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Serial No: 19340

List top 5 skills: analytical, budgeting, corporate reporting, financial management, strategic
Short Bio:

I am an experience Chartered Accountant, based in Lagos Nigeria with a global mindset and ready to work in any part of the globe.
I possess skills and competencies in strategy, budgeting, financial management and can work in a senior management role

Current location: 

Lagos Nigeria - View on map

Nationality: 

Nigerian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, accounting and finance, General Management

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Skills & Competencies

Adept at using ICT tools as a driver of business

Strong Leadership and Managerial Skills with ability to mentor and develop subordinates

Deep Knowledge of Strategic & Operations Planning and Management

Project Management Skills, and ability to prioritize

Versatile and vastly knowledgeable about modern trends in HR Planning, Administration and Personnel Mgt

Conversant with a variety of IT tolls for ERP Planning in terms of Payroll and also for project management

Highly Financially literate and able to gather and analyze data, and make sense out of a large mass of data

Strong Modeling Skills

Work Experience 

DIRECTOR OF ORIGINATION

Weiji Capital LLC

February 2014 – Present (11 months)Lagos

Business Development,

Deal flow in respect of origination, structuring and financing of companies for both debt and equity capital

Financial Advisory Services

Business due diligence

Business Process Re-engineering

MD/CEO

MIL REAL ESTATE LTD April 2012 – May 2013

APAPA LAGOS.

This role provides strategic leadership for a commercial, industrial and luxury real estate investment and development Company, with overall responsibility for delivering the business and financial targets as approved by the Board. Accountable for developing institutional structures and practices for the enhancement of the corporate brand whilst creating new products and cultivating new customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Articulate a compelling medium to long term strategy geared towards harnessing opportunities within the market, revolutionizing the industry and achieving agreed ROI for shareholders.

• Evolve sound management and business reporting practices that support decision making whilst enhancing the agility of the company in the competitive business environment.

• Manage relationships with key stakeholders.

• Manage the developmental needs of the direct reports while driving the attainment of business targets.

• Drive the development and implementation of business policies and procedures.

• Inculcate a culture of planning and proactive maintenance within the organisation and strict compliance with budgetary provisions.

• Review the company s competitive environment and ensure appropriate measures are taken to increase market share and awareness.

• Plan and direct the organisation’s activities to achieve stated/agreed targets and standards tor financial and operating performance.

• Monitor and manage adherence to regulatory standards and requirements.

• Follow up on Regulatory approvals

• Planning and Scheduling all upcoming projects

THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS STRATEGY

WALL STREET, NEW YORK,

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

POST HELD: Executive Global Partner, Business Consulting 2010 – 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES

Consulting for Fortune 500 Companies on all range of Advisory Services including the following

Balance Sheet Management, Sales Management, Customer Service Management, Capital Adequacy levels, cashflow and Working Capital Planning

Project Finance Structuring and Funding

Risk Management, advising on all aspect of risks companies face

Advising on Business Expansion Opportunities, including M & A and Change Management opportunites

Advising on Strategic Planning process to refine firm’s mission, vision, values and assess its market opportunities

Working with the Board of Directors and top management to review the company’s products and services to establish their core and specialty products and services

In conjuction with top Management, evaluating and overseeing 3rd party alliances to enable company to develop strong strategic vendor relations

Reviewing Potential clients pipeline to ensure good fit and helping to develop robust proposals in order to build enduring clients relationship

Advising the company on risk management including Insurance and legal interface, and the ability to quickly understand the key value drivers in a business and use this knowledge to influence how operational problems and risks are managed

EXPRESS DISCOUNT LIMITED

(CBN licensed Discount House Engaged in Corporate Finance, Real Estate Project Finance, Asset Management, Venture Capital, Stock and Securities Trading)

Marine View Plaza,

60 Marina, Lagos

POST HELD: Group Head, INTERNAL AUDIT Feb. 5th, 2009 – 31st January, 2010

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibility for advising the company on the N10B+ portfolio of Real Estate Investment

Developed financial model for the project appraisal of the N3B finance of the Oluwole Urban Market by ARM properties

Due diligence and appraisal of the marketing and off-take requirements submitted by ARM Properties

Due diligence and appraisal of N1.5B project finance granted to Notore Chemicals for acquisition of Land & Building Assets

Financial appraisal of proposed Luxury Housing development by UGUR Bars Ltd in Ikeja GRA

Developed Financial model for several other projects, as well as preparation of a financial appraisal report of the viability of the projects regarding repayment, off-take requirements and rental value forecast and projection

Responsibility for the Group Enterprise Performance Management

Responsibility for over-seeing the day-to-day activities of the department

Liaising with External Auditors, CBN & NDIC Inspectors in respect of Queries on the Financial Statements of the Company

Preparing and reporting on business plan and performance

Advising Business on Value optimization within commercial and supply chain

Reducing working capital cost through better management of debtor, inventory and creditors

Re-engineering various business processes such as Treasury, Risk Management, Corporate services and logistics to reduce cost, improve performance and customer service

Overseeing Budgeting and Financial Control of the Company

Providing Assurance on the Integrity and sanctity of Financials Statements

Partners with Senior Management to achieve Company-wide strategic and business objectives

Providing Periodic Reports to the Board of Directors on the financial state of the company

Providing Periodic independent assessment of the integrity of business processes

Overseeing the implementation of effective Risk Management processes, systems and controls across the company

Providing continuous assurance that the business, systems and operational risks exposures the company faces are understood and managed appropriately

Handles fraud detection, special investigations and crisis management as may be required from time to time

Monitoring compliance of all Units with set standards and policies viz a viz – HR, Corporate Services, Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investment Management and Support Services respectively

GF Investment & Trust,

16, Betty Pride Plaza, Ajao Estate, Lagos.

