Mike is a UK Chartered Accountant, US Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and an expert facilitator specializing in IFRS, US GAAP and IPSAS.
He has a long track record of delivering tailor made training solutions around the world with more than 20 years of experience spanning the Big 4 accounting firms as well as private and public entities.
Mike is responsible for the design and development of various IFRS, IPSAS and US GAAP training courses around the world from fundamental to advanced stages and has delivered workshops in most continents and across a wide range of cultures.
Mike was the co-founder, course designer, examiner and facilitator for the US GAAP Diploma for Chartered Accountants Ireland from 2008 to 2010. He co-authored a complete set of training materials in US GAAP. Delegates on this program were experience qualified accountants that attended 20 days of training to comprehensively cover US GAAP standards and pronouncements.
Over the past four years, he has delivered more than 300 training days training for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) in Bangladesh (IFRS), Cambodia (IFRS & IPSAS), Ghana (IFRS), Korea (IFRS) Nigeria (IFRS), Myanmar (IFRS & IPSAS), Philippines (US GAAP, IFRS and COSO control framework), Sri Lanka (IFRS), and Tanzania (IFRS & IPSAS).
During a three year period, he personally provided 200 training days to the majority of NATO finance staff, developed key sections of the IPSAS (IFRS equivalent for the public sector) NATO specific accounting manual, and served as a technical advisor on NATO implementation issues.
He has developed a 6 week IFRS training program in IFRS under a World Bank funded project for ICAEW for the Nigerian SEC in 2013. Each delegate received 30 days training over a 12 month period, and Mike personally developed the materials and questions for his training experience.
He will provide a blend of technical knowledge and practical experience as he himself offers such a skill set combination that will be invaluable to the overall success of the program.
He brings not only unparalleled technical expertise but also a unique ability to integrate technical financial accounting and management issues into the training environment through tailored, real-life exercises that underscore the practicalities of achieving agreed-upon learning objectives.