Michael Olafusi, Finance Expert in Lagos, Nigeria
Michael Olafusi

Finance Expert in Lagos, Nigeria

Member since January 4, 2017
Michael is an independent financial consultant with particular expertise in VBA, dashboards and modeling. He has worked with three of the largest telecommunications companies in Africa and built a dynamic portfolio model for a Canadian investment firm. He is a certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) and one of the 125 official Microsoft Excel MVPs in the world.
Michael is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Telecommunications

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Lead Consultant

    2014 - PRESENT
    UrBizEdge
    • Built financial models for clients.
    • Trained clients' staff on financial modeling and Excel.
    • Built business process automation models and dashboards in Excel and with VBA for major telecommunications companies like Vodacom, Huawei, MTN, and MahindraComviva.
    • Built portfolio management models for a Canadian investment firm.
    • Managed clients and led the bidding team for new projects.
    • Won 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.
    Focus areas: Profitability Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Performance Analyst and Service Delivery Manager

    2012 - 2014
    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.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Profitability Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Data Analysis
  • Business Analyst and MIS Executive

    2011 - 2012
    Comviva Technologies
    • 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.
    Focus areas: Market Research, Variance Analysis, Cost Benchmarking, Business Planning, Data Analysis, Customer Lifetime Value, Business Intelligence (BI), Cost Reduction & Optimization, Revenue & Expense Projections, Profitability Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting

Education

  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    2014 - 2018
    University of Nicosia - Cyprus
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts course in Finance
    2017 - 2017
    Bloomberg - New York
  • Certificate in Financial Journalism
    2016 - 2016
    Bloomberg - New York, South Africa, Lagos
  • Diploma in Stress Management
    2012 - 2012
    Stonebridge Associated Colleges - United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    2004 - 2009
    Federal University of Technology Akure - Nigeria

Certifications

  • Advanced Financial Modeler
    DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Financial Modeling Institute
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
    AUGUST 2017 - AUGUST 2019
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
    AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Most Valued Professional
    APRIL 2014 - JUNE 2018
    Microsoft

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