(07/2004 – 12/2008)

General Manager/Chief Operating Officer

GF Investment is an Investment and Asset Management Company that specialises in Real Estate Investments

As General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of the company, I had the following responsibilities

Developing Innovative Venture Capital solutions

Sourcing, Structuring, Execution and monitoring of equity company investments

Overseeing exits from Portfolio companies

Chanelling Private Equity Investments into business, real estate assets

Provide financial advisory services on re-organization and restructuring

Provides specialist investment advice on economically viable Real Estate Investments

Advising on property acquisition, development and disposal

Providing advice to the company on all aspects of Town planning Laws, Building Designs and construction standards as it affects Real Estate development and investments

Connecting Investors and entrepreneurs

Identifying, analyzing and recommending investments

Performing due diligence and developing business development plans

My accomplishments included driving the performance of the company to achieve a 100% increase in revenue and profitability as a result of energized business devlopment and marketing.

The company surpassed its budgets and growth targets, by moving from a revenue of N2B to N4B, with profitability increasing from N1B to N1.5B

GF Investment & Trust,

16, Betty Pride Plaza, Ajao Estate, Lagos. (07/2000 – 06/2004)

Divisional Head, Finance & Admin

Finance & Accounting Function

Tax & Fiscal Management

Preparation & Analysis of Financial Statements

Budgeting & Budgetary control

Receivables & Payables Accounting, Capex & Opex

Project Management

Analysis of Operating Performance

Liaison with external regulatory bodies

Recommend the creation of risk asset to increase Business office profitability

Monitor organizational liquidity and interest rate exposure in line with best practice

Overall responsibility for management, coordination and development of logistics function

Ensure that the procedures for procurement purchasing and storage of goods and services are in place and meet the specified requirements.

Update, review and approve training to relevant staff on the Company Logistics System

Coordinate all transport of goods and personnel including internal/local flight schedules

Manage vehicle insurance contracts, and ensure that all transport users are familiar with the provisions of these insurance policies;

Oversee the on-going maintenance and running of Company premises.

Ensure the smooth running of offices and staff houses; ensuring that adequate supplies, staffing and support systems are in place.

Overall responsibility for Human Resource coordination, People Development and Training and Corporate Services

Ensuring Appropriate settlement of 3rd party cheques and transactions

Afribank Nigeria Plc

51/55 Williams Street,

Off Broad Street, Lagos

Manager, Finance & Accounts (09/1993 – 06/2000)

Finance & Accounting Function

Tax & Fiscal Management

Budgeting & Budgetary control

Receivables & Payables Accounting, Capex & Opex

Project Management

Analysis of Operating Performance

Liaison with external regulatory bodies

Recommend the creation of risk asset to increase Business office profitability

Monitor organizational liquidity and interest rate exposure in line with best practice

Maintain Market intelligence on domestic and international money markets

Forecast the financial needs and requirements of the organization viz-a-viz corporate objectives

Identify and recommend potential investment opportunities

Developing Risk Management Methodologies, model risk, internal controls, capital risk and Insurance

Quarterly Branch Inspection and Credit Review

Business Analysis, Internal Control & Risk Management

Analysis of Operating Performance

Liaison With External Regulatory Authorities – Tax & Audit

Advising and Monitoring Internal Control Procedures

Preparation of Management Accounts

Responding to Audit queries and request

Coding and classification of Accounts

Signature Verification

Daily call over of vouchers

Strategic Management and budgeting

Dosu Fatokun & Co (Estate Surveryors & Valuers) (June l991 Dec. l992)

Supervising and Coordinating Leasing Transactions

Valuations of Real Estate Properties Plant and Machinery

Perfection of C of O on behalf of Clients

Follow up with Legal Practitioners on behalf of clients for advice on Real Estate

Education

University of Lagos

(2001)

Master of Business Administration, Business Administration

B.Sc Estate Management (2.2) (1991)

Certifications

Chartered Accountant (ACA)

(1998)

Languages

English

International Experience

Nigeria (Current)

Geographic Preference

Nigeria:

Other Sections

Attributes

• 10+ years of financial management experience

• Established and demonstrated ability to deliver

• Experience in providing the infrastructure required to support significant company growth;

• Exceptionally strong technical skills in finance, accounting, and analysis, planning and forecasting skills;

• Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop senior level staff;

• Proven experience in managing and working with the Board of Directors;

• Tough-minded and able to continually challenge the status quo in a respectful manner in order to help the organization reach the next level of performance: a passion for expense management and continuous operational improvement;

• High personal and professional standards of ethics and integrity;

• Intelligent, strong conceptual skills and a keen business acumen with bottom-line orientation: proven history of working with operating management to “deliver the quarter”;

• Proven track record of contributing to the overall strategic direction and general management of the company with the ability to work comfortably and collegially with the other members of senior management;

• Proven ability to “hold my own” during presentations and conference calls with investors;

• High level of energy, the ability to create a motivational climate which will inspire subordinates’ best efforts;

• Strong communication skills demonstrated through the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively through verbal and written presentation and connect with every level in the organization

• Hands-on, entrepreneurial style, as well as a strong desire for action and results: the ability to work effectively in both a corporate and operations organizational set-up;