September 2014 Articles (17)

CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 1: successfully playing devil’s advocate

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 1 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he talks about the business support role of a CFO and the challenges a mobile…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 30, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Careers: Fredericks CFO Telkom, Stewart moves to Tesco

Deon Fredericks was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Telkom, the country's biggest fixed-line telephone group that is in the process of reinventing itself. Fredericks is not entirely new to the job. As Deputy CFO he had been acting in the position since October last year, when CFO Jacques…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 29, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Miles Fisher, partner at Mazars: passion for audit

“As an auditor you have the opportunity to get exposure to numerous companies and industries,” says Miles Fisher, partner at audit and advisory firm Mazars. Fisher is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a real passion for auditing and says he is always ‘lecturing’ young talent not to leapfrog into the business environment too soon. “People often don’t realise the massive learning opportunities the position of auditor offers.”

The biggest misunderstanding about auditing is that…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 26, 2014 at 11:12 — No Comments

Newsletter | Keynote Speaker Bob Head, CFO SARS | Department of Mineral Resources: CFO Clean Audit | Cloud lightens your balance sheet

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday September 25…


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Added by CFO South Africa on September 25, 2014 at 15:10 — No Comments

Editorial: CFO South Africa!!! Thank you...

The header of this article might sound a bit ostentatious or even self-serving, but there is a good reason that this ‘thank you’ is topping this first editorial. It is the subject line of an email that was sent to us by Tumelo Alvin Mosimane,…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 24, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Rofhiwa Irene Singo: I am known as CFO Clean Audit

Popularly referred to as “CFO Clean Audit”, Rofhiwa Irene Singo leads the Finance Department at the Department of Mineral Resources, and has a remarkable story of perseverance to tell. Irene, as she prefers to be called, has been instrumental in turning around the failing financial reporting at three public…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 23, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Meet Chantelle Booysen-Fourie, community manager for CFO South Africa

“People prefer to do business with people they like and trust,” says Chantelle Booysen-Fourie, CFO South Africa’s highly energetic Community Manager. “This has been my experience throughout my life and my career,” she reveals, explaining how well this thinking aligns with her new challenge of connecting…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 22, 2014 at 9:03 — 1 Comment

Lesley Plaistowe, Partner at IBM: cloud lightens your balance sheet

"You don’t want your balance sheet weighed down by assets,” Lesley Plaistowe, Partner Financial Services at Technology firm IBM told the CFOs that attended our Digital Transformation event on 11 September in Johannesburg. During an inspiring presentation – Digital Transformation and New Business Models –…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Microsoft seeks conversation with CFOs to “see magic happen”

"As a technology company, we don’t have enough conversations with the CFO,” confessed Rory Headon-Weeks. During CFO South Africa’s successful Digital Transformation event on Thursday 11 September, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Microsoft South Africa gave the CFOs present some fascinating insights in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 17, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Jurgens Myburgh, new CFO at Datatec: “I strive to be multidimensional”

“I strive to be a multidimensional CFO,” says Jurgens Myburgh, who recently swapped an impressive career in Corporate Finance at Standard Bank for a role as CFO at information technology group Datatec. In anticipation of learning from more experienced peers, Myburgh has joined CFO South Africa as a platinum member. “It will be great to network with like-minded people, bounce ideas off experienced individuals, gather intelligence on best practice and stay up to date. You can’t…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 16, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

CFO SA meeting needs of private AND public CFOs

Last Thursday and Friday were such busy days for the directors and editor of CFO South Africa, that we didn't really have time to reflect yet – but what days they were! First of all there was the Digital Transformation event in the Tintswalo at Waterfall hotel, which probably was our…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Fascinating insights at Digital Transformation event

Digital transformation… For some CFOs and FDs the term equals headaches, internal resistance or pricey solutions. But other Chief Financial Officers have found out that the better use of modern IT solutions has equipped them to fulfil their role as true partner to the CEO. During a successful and well-attended event in the Tintswalo at Waterfall hotel in…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 11, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Inspiring meetings with CFOs of Eskom and Minerals department

It is widely agreed upon that what South Africa needs is inspiring leaders, most of all in the public sector and at parastatals. That this country is not short of the individuals who have been cut from the right cloth, became once again apparent during our recent meetings with Rofhiwa Irene Singo and Tsholofelo…

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Added by Joël Roerig on September 10, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Siboniso Mdluli, CFO FNB Swaziland: Mobility crucial for career development in finance

“Professional mobility is the best thing for anyone who wants to grow and develop his career both from a professional and technical perspective. It is best way to broaden your global business knowledge and accelerate  career advancement,” says Siboniso Mdluli, who joined FNB Swaziland as Chief Financial Officer after 10 years of professional accounting and finance experience at PwC. Mdluli recently joined CFO South Africa as a platinum member and is keen to learn and share…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 9, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Mazars: "CFO South Africa a crucial initiative"

"CFO South Africa is a crucial initiative," says Nazreen Pandor, Director of Business Development at Mazars, an international organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. "When Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors from the private and public sector come…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 9, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

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