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Karim Lameer ACMA, CGMA, MSc. Financial Data Modeller

Introduction

I help enterprise finance teams build and improve business intelligence processes with commercial awareness and a proven track record of delivering high quality, innovative solutions that align with business goals.

I have worked in a variety of organisations from FTSE 100 companies to public sector organisations at all stages in Business Intelligence delivery focused on finance.

Skills

Advisory

  1. Prepare for the complexity in large projects and programs with proper data advisory and preparation.

Data Integration

  1. Automate reporting processes to speed up your reporting pipeline while simultaneously improving data quality.
  2. Build data models and data warehouses on a wide variety of platforms from Excel to cloud services.
  3. Migrate high quality data between systems aligned with business objectives.

Data Warehousing

  1. Data Modelling for Warehousing, Building Golden Sources of Data.
  2. Consolidate and standardize data from multiple sources in multiple formats to create a single version of the truth.

Business Intelligence

  1. Financial Modelling, Data Analysis, and Insight, Management Reporting, Dashboards.
  2. Build financial models for investment and control with budgets and forecast processes.
  3. Get to know your internal processes and environment with solid data analysis and insight.
  4. Act on all the right data available to you with relevant and focused management reporting and dashboards.

Testimonials

... Working against tight timelines and with very limited runway to onboard Karim played a critical role on the success of the project. He was very comfortable creating impactful analysis and bringing clarity on large and complex data sets from multiple sources.

Christos Christopoulos - Senior Finance Manager at Microsoft

... He brings a wealth of experience knowing how to organize data solutions efficiently and is able to articulate the different options available to the organisation.

Zaynab Zubair - Director- Change, Communication, Transformation

... successfully delivered beyond our expectations and showed a proactive approach that directly contributed to the completion of a challenging task.

John Mitchell - M3 Business Transformation Manager at Baxi Heating UK

... showed dilignecy and attention to detail whilst showing innovativeness in identifying, developing and deploying solutions to our travel agency partners.

Mahendra Balasuriya - Country Manager at I T Q Lanka

Selected Case Studies

Computer Storage Allocation At HSBC - Data Integration, Finance and Data Modelling

Integrating data out of multiple different systems in order to create a financial model for storage investment.

Data Migration as Skype - Data Migration, Process Automation and Documentation

Complete migration solution documented and handed over to business owners.

Reporting Process Automation at the NHS - Reporting Process Automation, Management Reporting, Dashboards

Create reporting solutions automating extraction and process from multiple data sources.

Education

CIMA UK - The Chartered Institute for Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a UK based professional body offering training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects. It is focused on accountants working in industry, and provides ongoing support and training for members.

MSc Information Technology Keele UK

- Keele University General IT Certification

Microsoft SQL Server Developer - Microsoft Certification for SQL Server

This exam is intended for database professionals who build and implement databases across organisations and who ensure high levels of data availability. Their responsibilities include creating database files, data types and tables; planning, creating and optimising indexes; ensuring data integrity; implementing views, stored procedures and functions; and managing transactions and locks.

Introduction to Data Science

This course covered a broad set of topics critical to practical data science: relational databases, MapReduce, NoSQL, statistical variety of algorithmic topics.

Core Competencies

Data Analysis

  • Python Stack Pandas, Numpy, Scipy, Flask, Django
  • Microsoft Stack VBA, Power Pivot Power BI
  • Complex Requirements Gathering
  • Reporting Proprietary/Open Source Software Analysis
  • Python Frameworks Flask and Django

Financial Modelling

  • Financial Modelling
  • Develop Business Cases
  • Financial, Data, Statistical Modelling
  • Data Consolidation
  • Complex Requirements Gathering
  • Reporting Proprietary/Open Source Software Analysis
  • Proposal Development
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Resource Allocation

Enterprise Applications

  • SAP in Finance GL, AR, AP, HR, Assets
  • Hyperion
  • Essbase
  • Sun Financials
  • COGNOS
  • SalesForce

Databases

  • SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB

Programming Languages

  • VBA
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Javascript
  • HTML

Statistical Packages

  • Python Numpy, SciPy, Pandas
  • R
  • Matplotlib

Webapp Development

  • Python Flask
  • Python Django
  • Bootstrap

Blog Posts

Financial Modelling Best Practices - Finance and Data Modelling

Some pointers I have picked up about creating useful financial models.

Excel Dashboards vs Online Dashboards - Reporting Dashboards

Tried creating reporting dashboards online and was happy with the result.

A Methodology for Data Mining Projects - Data Analysis Organisation

The best way to organize a data mining project for success.