May 2015 Articles (18)

7 things CFOs should know about tax in East Africa

In March CFO South Africa's principal sponsor KPMG brought a team of its most eminent tax experts from all corners of Africa to Johannesburg to speak to a gathering of CFOs during the Moving into Africa event in the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton.

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 29, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Editorial: View from the top

As editor of CFO South Africa I often have the privilege of visiting Finance bosses in their offices. One day I find myself navigating the grimy labyrinth of Germiston on my way to see Interwaste FD André Broodryk, the next day I park next to a shiny specimen of the latest Badger infantry…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 27, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Meet Anoj Singh (Transnet), double CFO Award winner 2015

When Transnet CEO Brian Molefe was 'redeployed' to save Eskom earlier this year, that was largely due to his successful tenure at the state-owned company responsible for South Africa's rail, ports and pipelines. And it's an open secret that Molefe's success at Transnet is for a big…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight: The evolution of the CFO

The CFO has become a very popular animal to study. If you want to learn more about its behaviour in the wild, you can read about CFOs in hundreds of research papers and reports that are available on the web. Most researchers are looking for what the world’s most successful CFOs have in common. So what are they…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 25, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

5 things CFOs should know about tax in West Africa

In March CFO South Africa's principal sponsor KPMG brought a team of its most eminent tax experts from all corners of Africa to Johannesburg to speak to a gathering of CFOs during the Moving into Africa event in the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 22, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Editorial: young CFO award winners & an endorsement by Prof. King

Lets first get the bad news out of the way. After the formidable Aarti Takoordeen won the Young CFO of the Year Award in 2014, there were exactly zero female award…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 20, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Meet Deon Viljoen (Alexander Forbes), CFO of the Year 2015

One of the first things Deon Viljoen told the panel of judges during his interview for this year's CFO Awards is that he had "aged in dog years" in the past 7 years as Chief Financial Officer at Alexander Forbes, the country's largest retirement fund…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 19, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Productivity Ninja Martijn Aslander shows CFOs the future at Awards Master Class

Lifehacker and “productivity ninja” Martijn Aslander delivered a thought-provoking Master Class, entitled “The exponential organisation – surviving the 21st century” at Thursday's CFO Conference before the annual CFO Awards…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 18, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

CFO Awards 2015: as it happened (with all the quotes!)

Alexander Forbes CFO Deon Viljoen was named CFO of the Year 2015 last night during an incredibly successful CFO Conference and Gala Dinner at the Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Our dynamic reporter…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 15, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Alexander Forbes CFO Deon Viljoen named CFO of the Year 2015

Deon Viljoen, Chief Financial Officer at South Africa’s largest retirement fund administrator Alexander Forbes, has been named South Africa’s CFO of the Year 2015. The award was presented on Thursday 14 May 2015 at the end of an inspirational conference and gala…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 14, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

And the winner is... anticipation skyrockets for 2015 CFO Awards

The judges have picked their favourites, the votes have been tallied and the winners are... As CFOs are polishing their shoes, picking their best evening dress and searching their cupboards for their bow-ties, anticipation rises and tension is palpable - the CFO Awards 2015 are upon…

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Added by Joël Roerig on May 13, 2015 at 9:49 — No Comments

Anoj Singh, Transnet: the appeal of the public sector for CAs

“If you want to be a great CFO, you need to be in a position where you can learn to manage a complex organisation,” says Anoj Singh, Group Chief Financial Officer at the dynamic State-Owned Company (SOC) Transnet and winner of two CFO Awards at the annual gala evening on 15 May 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 Anoj for the first issue of the brand new CFO…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 12, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Financial Reporting Paradigm

While spreadsheets allow for the easy design of extensive financial reports with a wide range of analysis and design options, they do have notable limitations.

This is particularly the case when an organisation grows in size and complexity and you are still required to use spreadsheets for the main function…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 8, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Colin Brown, Super Group: a CFO that doesn’t understand IT is at risk

“I believe that a CFO that doesn’t understand IT is at risk,” says Super Group CFO Colin Brown, whose recipe for success includes his deep understanding of IT, something he believes will aid any CFO tremendously. Brown was the winner of both the Finance Transformation and Strategy Execution award at the inaugural CFO of the Year event in 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 Colin for…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 5, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

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

In January Greg Davis, CFO Africa at the Standard Bank Group, introduced his key principles for doing business in Africa and elaborated on being in control. In the following months he also wrote about …

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 4, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

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