Ifeoma Taylor – Financial Controller

Ifeoma Taylor, is a brilliant scholar and a well-grounded financial expert with specialty in performance management, project evaluation, business valuations and due diligence reviews, portfolio management and financial analysis, corporate restructuring, international business strategy, streamlining of corporate financial operations, including full responsibility for international financial reporting, policy formulation and cost reduction.

Prior to joining Bell Oil & Gas, she was the Financial Controller and Head of Strategy at Netplusdotcom (a leading FinTech company). In that role, she was a finance business partner to the company’s leadership, providing value-added advice on developmental areas, business strategies and driving overall profitability of the business. She provided insightful information in compliance with IFRS along with analysis of business performance issues and opportunities.

As the senior Finance Manager at CHI Limited, she led the team on vendor due diligence assignment carried out with PwC which led to the Coca Cola’s 40% acquisition of the business. She also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she applied broad industry experience in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) implementation and conversion being IFRS certified from ACCA. She developed the Index Eco Sludge Technology Business Plan and managed the valuation of a foreign equity based investment at Index Petrolube Africa (Oil & Gas) where she held the position of a Finance and Business development manager. While at Analytics Secure Associates, she was a lead consultant and was a faculty member for major trainings on entrepreneurial development and finance for non-finance managers for corporations such as the NNPC, Egbin power supply (PHCN), etc.

Ifeoma holds first-class honors degrees in Finance and Applied Accounting from the University of Lagos and Oxford Brookes University, UK respectively. She also holds a distinction in a Masters degree in Finance from Edinburgh Business School (EBS) Scotland, United Kingdom, finishing as the best graduating student from the business school.

Ifeoma is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, (ACFE), USA.

A recipient of several awards (both locally and internationally recognized), her hobbies include travelling and writing professional articles. She is a member of the Edinburgh Business School training faculty (Approved Learning Partner). Ifeoma Taylor is happily married with two kids.