Toluwani Adeseri, Finance Expert in Lagos, Nigeria
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Toluwani Adeseri

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Lagos, Nigeria
Toptal Member Since
April 20, 2021

Toluwani is a CFA charter holder and seasoned finance professional. He has helped companies raise over $7 million in seed and debt funding in the last two years. Toluwani has worked as an investment banking analyst, consulted for a Big Four firm, and led the corporate finance teams at other companies. He advises clients as a financial planning and analysis (FP&A), financial model, valuation, and pitch book expert.

Career Highlights

Assistant Manager
KPMG Professional Services

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
University of Lagos

Certification Highlights

CFA Institute
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

Case Studies

Work Experience

Head of Corporate Finance and Revenue Assurance

2020 - PRESENT
Global Accelerex
  • Prepared a five-year forecast for the company and its subsidiaries, which resulted in an undisclosed eight-digit USD investment.
  • Led a team of six analysts and associates to recover over $300,000 from various sources.
  • Conducted the due diligence of prospective target companies with recommendations provided to the investment committee.
  • Built a five-year business case model for two successfully launched products.
  • Assisted the team that prepared and consolidated the company's annual budget.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Finance, Budget Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Analysis, Fintech, Pitch Deck Consultant, Consumer Lending, Consumer Banking, Forecasting, Revenue Management, Excel 365, Pricing Models, Financial Modeling, Africa, Accounting, Bookkeeping

Assistant Manager

2019 - 2020
KPMG Professional Services
  • Built a financial model to establish a proposed pan-African payment settlement system with an investment target of above $3 million.
  • Provided vendor due diligence transaction advisory services to an international private equity investor on the proposed disposal of their investment.
  • Provided valuation services for a strategic investor on their proposed investment in the logistics arm of an indigenous oil and gas midstream/downstream operator.
Focus areas: Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure, M&A (Sell-side), Valuation, Financial Model Auditing, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant, Forecasting, Revenue Management, Excel 365, Africa

Project Coordinator/Finance Associate

2016 - 2019
  • Acted as project coordinator and a member of the finance team that supported the acquisition of a 1,000 hectare land in a free trade zone area with an estimated valuation of $216–336 million.
  • Prepared internally and externally targeted presentations, financial models, and documentation to regulators and individual/foreign institutional investors towards taking possession, title issuance, and off-plan acquisition of the project land.
  • Prepared cash flow forecasts/business plans towards the acquisition of similar land projects.
Focus areas: Investor Presentations, Pitch Presentations, Valuation, Cash Flow Analysis, Real Estate Development, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Excel 365, Pricing Models, Startups, Africa, Bookkeeping

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

2013 - 2016
  • Prepared a budget model for the 2015 and 2016 financial years and a five-year forecast, which captured the peculiarities of the consumer finance operations of the firm and resulted in a 70-80% savings over the purchase of a general budget software package.
  • Developed several models and presentations, instrumental in closing deposit mobilization and strategic sales partnership deals of above $1 million.
  • Participated in several deals, which included debt factoring (N200 million), dollar deposit deals ($1 million), etc., for the company.
  • Prepared a strategy document and a five-year financial projection for new branches for regulatory (CBN) approval, which was granted and resulted in the opening of four additional branches within the state.
Focus areas: Budget Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Research, Strategy, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Analysis, Fintech, Pitch Deck Consultant, Consumer Lending, Consumer Banking, Forecasting, Revenue Management, Excel 365, Pricing Models, Startups, Financial Modeling, Africa, Accounting, Bookkeeping

Investment Analyst

2012 - 2013
Renaissance Capital
  • Provided input on projects involving sell-side advisory, mergers and acquisition, capital raise across financial services, oil and gas, and consumer sectors.
  • Analyzed revenue and costs for business units to track performance against budget, note, and investigate sources of variances.
  • Conducted company and industry research (using Bloomberg, Capital IQ, etc.) for investment analysis.
  • Prepared draft pitch books and financial models involving the valuation of target companies.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Pitch Books, Research, Valuation, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Forecasting, Excel 365, Africa

Financial Analyst

2011 - 2011
Sahara Group
  • Generated accurate monthly and weekly variance analysis reports with insightful recommendations to support management decision-making.
  • Part of the team involved in the preparation, review and justification of budgets for exploration in prospective oil assets.
  • Participated in the 100% IFRS conversion process for the company's financials.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Excel 365, Africa, Accounting, Bookkeeping

Funds Transfer Officer

2010 - 2011
Zenith Bank
  • Completed clients' interbank and intrabank fund transfer requests within the stipulated service level agreement on a daily basis.
  • Processed customer cheques and validated customers' dividend warrants for onward transfer into customers' accounts with 98% accuracy.
  • Posted financial transactions into the relevant ledger accounts of the bank's ERP at a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Excel 365, Africa, Accounting, Bookkeeping
2006 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

University of Lagos - Lagos, Nigeria



CFA Institute



Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria


Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Cost-benefit Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Consumer Lending, Forecasting, Accounting, Cash Flow Modeling, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Fundraising, Due Diligence, Financial Model Auditing, M&A (Sell-side), DCF Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Revenue Management

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Geographic Expertise


Industry Expertise

Financial Services, Real Estate Development, Energy, Food & Beverage, Consumer Finance


Financial Analysis, Pitch Presentations, Investor Presentations, Excel Expert, Treasury Management, Investment Analysis, Business Planning, Business Plan Consulting, Activity-based Costing, Fintech, Pitch Deck Consultant, Consumer Banking, Excel 365, Bookkeeping, Budget Modeling, Infrastructure, Grant Proposals, Pricing Models, Startups, IFRS Financial Reporting, Treasury & Liquidity Management, Equity Investment, Manufacturing, Cash Flow Analysis, DCF Modeling, Pitch Decks, Pitch Books, Research, Treasury, Strategy, Business Strategy, Debt Financing

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