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Futurist Craig Wing: Forces to watch out for in 2017

With the festivities of the new year now passed, we tend to reflect on the madness that was 2016. Undoubtedly, globally we will remember BREXIT and the election of President Trump as arguably two of the most “shocking” global events; events which left many of the “experts” reeling after their failed predictions. Herein…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 9, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

IBM’s Leslie Moodley: CFOs can become performance accelerators through technological advancement

Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and creating huge turbulences. Businesses are converging and unforeseen competitors are emerging. It is all about creating disruption and staying ahead of the curve, which is rising at a rapid pace. And amid all this change, CFOs still need to create profits for their enterprises, writes…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 29, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

New mining model needed, says 'most inspiring' accountant Coenie Middel

“In every industry, ground-breaking leaps into the future are being reported on an almost daily basis. All except for one – mining. Could it be that our current world view limits the way we think about mining companies? Could we invent a more powerful, more soulful, more meaningful way to mining? I think we can,” says expert accountant Coenie…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 1, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Insider threats: 10 questions CFOs need to ask - by J2’s John Mc Loughlin

CFOs need to actively manage IT risk, says John Mc Loughlin, Managing Director of software company J2: “It is vital that the CFO take an active role in managing this risk – as it appears IT may not have the executive drive to get it done themselves.” In this…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 18, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Peace of mind: Integrated Business Management at Lamb Weston / Meijer

"What has Integrated Business Management delivered for Lamb Weston / Meijer (LWM)?" asks CFO Peter van Wouwe - LWM being one of the world's largest companies in frozen potato products, appetizers and dehydrated potato flakes. "Peace of mind, that’s…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 13, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

INOVO's Thinus Janse van Rensburg: Four ways customers should drive a CFO’s IT spend

CFOs have traditionally not had to engage with IT. The CIO or other IT execs would simply recommend that the company adopt certain technologies without explaining how those technologies benefit the company. Buzzwords about technology and business processes can be impressive or baffling,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 23, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Integrated Business Planning connects strategy with execution and intent with outcome, says KMPG’s Charl du Toit

In the majority of organisations, planning, budgeting and forecasting (PBF) processes are flawed. KMPG’s Charl du Toit suggests that a fully integrated planning process is essential to deliver full benefit and value from the planning process – and help your organisation…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 16, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Internal audit can give you competitive advantage, says IIA SA's Claudelle von Eck

Organisations that have embraced internal audit, employ competent internal auditors and give internal audit the freedom to execute its duty in accordance with the international standards find that it’s not the unwelcome watchdog for which it's sometimes mistaken. In fact, internal audit can confer…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 2, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

It’s time to disrupt the funding landscape in SA, says Outsourced CFO's Louw Barnardt

Massive outflows of foreign capital from our borders. Slow economic growth and tough global trading conditions. Difficult regulations and red tape. Upscaling private companies in SA is a massive task. But if we’re serious about growing our base of job-creating private companies, something…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 25, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Building successful and compliant teams for Africa, by Citibank's Evita Nyandoro

I remember reading somewhere that in order to be successful in business in Africa you need deep pockets, patience, resilience and nerves of steel. Having worked in this space I cannot agree more.

By Evita Nyandoro, Sub-Saharan Africa Regulatory Reporting Head at…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 18, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

3 trends in the legal industry CFOs cannot ignore – by Yvonne Wakefield

The legal profession has remained essentially the same for the last few centuries. One could be forgiven for thinking that, other than the introduction of fax and then email for communication purposes, the profession has shown little aptitude for adapting to changing…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 4, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Finance vs. internal auditors: time to stop the bloody war

“Here come the auditors” is a rally cry that is often heard in organisations. Being in Internal Audit for twenty-five years I have found that there has always been a distinct sense of rivalry and antagonism between the finance department and Internal Audit. Very much like the Blues and the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Everything CFOs should know about fraud – a chat with EY’s Susan Breytenbach

“With fraud the devil is often in the detail,” says Susan Breytenbach, a leading partner in EY’s forensic services department. “For the CFO there is a fine balance between not being in the detail, whilst still maintaining control to ensure that the checking gets done by the appropriate…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 21, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

5 ways CFOs can save costs on legal services - by Yvonne Wakefield

As budgets are reviewed and department heads pressed to justify their spend, Heads of Legal or General Counsels (GCs*) shouldn’t be spared. Legal spend is one budgetary item that need not be as high as it often is. Discerning GCs have their ears to the ground and are aware of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 29, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight: what CFOs need to know about investing in Ghana

In this Expert Insight, our business advisor in Ghana, Eric Osei, talks CFOs through some investment considerations for international businesses that want to set up shop in the West African country. He outlines the natural resources, investment incentives and advantages of doing business in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 28, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight: Business regulations & registration process in Ghana

In this Expert Insight, our business advisor in Ghana, Eric Osei, talks us through the relevant rules and regulations for international businesses that want to set up shop in the West African country. He also outlines the 2-step registration process.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight - How cultural and social factors impact your business in Ghana

Your business success in Ghana can hinge on the way you speak about your family, the things you use your left hand for and your respect for religion. In this Expert Insight Eric Osei, business…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 5, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

IP theft, extortion and interuption - a new generation of cyber risks

CFOs should prepare for a new generation of cyber risks which are fast evolving, moving beyond the established threats of data breaches, privacy issues and reputational damage to operational damage, business interruption and even potentially…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 21, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Dumisani Dlamini - 5 ways public sector CFOs can get a clean audit

The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa recently received a clean audit and was praised by the Auditor-General South Africa, Thembekile Kimi Makwetu. NAC CFO Dumisani Dlamini…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 14, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight - 9 potential investment sectors in Ghana

The African continent has become the most exciting global economic story over the past decade. That narrative has fuelled optimism in its member states, which are now vying for the attention of international investors and businesses. Ghana is one of those countries. In this…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 7, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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