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10 steps to a successful exit strategy

Exit strategies, involving full or partial change of ownership for the best possible value, are under-publicised and don’t receive much attention in South Africa, with many local businesses on board with Mark Cuban, who said: “Don’t start a company unless it is something you love and an obsession. If you have an…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 31, 2015 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Prof. Watson: 5 areas of improvement for integrated reports

A fellow adjudicator of EY’s Excellence in Integrated Reporting awards asked me to identify 5 areas where companies should be focussing on in order to improve their integrated reports.  This is my response based on my review of the 2014 integrated…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 17, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight - 10 reasons to do business in Ghana

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 3, 2015 at 9:23 — No Comments

Aarti Takoordeen, CFO JSE: Role of the CFO in Africa

The role of Chief Financial Officer has never been more complex than it is today.  This is due to the fact that the CFO’s operating environment is typified by managing stringent regulation, and managing increasing shareholder scrutiny and economic uncertainty.

By Aarti Takoordeen, CFO at the JSE Limited

  • This article originally appeared as a Word from the JSE in the first ever CFO Magazine, launched in May 2015.…
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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Free trade revolution, an Expert Insight by Venter Labuschagne

The establishment of a free trade area in 26 African countries is going to be a revolutionary development for the continent. In…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 15, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Risk in Africa - an Expert Insight by Dianna Games

African stalwart and Shoprite chief executive Whitey Basson is well known for looking on the bright side of risk in African…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 8, 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

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

Everything CFOs need to know about social media risk

Pornography, obscenity, piracy and your business - there are some things you wish you didn't know about social media...

The incessant daily nattering, cat photos and public outpourings of devotion for teen pop idols that are synonymous with social media may seem a world away from the office of the CFO. Which should not be interpreted as a criticism of any closeted C-suite Beliebers who might be reading this.  In all fairness, the overwhelming majority of digital…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 13, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Financial systems upgrades: a 6 step guide for CFOs

Embarking on a software upgrade can be a daunting and uncertain task for many CFOs, often clouded in over technical terms and confusing jargon. Regardless of the reason for your upgrade there are basic common components which each CFO should be familiar with before embarking on any software…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 30, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Prof. Watson: 6 tips to get to grips with IFRS 15 (Revenue)

The publication of the new standard on revenue, IFRS 15, in May 2014 is the most significant change to IFRS in the last couple of years.  Almost every company earns revenue in some form or other, and for most of those companies revenue is the single largest figure in the financial statements. Preparers need to prioritise getting to grips with how IFRS 15 will impact their business.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 23, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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

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. Last month he explained the finer details of the second i: interacting. In…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 16, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

7 tips for CFOs who struggle to delegate

The raison d'être of organisations is to enable groups of people to work together and achieve what they would be unable to achieve as…

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

Dumisani Dlamini: public CFOs should involve line managers

Line managers in government departments, municipalities and other public institutions should prioritise financial management and public CFOs should help them with that, argues Dumisani Dlamini,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Expert Insight: How to create business value through social investment

Whether social investment is central to your business or not, it is undeniable that all companies have social touch-points, which mean that companies influence, and are influenced by the societies in which they operate.

This is an expert insight by Neil Morris (top), Yoliswa…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 16, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

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

In January Greg Davis, CFO Africa at the Standard Bank Group, introduced his key principles for doing business in Africa and elaborated on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 9, 2015 at 8:56 — No Comments

Rethinking financial disclosures in integrated reports

An Expert Insight by Alex Watson – Richard Sonnenberg Professor of Accounting, College of Accounting, University of Cape…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 2, 2015 at 8:28 — 1 Comment

Expert Insight: Why the tweet are CFOs not online?

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Greg Davis, Standard Bank: 4 principles for doing business in Africa

This week's Expert Insight comes from Greg Davis, CFO Africa at the Standard Bank Group and one of the nominees for this year's CFO Awards. He shares some key principles for doing business in Africa and elaborates…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 12, 2015 at 9:08 — 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

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