February 2015 Articles (21)

The CFO and technology: how lombard tyres stays on the high road with 4most

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Lombard Tyres, one of South Africa’s largest independent tyre dealers for the past 30 years, had a challenge to centralise its accounting, business management, stock control and reporting processes. Any CFO that has embarked on this kind of project, will tell you…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 27, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: CFOs warned for weapons of mass disruption | Great CFOs take risks | Shock after resgination SAB Miller CFO

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday February 26…


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Added by CFO South Africa on February 26, 2015 at 12:24 — No Comments

News: Shock after resgination SAB Miller CFO Jamie Wilson

The sudden resignation of SAB Miller's Chief Financial Officer Jamie Wilson has got a lot of people thinking. First of all, many people are wondering if his departure is linked to the rumoured bid the world's largest beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 25, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Steven Whiley (Neotel): great CFOs take risks

“A great CFO needs to have appetite for a certain level of risk,” says Steven Whiley, CFO at Neotel, South Africa’s second fixed line operator. Whiley is currently part if the negotiations for the sale of Neotel to communications giant Vodacom and has earned his stripes during a long and varied career as CFO in several industries. “The best CFOs can look at the balance sheet and understand from there what makes the business tick.”

Whiley joined Neotel in 2012, after helping…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2015 at 10:46 — No Comments

CFOs of Oceana, Spur and Ascendis Health speak to Awards judges

The work of the panel of judges for the CFO Awards 2015 might be a huge responsibility and - at times - a lot of work, but it is definitely never boring! On Thursday and Friday nominated CFOs from Africa's largest…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 23, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Lifehacker Martijn Aslander warns CFOs for ‘weapons of mass disruption’

After dazzling the CFOs and other top finance professionals with a barrage of inspiring technological innovations,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: CFOs shaken out of comfort zone | Awards judges interview nominated CFOs | Create business value through social investment

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday February 19…


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Added by CFO South Africa on February 19, 2015 at 14:48 — No Comments

CFOs shaken out of comfort zone during Get Smart event

CFOs were rattled out of their comfort zone yesterday during our Get Smart in 2015 event, hosted at the JSE Limited in Sandton, Johannesburg. In an extremely well-received key note speech, Martijn Aslander - from The Netherlands - told finance leaders they need to adapt or risk becoming…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 18, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Awards judges interview CFOs of Denel, MiX Telematics, Interwaste and DMR

Who is going to be the CFO of the Year 2015? It is up to the impressive panel of judges to decide who will climb…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 17, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Expert Insight: How to create business value through social investment

Whether social investment is central to your business or not, it is undeniable that all companies have social touch-points, which mean that companies influence, and are influenced by the societies in which they operate.

This is an expert insight by Neil Morris (top), Yoliswa…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 16, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Allan Mundell Director Nolands - The case for having auditor act as an interim CFO.

When should a company hire a CFO? It is a difficult question to answer said Nolands director, Allan Mundell but it usually came down to size and whether the business owner is serious about growth and sustainability.

If a business owner was not happy bringing in someone on a permanent bases, Mundell said they…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 13, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: 4 principles for Africa - Interacting | Finance as business partner | Strange insights from IT

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday February 12…


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Added by CFO South Africa on February 12, 2015 at 10:23 — No Comments

CFO Awards biggest and best on CFO calendar

With three months to go to the annual CFO Awards, we have been amazed by the excitement and anticipation the conference and gala dinner have already created amongst CFOs. With finance bosses of big banks,…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 11, 2015 at 15:17 — No Comments

Download program booklet and join Get Smart in 2015 CFO events in Johannesburg or Cape Town

Technology has changed the way we live and the way we work. The pace of change resulting from technological advancement has accelerated. We will discuss innovations and inventions as a result of technology on business and how it is exposing business opportunities.

Next week Nicky Newton-King (CEO JSE), Nishant Saxena (CFO Cipla Medpro), Frank Rizzo (Technology Sector Leader KPMG) and Dutch …

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 11, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Nishant Saxena (Cipla Medpro): Finance as business partner and in-house venture capitalist

Last year Nishant Saxena traded his job as CFO of pharmaceutical company Cipla India for a move to Cape Town, where he is now the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of Cipla Medpro. During the CFO event at the Cape Town Club on 19 February, Nishant will be the key note speaker. He will share some of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 10, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Greg Davis, Standard Bank: 4 principles for Africa - interacting

In January Greg Davis, CFO Africa at the Standard Bank Group, introduced his key principles for doing business in Africa and elaborated on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 9, 2015 at 8:56 — No Comments

5 questions for… Frank Rizzo (KPMG): weird relationships and strange insights from IT

Frank Rizzo is Partner and Technology sector leader for Africa at KPMG. During our upcoming events in …

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 6, 2015 at 10:12 — No Comments

Editorial: the bright side of headless chickens & impressive speakers

As we’re getting closer to our February events in Johannesburg (17 February) and Cape Town (19 February), I have the privilege of…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 4, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Fanus le Roux, CFO Africa – Middle East, Aurecon: being trusted is the ultimate reward

There are not a lot of South African CFOs who have experienced and contributed to such spectacular corporate growth as Fanus le Roux. When he joined Tshwane-based engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon (then Africon) 20 years ago, it had a turnover of R132 million. These…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 3, 2015 at 10:31 — No Comments

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