September 2011 Articles (6)

How to achieve a powerful position at work?

We came across this very interesting read on The feature is written by Gary Hamel: Professor of Strategic & International Management at London Business School, and co-founder of the Management Lab.

Power has long been regarded as morally corrosive, and we often suspect the intentions of those who seek it. Indeed, the lust for dominion is so unseemly that…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 28, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

South African CFO remains cautious

Although the crisis in Europe and the United States might seem far away, they are very, very close. South African CFOs are very aware of that, proves the 2011 Deloitte CFO Survey.  “South African CFOs are cautious about the future, perhaps wisely so.” The survey reveals that while…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 28, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

CEO as the typical corporate fraudster?

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are the fastest growing percentage of corporate fraudsters, according to a survey by forensic audit firm KPMG.

In its report titled “Who is the typical corporate fraudster?”, KPMG’s analysis of global patterns of fraud, it says 26 percent of fraudsters are chief executives – up from 11 percent in 2007.

The report indicates that a…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 27, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Nedbank Group and Gold Fields achieve Ernst & Young excellence

For the first time ever two companies, Nedbank Group and Gold Fields, have been declared the joint overall winners in the annual Ernst & Young Excellence in Corporate Reporting Survey.

The annual reports of the top 100 JSE listed companies by market capitalisation are evaluated by an independent team of experts from the University of Cape Town’s Department of Accounting and competition for…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 23, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Top 5 (Soft) Skills for Finance Professionals aims to increase the knowledge of CFOs in South Africa as well as exchange ideas and information. As an example of useful topics to be discussed within this online community, we showcase a Top 5: Necessary (soft) Skills for finance professionals - according to the finance professionals themselves.

We asked some top finance professionals for their ideas on the most important soft skills in their field. This is…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 20, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments


Soon this section will feature various Q&A’s with leading CFOs and Managing Directors of South African Industry. In the mean time, let us take the opportunity to introduce one of our editors by means of a similar Q&A, allowing her to introduce both herself and this brand new website.

Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Inge Abraham, a political scientist,…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 16, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

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