Mr Big 4 To IB
I am an audit & assurance professional with over 6 years of experience serving banks, investment, and private equity firms. I have been privileged to provide guidance to large multinational banks and private equity firms whilst providing assurance and due diligence services. I am skilled at identifying problems and providing insights that have distinguished me throughout my career.
Undergrad School: University of Lagos
Undergrad Major: Accounting
Age: 30, Ethnicity: Black or African American
Other Degree/Certification: Masters Degree in Financial Management
School Name: Heriot Watt University
Extracurriculars: Community/Faith - Director (Non-profit) - supported missionary work and missionaries serving in remote rural communities, created opportunities for volunteers and provided financial and educational support to children & families affected by crisis., Activities at Work - Project Lead – Annual Soccer Tournament; spearheaded organization of event and led planning, contracts negotiation, execution and firm wide communications.; Captained Unit Soccer team & Coached Unit female Soccer team(and won gold); Co-led planning and organizing Unit's annual strategy retreat.;, College - President/Executive - Accounting Students' Association & National Accounting Students' Conference; Led school department's first ever national accounting students' conference with students from schools over the country in attendance; Key team player on Class, Departmental & Faculty soccer teams winning two gold and two silver medals.
Title: Engagement Incharge
Industry: Audit & Assurance, Investment Management Practice
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos
Title: Associate to Senior Associate
Industry: Audit & Assurance, Financial Services Institutions (Banks)
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 5 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Exceeding expectations on all projects and all FY at my local Big 4 firm which granted a unique opportunity to for a Global Mobility program at a firm in NYC; Leading projects & teams very early in my career giving me early exposure to help C suite executives and board members; having made presentations to a few inspired critical conversations around the bank’s future; Led cross border team serving public listed group investment management company in USA, UK & Asia and developed associates.
Post MBA Goal:
I have always been in love with finance from college. I have gained a lot of experience in accounting as a CPA and ACCA and I believe it is the best time to move into Investment Banking. I am passionate about providing financial strategy and structure that will help companies create wealth for investors and build skills for future social impact investing.