December 2014 Articles (15)

CFOs of Woolworths, Denel and UIF among nominees for CFO Awards 2015

As 2014 draws to an end, more and more nominees for the CFO Awards 2015 are revealed. Supermarkets and retailers…

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

Newsletter: Judges CFO Awards 2015 | Minister Meyer endorses CFO SA | We are living in a new renaissance

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday December 18…


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Added by CFO South Africa on December 18, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Editorial: KPMG provides CFOs for JSE firms, Madonsela finds "improper conduct"

Here at CFO South Africa we of course think that Chief Financial Officers have the best jobs in the world. At KPMG they are clearly thinking the same! Not only has the professional services firm…

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Added by Joël Roerig on December 17, 2014 at 12:27 — No Comments

CFO Awards 2015 judged by impressive group of industry leaders

One of the biggest success factors of the inaugural CFO Awards in May this year was the impressive panel of judges that was willing to interview and adjudicate each and every candidate for the various award categories. Not only CFO of the…

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Added by Joël Roerig on December 16, 2014 at 9:02 — No Comments

Minister Meyer endorses CFO South Africa’s public chapter

“The public chapter of CFO South Africa is a great institution.” Those were the words of Dr Ivan Meyer, minister for finance in the Western Cape, when we spoke to him in the margins of the…

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Added by Joël Roerig on December 15, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Expert Insight: Explorer Martijn Aslander: we are living in a new renaissance

Martijn will be the Keynote Speaker at the CFO South Africa Events February 17th in JohannesburgFebruary 19th Cape Town, the CFO Awards 2015 and the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 12, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Newsletter: Common CV mistakes | Good governance good for business | CEO JSE Keynote at CFO Events

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday December 11…


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Added by CFO South Africa on December 11, 2014 at 11:08 — No Comments

Editorial: Sony CFO Kenichiro Yoshida as role model & common CV mistakes

If modern CFOs ever needed a role model, Kenichiro Yoshida could be their man. Described as “blunt”, Sony’s new Chief Financial Officer has bowled over influential publications like Wall Street Journal and Financial Times and restored faith in the flailing Japanese business giant by asking…

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Added by Joël Roerig on December 10, 2014 at 12:28 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Shabeer Khan (DTI): CAs should consider the government

While Shabeer Khan, Chief Financial Officer of the dti, admits to dreaming of becoming an astronaut, a Formula One racing driver and even a fireman as a young boy, he would now like to encourage young Chartered Accountants (CAs) to take the route that he has taken.  At the age of 34 he confesses to having considered other career prospects but working for Government was a conscious decision for him and he assures us that nothing compares with the daily fulfillment he gets…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 9, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Take a selfie: what’s lacking on the CV of the CFO?

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 8, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Master Class Kerry Jenkins, Head Regulatory and Compliance KPMG: "Good governance is good for business"

Good governance is good for business, was the underlying message of the Master Class hosted by Dr Kerry Jenkins, head of the Regulatory and Compliance unit at KPMG, at the CFO South Africa Event Risk, Compliance & Control Forum at the Cape Town Club last week.

Dr Jenkins said given the plethora of laws, regulations and a number of pending changes , it was easy for a CFO to feel overwhelmed by what that they were now expected to know. “The changes happening in regulations…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Newsletter: The power of a CFO | Choose consumer over product | Join CFO Events Get Smart in 2015 in JHB and CT

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday December 4…


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Added by CFO South Africa on December 4, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

Editorial: The power of a CFO, Moving into Africa & what to think of brain drain?

Yesterday I had the privilege of chatting to Casper Troskie, the experienced CFO of Liberty Holdings. He re-affirmed what CFOs have started telling me over the last year or so: communication skills are a crucial asset for a Chief Financial Officer or Finance Director these days.…

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Added by Joël Roerig on December 3, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

CFO of the Week: Austin McDonald (Promasidor): choose the consumer over the product

When Austin McDonald became a Chartered Accountant, he was already “the world’s worst engineer”. Although he is a self-professed “maverick” the Finance world has clearly suited him much better than engineering did, especially after he joined the family’s business: Promasidor. Now his CV boasts a successful rescue operation, a handsome R9 billion annual turnover and unequalled insight into African opportunities. “When looking at African countries, be consumer driven and not product…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Stanford Payne: Does a CFO on ‘sabbatical’ actually have burnout?

An Expert Insight by Executive Coach Stanford Payne.

More and more you hear that staff, colleagues,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 1, 2014 at 9:37 — No Comments

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