About Michael Lockyear
I am a Chartered Accountant, and am passionate about learning and technology.
I have worked as an auditor, management consultant, corporate trainer and university lecturer, in multiple countries.
I have helped dozens of organizations solve problems in areas ranging from systems implementation to financial reporting, and have also served on the Audit Committee of one of South Africa's metropolitan municipalities.
I have lectured university-level courses and presented seminars, to thousands of people, on a variety of topics including: accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), finance for non-financial people, budgeting, fraud prevention and public sector financial regulation. I have developed training and assessment material for a number of organizations in South Africa and abroad.
In recent years, I have explored the intersection of my various interests and built an on-line learning platform called TutnIQ, please check it out!
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University and an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa. I am also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Work with me!
Business coaching and technical consulting
Not ready to employ a costly finance guy, or sign an expensive contract with a “Big Four” consulting firm, but still in need of on-demand support?
A once-off consultation via phone or Skype (30 minutes to an hour) costs approximately US$400 dollars. This includes a follow-up call (if needed) and an hour or two of research time.
For ongoing support, in the form of 1 or 2 weekly Skype calls, the cost is between US$1 500 to US$2 500 per month.
Do you need help with a business plan or a budget? Perhaps the IFRS treatment of an unusual accounting issue is keeping you up at night? I might be able to solve your problem. The fee for this service typically falls between US$1 500 and US$5 000.
Large consulting projects
I can assist South African organizations (public and private sector) in dealing with auditors, development of business processes and procedures, and implementation of financial systems.
Training material development and licensing
Development of a course outline for a 6-12 hour workshop or seminar on an accounting, finance, or other business-related topic costs approximately US$300.
Development of training material for a one-day seminar or workshop, on a finance or business-related topic, costs approximately US$3 500. This includes participant handouts (in MS Word format), PowerPoint slides and Excel templates where applicable. For generic topics, I offer content licenses at a fee of US$1 000.
I am able to deliver on-site finance, accounting and managerial seminars and workshops customized to your organization's requirements. This service is typically only available to South African clients.
All fees are billed and payable in advance. For corporate clients, I can make local banking arrangements in the USA, UK, EU and South Africa. For private individuals I can make local banking arrangements in South Africa and the EU. I also accept payment via SWIFT and crypto-currency (BitCoin, Monero, etc).
The best way to contact me is via email: [email protected]
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Please note that I can only respond to communications in English.
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