Verified Expert in Finance
Michael is a certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM), financial planning and analysis (FP&A) expert, a Microsoft MVP (highest level of expertise recognition from Microsoft), and an Excel and Power BI expert (with published books and courses). He has worked for an African private equity firm as a valuation and financial modeling analyst, consulted for a Canadian hedge fund, built financial models for a UK private equity firm, and did fundraising analysis and financial valuation for a fintech.
Financial Modeling and DCF Valuation Template for a Manufacturing, Trading, or SaaS Company
Budgeting and Reporting Specialist
Pemex Deer Park Refinery
- Built a model that automated cash flow forecasts by automatically extracting data from bank statements, accounts receivables, account payables, and other input files.
- Created a model to automate accretion expense and provisions over the lifespan of qualifying assets/projects.
- Automated some key financial reports for the organization.
- Built financial and investment models for companies in the US and UK, Canada, Zambia, and Nigeria.
- Developed and facilitated commercial training on financial modeling, business intelligence, and data analysis for key staff of large corporations.
- Built business process automation models and dashboards in Excel and with VBA for major telecommunications companies like Vodacom, Huawei, MTN, and Mahindra Comviva.
- Built portfolio management models for a Canadian investment firm.
- Managed clients and led the bidding team for new projects.
- Won and executed projects for the company from Vodacom Business Africa, Promasidor Group, American Tower Corporation, Japan Tobacco International, Fidelity Bank, Helios Towers Nigeria, IHS, Laplace Technologies, Rosabon, and LAPO Microfinance Bank.
Financial Modelling Consultant – DCF and Scenario Building
Vest Energy Limited
- Built the financial model that was used to raise millions of GBP.
- Made a dynamic model that allows scenario and input updates.
- Factored in expansion to multiple countries and new markets.
Power BI Specialist
VCT Group Inc.
- Performed extensive operations report migration and automation on Power BI.
- Did extensive data modeling of over 100 datasets covering production, weather, and geographical data.
- Worked on predictive models and Azure Machine Learning setup.
Data Cleaning/Excel Expert
Omada Health - Main
- Worked in Salesforce and external prospects data repository matching for better prospect qualifications.
- Completed extensive data cleaning and fuzzy matching to help the Salesforce team be more productive.
- Performed account buckets analysis and opportunities value estimates.
Financial Reporting and BI Consultant
- Built the financial statements and financial reporting across operating countries in Africa and consolidated reporting for HQ, giving visibility to billions of USD assets and revenue daily to group heads and the board of directors.
- Automated the financial reporting that takes weeks for teams spread across the operating countries to build and consolidate for the group HQ.
- Reduced lag time for the business heads to see financial and operations reports.
- Automated production, logistics, and distribution reports for the CEO and COO, giving visibility to inventory management, distribution efficiency, and demand planning accuracy.
Financial Analysis Fellow
- Carried out financial due diligence, a financial model, and DCF valuation on potential acquisitions in Senegal, Mali, and Cote d'Ivoire.
- Trained a few colleagues on financial modeling and valuation.
- Helped with the go/no-go investment decision process.
LendMePay Holdings Limited (Toptal Projects)
- Built the financial and valuation model for capital raising and expansion implementation across Africa.
- Did an investment pitch deck that is to be shared with investors.
- Prepared relevant angel investors and venture capital contact lists for fundraising.
Financial Modeling Expert
Solon Property Partners
- Built full financial models for five subsidiaries for a real estate fund.
- Automated financial reports that ingest QuickBooks export.
- Built models that had expansion scenarios analysis and dynamic income statements, balance sheet, and cash flow statement rebalancing.
Performance Analyst and Service Delivery Manager
21st Century Technologies
- Built operations management report templates.
- Automated the real-time analysis of customer transaction records (CDR) and network resource usage using VBA.
- Analyzed prices on a monthly basis.
- Managed the service delivery unit.
- Automated a lot of reports that used to take days to create. Mostly related to revenue reconciliation, billing and capacity usage.
Business Analyst and MIS Executive
- Built revenue analysis, customer analysis, and planning templates.
- Helped Comviva - Airtel Africa CRBT team beat the month’s target of $1,000,000 in just the fifth month of full operations.
- Helped Comviva’s ten country managers grow the customer base by over an average of 100% in just two months via daily analytical reports of what works and daily attrition values.
- Developed business cases.
- Automated recurrent reports.
Master's Degree in Financial Engineering
WorldQuant University - Louisiana, USA
Master's Degree in Business Administration
University of Nicosia - Cyprus
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Federal University of Technology Akure - Nigeria
Advanced Financial Modeler
Financial Modeling Institute
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Certified Professional
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
Bloomberg — New York
Financial Journalism Training Program
Bloomberg — New York, South Africa, Lagos
Microsoft Most Valued Professional
Diploma in Stress Management
Stonebridge Associated Colleges — United Kingdom
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