FACULTY I AUSTIN ANYAOGU
Austin is a professional business advisor with significant experience in diverse sectors of the economy. His experience spans audit, accounting & finance, project management, business development and consulting and he has over 20 years of working experience cutting across different sectors.
He is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied Accounting (1989) with an MBA in Banking and Finance from University of Nigeria in 1998. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (FCE) and Associate Member (AMNIM) Nigerian Institute of Management
Austin work experience started with Uloko Thomas & Co, a firm of Chartered Accountants where he was Senior Consultant, Tax & Business Advisory. He also worked with TRANSCON GROUP, Group Internal Auditor and he later moved on to become the Project Accountant of INDEV Group (Managers of Niger gas Ltd). He became the Chief Accountant of Air Liquide Nig Plc. in 1998 and later joined Standard Trust Bank Plc. (now UBA) where he started his banking experience. His banking experience spans Diamond Bank Plc., Diamond Mortgages Ltd (Subsidiary of Diamond Bank Plc.) where he was Divisional Head, Finance and Operations and later FinBank Plc. where he assisted in business development in two regions before he retired to join S.M.A.R.T. Advisory limited as partner. He presently leads a group of committed professionals at Dan and Dave Consulting Limited to providing exceptional business support that helps clients fulfil their business objectives.
Austin’s area of expertise covers setting up internal audit system, fraud detection, investigation and report writing to the management/board for actions and resolutions, financial and tax audits, policy formulation on both Finance and Operations, budget preparation and implementation, financial advisory, project management, due diligence, restructuring and divestment of projects.
He is an astute trainer as he has facilitated different training programs Fraud Detection and Investigation, Anger Management, Accounting for Non-Accountants, Financial Audit and Reconciliation, Customer Service, Selling Skills for Effective Marketing, Organisational Behaviour Clinic, Effective Business Communication, Business Leadership etc.