by promptly and accurately delivering the financial models and accompanying analyses.
  • Implemented scenario analysis and IRR/ROIC. Integrated advanced scenario analysis and investment return calculations into the financial models, enabling the firm to make well-informed decisions, assess risks, and identify potential opportunities.
  • Contributed to enhanced decision-making. The accurate and reliable financial models provided the client with valuable insights into their investment strategies and allowed them to make informed decisions with confidence.
  • Achieved seamless integration with the existing team. "Plugged in" effortlessly with the firm's director and other team members, quickly adapting to their working style and collaborating effectively to achieve project goals.
  • Received recognition for excellent performance. Got positive feedback and appreciation from the client for the quality of work, professionalism, and ability to meet their specific requirements.
  • Contributed to these models, which incorporated intricate Islamic finance structuring, equity and debt services, LBOs, and consulting services. The ability to work swiftly without compromising quality ensured client satisfaction.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Forecasting, Sales Forecasting, Excel 365, Financial Forecasting, Valuation, CPA, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Three-statement Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), IRR, Private Equity, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Financial Analysis, Accounts Payable, Investment Memoranda, Management Consulting, Monte Carlo Simulations, Startup Consulting, eCommerce, Consumer Loans, Interim Controller, Interim Financial Controller, Sage, Consumer Products, Inventory Management, Retail & Wholesale, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Storytelling, M&A Modeling, Board Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, P&L Responsibility, Property Tax, Market Research Analyst, Bookkeeping

Audit Supervisor

2011 - 2015
Reanda Haroon Zakaria & Company (Chartered Accountants)
  • Acted as an audit associate in this firm, a member of MSI Global Alliance since 1993. The firm is led by senior chartered accountants and a team of qualified professionals with extensive experience providing expert solutions.
  • Ensured that financial statements were prepared following the applicable financial reporting framework, local laws, and requirements of regulatory authorities.
  • Involved in business evaluation and its environment to identify risk areas, its effect on audit, and thereby assisting in planning.
  • Performed control tests, analytical procedures, and details tests within the firm's audit programs to collect audit evidence and critically examine them to identify discrepancies, issues, and control weaknesses.
  • Liaisoned at an appropriate level on client’s management for relevant matters and discussed issues identified.
Focus areas: Auditing, Financials, Taxation, Financial Modeling, Fundraising, Revenue & Expense Projections, Controller, QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, Business Models, Middle East, CFO, Early-stage Venture Capital, Startup Funding, Startups, Financing, Forecasting, Early-stage Startups, Three-statement Modeling, US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, Excel Expert, Software as a Service (SaaS), B2B, Investments, Family Office, Family Office Consultants, Interim CFO, Cash Flow Analysis, Fractional CFO, Statistics, Angel Investing, Debt Structuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Reporting, Business to Business (B2B), Process Design, Merchant Cash Advances, Cap Table Formation, Business Strategy, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, CPA, Sales Forecasting, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Monthly Close Process, Finance, Business Planning, Invoices, VAT Return Preparation, Troubleshooting, Xero, Accounting, Business Plan Consulting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), IRR, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Accounts Payable, Management Consulting, Startup Consulting, eCommerce, Consumer Loans, Interim Controller, Sage, Inventory Management, Retail & Wholesale, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Storytelling, Board Reporting, P&L Responsibility, Property Tax, Bookkeeping
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Economics

University of Karachi - Karachi, Pakistan

FEBRUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Modano Certification

Modano

JULY 2021 - PRESENT

Chartered Financial Modeler (CFM)

Financial Modeling Institute (FMI)

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)

Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)

MAY 2021 - PRESENT

Commercial Real Estate Finance Specialization

Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)

FEBRUARY 2021 - PRESENT

Chartered Accountant

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM)

Financial Modeling Institute (FMI)

DECEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA)

Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMA Pakistan)

Finance

Financial Modeling, Valuation, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Valuation Modeling, Fundraising, Revenue & Expense Projections, Controller, CFO, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Budgeting, Cash Flow, Lifetime Value (LTV), Debt Raises, UK GAAP, Debt, Debt Structuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Consumer Loans, Cap Table Formation, CPA, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Private Equity, Due Diligence, Market Research, P&L Forecasting, Investment Memoranda, Capital Budgeting, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Annual Tax Returns, M&A Modeling, Cash Flow Forecasting, Property Tax, Startup Funding, Equity Research, Consumer Lending, Taxation, IFRS Audit Planning, Corporate Finance, Unit-level Economics, Chartered Accountant (CA), Deal Advisory, Comparable Company Analysis, 409A Valuation, DCF Valuation

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Dynamics

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Early-stage Startups, Cannabis, Construction, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Technology, Dental Care, Renewable Energy, Public Companies, Health & Wellness, Consumer Products, Retail & Wholesale, Food & Beverage, Exercise & Fitness, Hospitality, Hotels & Lodging

Geographic Expertise

Middle East, United Kingdom, United States, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Turkey

Data & Analysis Software

QuickBooks Online, NetSuite, Intuit QuickBooks

Other

Xero, Pitch Decks, Investment Banking, Pitch Books, Finance, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Cap Tables, Business Planning, SaaS, Business Models, Startups, Financing, US GAAP, IFRS Financial Reporting, Excel Expert, Software as a Service (SaaS), Excel VBA, B2B, Investments, Family Office, Family Office Consultants, Interim CFO, Marketplace Platforms, Cash Flow Analysis, Fractional CFO, Mathematics, Statistics, Digital Video, LTV:CAC, Wellness, Complex Account Reconciliations, Inter-company Reconcilation, Reconciliation, Waterfall Modeling, Pitch Deck Consultant, Cash Flow Consultant, Reporting, Fintech, Business to Business (B2B), Process Design, Merchant Cash Advances, Business Strategy, Dashboards, Excel Macros, Management Reports, Sales Forecasting, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management, Monthly Close Process, Benchmarking, Dental Services Organizations, Invoices, VAT Return Preparation, Troubleshooting, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Business to Government (B2G), Infrastructure, IRR, Industrial Value-add, Part-time CFO, Virtual CFO, Luxury Industry, Fitness, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Due Diligence Consultant, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Investment Analysis, Financial Analysis, Board Decks, Accounts Payable, Management Consulting, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Monte Carlo Simulations, Startup Consulting, Applications, Fundraising Consultant, Art, eCommerce, Interim Controller, Interim Financial Controller, Sage, Inventory Management, Growth, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Marketing, Strategy, Storytelling, Hedge Funds, Restaurant Operations, Control & Cost Analysis, Board Reporting, P&L Responsibility, Data Visualization, Market Research Analyst, Bookkeeping, Zoho Books, Stripe, Process Documentation, SAP HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Board Presentations, Early-stage Venture Capital, Excel 365, Power Query, Microsoft Power BI, Fathom, Audits, Corporate Law, Decision Modeling, IFRS Consolidation, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), DCF Modeling, Risk Modeling, Budget Modeling, Economics, Behavioral Economics, International Development & Economics, Cost Accounting, Auditing, Transaction Comparables, Feasibility Studies, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Financials, Angel Investing, Esports

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