Cross-Border Road Transport Agency: Rofhiwa Irene Singo

Irene Singo has been the CFO of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency since 2 January 2019.

Interview: “CFO Clean Audit”

Rofhiwa Irene Singo, who is popularly known as “CFO Clean Audit” was appointed as the chief financial officer of Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) as of 2 January 2019. 

When we asked her about her appointment, she said: 

“I hope to learn about the regularity framework of the flow of passengers and freight by road across regional borders.” 

Read more: Irene Singo new Cross-Border Road Transport Agency CFO

She moved to CBRTA from the Department of Mineral Resources where she was the CFO.

She is also a member of CIMA as an Associate of Cost and Management Accountants (ACMA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). 

She started her career in accounting by studying accounting at the Tshwane University of Technology. She then went back to her hometown, Thohoyandou, and worked in the local branch of Standard Bank

In 1996, when she was working for the University of Venda, she enrolled for a B.Compt degree with Unisa and studied part time. 

She then went to Pretoria, where she had the opportunity to do her articles with the Auditor General. However, because she had not yet completed her degree, she had to start at the Finance Department and later moved to auditing and training. 

During her articles she was shortly seconded to Deloitte for further accounting work, to maximise her exposure. 

Irene worked for a period of time as a Group accountant in the private sector at Datacentrix, and then decided to join government. She was appointed director of finance in the Deeds Office and later on moved to the Department of Rural Development, where she spent the longest time and became acting CFO of this department.

In August 2013, she moved to the Department of Mineral Resources, where she was appointed CFO.

2019 - Present    Chief Financial Officer, Cross-Border Road Transport agency
2013 - 2019         Chief Financial Officer, Department of Mineral Resources
2011 - 2013         Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Rural                                                        Development and Land Reform
2011 - 2012         Chief Director: Financial Management, Department of Rural                                        Development and Land Reform
2004 - 2005         Group Accountant, Datacentrix
1999 – 2004        Audit Manager, Trainee Accountant, Auditor General
1996 – 1999        Assistant Accountant, Payroll Accountant, University of Venda 
1993 – 1995        Teller, Customer Service, Standard Bank 

1996 – 2002        BCompt Accounting and Finance, University of South Africa
1991 – 1993        IAC Diploma in Accounting, Technikon Northern Transvaal
1986 – 1990        Thengwe High School

About Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA): The C-BRTA provides dedicated service to cross-border road transport operators, in the form of market access regulation, issuing cross-border road transport businesses.