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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

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

The CFO’s approach to analysing an M&A transaction

An Expert Insight by Johann de Lange, founder of M&A advisory firm Pollination Capital*

M&A transactions are game changers for companies. They are usually large transactions when compared to other capital investments and tie up substantial resources and focus. They are normally also…

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Added by CFO South Africa on November 24, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

CA examination changes – good news or bad news?

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

Close to three quarters of CFOs of listed South African companies are South African Chartered Accountants (SAICA research published October 2014).…

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

Going to Ghana? Why CFOs shouldn’t lose out

Last week on the plane from Accra to Amsterdam, the lady next to me asked me: “Do you work for a NGO or for the government?” “Neither, I represent a private company and I just visited our branch office in Ghana”, I replied. This question from my fellow traveler illustrates the out-of-date image that many people still have of Africa: Africa as the continent where aid dominates the economy and all countries are the same.

Obviously, this image does not comply with reality.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on November 3, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Jonathan le Roux: Is Fraud in your rearview mirror?

5 myths among CFOs about fraud– and their reality checks

I once read an article that said ask the following question: “Is your financial information used as a brakelight or a headlight for your organisation?”

Depending on your answer to this, will also determine how you view fraud within your organisations and its impact on your financial position, liquidity, governance and brand reputation.

Some of my perspectives regarding CFO myths about…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 27, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Stanford Payne, Executive Coach: how to become a happier CFO

CFOs should remember the lessons about opportunity cost and plan better to have the careers and lives they want. That is the message of Executive Coach Stanford Payne, a CA who will be writing Expert Insights for this website over the course of the next year. To kick things off, we have interviewed him about…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 24, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Saying NO to the CEO!

An Expert Insight by Jonathan Yudelowitz, Joint Managing Director of YSA (Pty) Limited, Author of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Exeptional Business Leaders - “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”

Henry Ford famously said: “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”.

This quote perfectly sums up the challenge and opportunity for you as today’s finance professional.

The business world needs solutions. Quickly. Thinkers are needed. Not just gatekeepers. But with every challenge there usually is an even bigger opportunity.

How will you stand out as the business leader and finance professional that is finding remedies?

More than numbers

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 30, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

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