Mike worked at KPMG from 1982 until 1999, initially as a tax specialist and then as a financial modelling consultant. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Principal Consultant responsible for developing KPMG’s London-based financial modelling service. During this time he wrote a Financial Modelling Handbook which set out the standards for KPMG’s financial modelling work, and he was also involved in re-designing and presenting training courses in financial modelling, both within KPMG and to external clients.
In 1999 Mike left KPMG to fulfil a longstanding ambition to travel around the world. On his return to the UK in 2000 he then set up his own financial modelling consultancy, TheModelAnswer.
Following are examples of some spreadsheet models developed by Mike over the course of his career:
- Trading terms evaluation
- Pricing decision support
- Transport franchise bid
- Power generation industry
- Debt restructuring
- Payroll and tax grossing-up
- Lease evaluation and rental adjustment
- Management accounting and consolidation
Mike has also been responsible for a wide variety of other modelling and decision support work:
- Planning and valuation model
- Corporate restructuring model
- Investment appraisal workshop
- Rail transport model (in PC Express)
- Executive information system (in Holos)
- Multi-dimensional planning model (in Holos and C)
Mike’s degrees and qualifications include:
DMOD (1999) – Diploma in Management and Organisation Development, Henley Management College
FCMC (1998) – Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants
MIAP (1985) – Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers
ATII (1984) – Member of the Institute of Taxation
ACA (1982) – Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
MTh (1977) – Old Testament Studies, Kings College London
MATS (1975) – Biblical Studies, McCormick Seminary, Chicago
MA (1974) – Classics and Theology, Exeter College Oxford
Mike’s other interests include community mediation, travel, walking, cycling, alternative therapies, performance art and unicycling.
Mike has conversational French and Spanish and some German. In addtion to his travels in 1999-2000, he has worked in Bahrain, Kuwait and the USA.