Free finance training demos set to draw big crowds

South Africa's best training providers for finance professionals will share the stage during Finance Indaba Africa to demonstrate what training for tomorrow really means.

Training is key to a better future and the Finance Indaba Africa is acknowledging that in spectacular fashion by reserving the stage of Ballroom 4 exclusively for free finance training demos and a massive turnout is expected. Whether you want to master Microsoft Excel, financial modelling, IFRS, design thinking or your business partner role, this one is for you. If you want a taste of what's out there don't miss your chance to experience it first hand!

The incredible lineup consists of:

  • Excel Academy
  • Goalfix
  • W Consulting
  • Accounting Made Easy
  • The Finance Business Partner
  • d-school
  • Markitects

Here’s what your colleagues are lining up for:

3 October 2018 | Ballroom 4 | Sandton Convention Centre

10:00 - 10:45: Excel Efficiency Crash Course with Dan Stillerman, CEO and founder Excel Academy (pictured)
Become an Excel ninja in this high-impact crash course and stand a chance to win lifetime access to EXCEL UNI 2018 (worth R5,000).

11:00 - 11:45: Financial modelling essentials - prepare, predict and prosper with Colin Human, CEO and founder Goalfix
Do you want to take the guess work out of your business? Financial models allow you to increase predictability and make more informed decisions. In this powerful session from Goalfix founder and financial modelling guru Colin Human you will understand how good financial modelling can answer all your uncertainties, maybes and what-ifs. Don't miss out on the chance to develop your knowledge and help your business prosper!

12:00 - 12:45: Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing with Bruce Mackenzie, MD W Consulting
2018/9 are pivotal years for all companies. New accounting standards, interpretations and other pronouncements will change the way companies are reporting to stakeholders. Join Bruce Mackenzie, IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) member and CEO of W.consulting, a JSE accredited IFRS Advisory Firm, to discuss the key issues companies should be addressing in the coming years.

13:00 - 13:45: In successful businesses everyone speaks accounting! with Mark Samowitz, CEO Accounting Made Easy
Improved accounting literacy across organisations has been shown to significantly impact efficiency and boost business. In this unique session, Accounting Made Easy guru and CA (SA) Mark Samowitz, will share 10 ways to boost financial literacy in your organisation - guaranteed! If you want to take something out of FIA that will change the way you think about accounting you should not miss this!

14:00 - 14:45: Come and experience our master class on how to apply commercial acumen into your everyday work for insight and foresight in business decision support with Carol Lupiya, director The Finance Business Partner
Two critical MUST HAVE skills 'Insight & Foresight ' = (then you are driving) Business Performance. A true Finance Business Partner.
We'll share quick ways to apply your commercial acumen to your everyday tasks. We will also equip you with tips and templates for more impactful business performance reporting and collaboration.

You will get FREE tools and tips for immediate use: 
1. Performance results story outline 
2. Evolution Index Calculator (company performance) 
3. Three view budget modelling

15:00 - 15:45: Developing a customer-centric approach to new business opportunities with Dr Rael Futerman, programme manager d school
Framing innovation as the intersection of Desirability (what people want/aspire to), Feasibility (Technological possibilities) and Viability (Business opportunities), I will share insights as to how organisations can become more innovative through the development of a design-led culture.

4 October 2018 | Ballroom 4 | Sandton Convention Centre

10:00 - 10:45: In successful businesses everyone speaks accounting! with Mark Samowitz, CEO Accounting Made Easy

11:00 - 11:45: Excel Efficiency Crash Course with Dan Stillerman, CEO and founder Excel Academy

12:00 - 12:45: Come and experience our master class on how to apply commercial acumen into your everyday work for insight and foresight in business decision support with Carol Lupiya, director The Finance Business Partner (pictured)

13:00 - 13:45: Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing with Bruce Mackenzie, MD W Consulting

14:00 - 14:45: Financial modelling essentials - prepare, predict and prosper with Colin Human, CEO and founder Goalfix

15:00 - 15:45: The Neuroscience of Persuasion - Your key to effective leadership with Ian Rheeder, founder Markitects
Do you want to be a more effective leader? Are you looking for better ways to influence business and drive change? In this session, leadership and neuroscience expert Ian Rheeder will give you some of the insights and tools from the world of neuroscience that can set you apart as a leader and influencer. If you're serious about your responsibilities as a leader and professional then this is one session you should not miss!