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: Public Finance Leadership, a programme tailor-made for people with an interest in helping the country forward in the public sector.

Other programme highlights:

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Boardroom 3

14 October 2016 ONLY

10.15 - 11.00 Accountability for an effective and efficient government procurement system
This session will explore common control weaknesses and compliance failures seen in the public sector procurement through our work as internal audit and as reported by the Auditor-General; an analysis of key root causes; implications for the role of public finance officers; a review of key Treasury guidelines around the prevention of irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure; and global recommendations and how they apply within the South African context.
By: Bukkie Adewuyi (Director, Partner at SNG)
Hosted by: SizweNtsalubaGobodo

11.15 - 12.00 You can make the difference! Play your part to move from good to great…
There has never been a more challenging time to be a finance professional in the public sector. But the truth is that without exceptional finance professionals, South Africa will not succeed. In this session, the AGSA, together with successful public sector finance leaders, will reflect on why good financial management and strong governance are everyone's responsibility. And most importantly, why this is the best enabler of service delivery. Join this session for ideas on toughing it out, why passion is key and how you can make a difference.
By: Thembekile Kimi Makwetu (Auditor-General of South Africa)
Hosted by: AGSA

12.15 - 13.00 What can you learn from those who have been there and succeeded in public leadership?
It takes more than most people recognise to be successful in public service and although some of the skills can be learned before you get there, the reality is you will have to learn through experience. Join this session as we hear from leaders in public service about what they learned along the way and what you can do to become a more effective leader in public service.
Hosted by: CFO South Africa

13.15 - 14.00 What if your municipality lost all grants on 1 July 2017?
It's not easy to navigate the complex regulatory and technical landscape, but as a municipal finance professional you need to get on board or put your municipality at risk. Join us as we help you unpack the challenges of being compliant with the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) formats, and why technology will help you. This session will give you an unrivalled edge and ensure that your 2017 journey is a smoother, more effective one.
Hosted by: Bytes Technology Systems

14.15 - 15.30 Understanding Boardroom Dynamics: The CFO as the ultimate stakeholder manager (by invite only)
Hosted by: Standard Bank
Is your executive team a top team? With all the responsibilities that you bear in your role as the CFO you need to make sure the boardroom team functions at the highest level.

Sensible decision making in the boardroom seems to be a matter of rationality and facts. However, it is also a matter of relationships, emotions and politics. When is there a healthy amount of tension and when is it unhealthy? How can CFOs use their unique positions as custodians and drivers of financial efficacy to navigate the top table?

Programme
14:15 Welcome - Graham Fehrsen, MD CFO South Africa
14:20 CFO panel: The value of knowing - why relationships are everything
14:40 Q&A
14:50 CFO panel: Positively robust - staying the course when things get tough
15:10 Q&A
15:20 Closing remarks and thanks

Guest CFOs:
Umar Banda, Acting CFO City of Tshwane
Irene Singo, CFO Dept Minerals and Resources