April 2015 Articles (17)

Simon Ridley, Standard Bank: Curiosity breeds good CFOs

“As CFOs we need to be trusted advisors, rather than critics,” says Simon Ridley, CFO at the Standard Bank Group and CFO of the Year 2014.  In the run up to this year’s CFO of the Year gala, we are publishing a short version of the interview we had with Simon for the first issue of the brand new CFO Magazine – which will be launched during the…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 29, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

World class tier 1 ERP for government

Admitting mistakes is not something we have come to expect from the governments. Lindy Bodewig, Chief Director at the National Treasury, admitted some mistakes were made while reflecting on the failure. These mistakes have provided national treasury with a much more sober and realistic outlook to the implications of implementing an ERP. During a candid round table with CFOs from the public sector, Bodewig charted the way forward and promised the anxious finance…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 24, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Newsletter: Reeza Isaacs, Finance Director Woolworths | What makes the perfect CFO | The CFO as IT evangelist

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday 23 April…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 23, 2015 at 11:01 — No Comments

What makes the perfect CFO? Platinum Member lunch and VIP Tour

Business partner, strategist, change agent, IT evangelist, operational genius … who is today’s successful CFO?  

This question was the starting point of an enlightening discussion attended by the CFOs Antionio Agostinello, Valsir Uneeq, Nichola Dewar, Postbank, Molly Gallant, Ryden International, Jo-Ann Pohl,…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 22, 2015 at 12:41 — No Comments

Reeza Isaacs, Finance Director Woolworths: enjoying the fast paced retail race

When the Woolworths CEO Ian Moir suggested that they have dinner, Reeza Isaacs didn’t think much of it. He was Managing Partner at services firm EY that audited the Woolworths account and there was a long standing relationship between the organisations. Then came the job offer and Isaacs hasn’t looked back. From…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 21, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

The CFO as IT evangelist? Top CFOs share their thoughts at CFO SA dinner

How are CFOs and their departments dealing with the digital winds of change inspired by technological advancement and disruptive start-ups? How is the role of the modern CFO adapting to this new environment and what skills are necessary to make these adjustments? These were some of the questions posed at the CFO South…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 16, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Interviews with nominated CFOs concluded, Awards judges to decide

All 32 CFOs that are nominated for the CFO Awards 2015 have now been interviewed by a representation of the…


Added by Joël Roerig on April 15, 2015 at 9:35 — No Comments

SA Premier Business Awards: Ramaphosa calls for development

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the SA Premier Business Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre on 9 April 2015. He urged the country’s entrepreneurs to think of their businesses as building blocks of social development, and not merely as…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Everything CFOs need to know about social media risk

Pornography, obscenity, piracy and your business - there are some things you wish you didn't know about social media...

The incessant daily nattering, cat photos and public outpourings of devotion for teen pop idols that are synonymous with social media may seem a world away from the office of the CFO. Which should not be interpreted as a criticism of any closeted C-suite Beliebers who might be reading this.  In all fairness, the overwhelming majority of digital…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 13, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

The right solution – keeping the wholesale retail industry focused


Business is powered by ambition.  According to a recent Circle Research survey, 64% of respondents listed the growth of business and revenue as their most sought after goal. The wholesale and retail sector is no exception, with key business goals including the…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 10, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Editorial: Is terrorism a risk for CFOs eyeing African opportunities?

With almost 150 students mercilessly massacred at the university of Garissa in Eastern Kenya last week, terrorism is suddenly top of mind again for (South African) businesses looking to move (further) into the continent. Within a week after the successful and…


Added by Joël Roerig on April 8, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Top class entertainment at CFO Awards

With this year's CFO Awards coming closer each day, we are excited to announce that we have secured the services of some top class entertainers to enliven the evening: Jacques Lagesse and Cristina Rodrigues. Together with chairman…


Added by Joël Roerig on April 7, 2015 at 13:33 — No Comments

Editorial: Nigerian elections boon for business

The way the Nigerian presidential elections have unfolded over the last few days must surely be the single best news in 2015 for CFOs whose businesses are - or want to be - active in West Africa. With bad examples from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast many feared the worst when it became apparent that the…


Added by Joël Roerig on April 1, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

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