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Managers, take bullets for your teams

Building a culture of trust is an integral part of team building and ensuring that you have a thriving work environment, conference attendees were told during a discussion at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, between the financial director of Curro Holdings, Bernardt van der Linde, and Sasfin Bank Limited…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 22, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Poor leadership the cause of poor financial performance, says Kimi Makwetu

Many of the country's municipalities are often found wanting when it comes to the management of their finances, as well as the management of the disciplines that encourage transparency for there to be accountability to the country's citizens. So said Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, speaking at Finance Indaba Africa on 12 October 2017. Citing…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 12, 2017 at 17:21 — No Comments

How to achieve the GREAT thing? Finance Indaba keynote Stan Slap reveals

Pulling off big projects is exhilarating, exponentially growing your profits is awesome, but are you achieving the GREAT thing? Are you building a better future? We spoke with Stan Slap, the world’s foremost thought leader on culture and leadership, who will be opening…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 3, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Leadership insights from leading executives

Modern CFOs is being called upon to take a more prominent role in leading their organisations, in many instances, filling in for the CEO. As such, technical competency is no longer enough to succeed at the elite level and leadership qualities become more significant. We delved into our archives to bring you…

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

Skills CFOs need to survive: exceptional insights at June's #CFOSummit

With the purse strings in their hands and the demands of their board, stakeholders and personal lives, CFOs face numerous pressures, especially in the current volatile market. The latest CFO Summit equipped them for survival and future success.

By Iga Motylska

The hour-long masterclass entitled Talent, Culture and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 15, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Three skills to prise open the C-suite

You may feel that years of hard work may be enough to break the glass ceiling and join the ranks of the financial elite in the corner offices and upper echelons of management, but you’d be better off thinking more strategically about your skills development plan. Being technically proficient in your job is a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 24, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

5 signs that you are CFO material

There is only one CFO position in a company and as such, it is a coveted spot, with many financial executives vying to make the shortlist. How do you know if you are CFO material and if there is anything that will stand against you when it comes to the final reckoning? Here are five sure-fire signs that you can do…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 6, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Take lessons and inspiration #findaba16 back to work: SAICA CEO Terence Nombembe

"Let's take the lessons and the inspiration from the Finance Indaba Africa with us and use it in our daily jobs," said SAICA CEO Terence Nombembe at the opening of day 2 of #findaba16. In an impassioned plea, he…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 14, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Careers on the couch: women need to put themselves forward - #findaba16

Two women share their views on what women need to do to achieve success in the finance industry, and how they can uplift other women along the way.

By Georgina…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Finance Indaba programme: Public Finance Leadership - #findaba16

The Finance Indaba Africa 2016 is almost upon us and it is time to start looking at what exactly lies ahead at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 and 14 October 2016. Every day until the event, we will shine a light on the parts of the amazing programme. Today:…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 7, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Influencing through presence - executive assistants’ breakfast with Inge Walters

“The role that you play is hugely important and hugely influential but very tricky because where do you draw the line? What’s healthy and how do you establish boundaries?” Inge Walters, founder of Eve Learning, a company which focuses on leadership development for women, asked guests at…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 15, 2016 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

How can women leaders reach their full potential? A chat to Inge Walters

“Corporate culture is the most important driver of women’s confidence in their own success. In general, corporate culture still has a preference for more masculine leadership styles, making it more challenging for women to lead,” says Inge Walters, facilitator and coach at Eve Learning, a company she founded in early 2015 and which focuses…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 11, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

How to become the world’s most inspiring accountant: a chat to Coenie Middel

"We have always believed passionately in the role accountants play in creating a better world by helping to make businesses more successful, creating jobs and generating wealth," says Coenraad 'Coenie' Middel, whose firm Middel & Partners has been named as one of the most inspiring accountancy practices in the world and has been included in the recently published ‘The World’s Most Inspiring…

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

3 lessons for the leader of 2020 – a chat with KPMG’s Heidi Volschenk

Leaders of the future need to be able to continuously adapt to different people and situations, says Heidi Volschenk, Director: Learning & Development at KPMG. In this exclusive interview with CFO South Africa, Heidi chats about her career, the secret to time management and three…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 15, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

"Keep doing what your're doing & you'll fail" - Keith Coats

"As you look to the future, the surest way to fail in tomorrow's world is to continue doing what you're doing today." So says Keith Coats, founding partner of TomorrowToday Global, an international consultancy that focuses on the future of leadership, global trends, strategy,…

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

Standing up for what’s right - public sector CFOs discuss leadership and fear

A round table for public sector CFOs took a fascinating turn when one of the participants told how she had stood up against wrongdoing and taken her superiors to court. Hosted by CFO South Africa and partner KPMG the discussion on 15 March 2016 at the Marion on Nicol focused on…

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

From the MD: Building a community of practice for CFOs in 2016

In my first 100 days as the MD of CFO South Africa I have been struck by the number of incredible professionals that make up the South African finance eco-system. Finance professionals who reach the top rung, regardless of whether they work in large listed entities, private companies,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 11, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

From the MD: Perspective - an elusive but important career guide

It is easy to get caught up in your day to day grind and never lift your head long enough to see the horizon. Most of us have, at one point or another, found ourselves in that dreaded cycle of counting down the week days wishing for a weekend. If you’re fortunate enough to have a job that is truly…

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

CFOs are myth busters, says retiring Standard Bank CFO Simon Ridley

“As CFOs we need to be trusted advisors, rather than critics,” says Simon Ridley, CFO at the Standard Bank Group and last year’s CFO of the Year.  In an exclusive interview with CFO South Africa, Ridley talks about the myth busting…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 22, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

From the MD: You can't buy experience

You can listen carefully and take notes. You can write a to-do-list and focus on your day to day actions, but the harsh reality of life, and particularly a professional life, is that you can't buy experience.

By…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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