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.
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.
Focus areas: Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Operating Expenses (OPEX), CAPEX Budgeting & Inventory Management, CAPEX, Business Analysis, Reporting, SAP, Microsoft Power BI, Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Accounts Receivable, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow, BI Reporting, Revenue & Expense Projections
2014 - PRESENT
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
2022 - 2022
Vest Energy Limited (via Toptal)
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.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, DCF Modeling, Energy Storage, Clean Energy, United Kingdom, Valuation, Forecasting
Power BI Specialist
2021 - 2022
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.
Focus areas: Data Modeling, Trend Forecasting, Predictive Analytics, Azure Machine Learning, API Databases, Statistical Forecasting, Microsoft Power BI, Data Visualization
Data Cleaning/Excel Expert
2020 - 2022
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.
Focus areas: Microsoft Excel
Financial Reporting and BI Consultant
2016 - 2022
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.