CFO 'Clean Audit' believes she is giving back to the community with this appointment.
Former Cross-Border Road Transport Agency CFO and 2015 CFO Awards nominee Rofhiwa Irene Singo has been appointed as a member of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) board by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Bonginkosi Nzimande.
Irene, who is popularly known as “CFO Clean Audit”, was also appointed as a member of the WESSA board in March 2020.
About her appointments, Irene said:
“I believe it is time to give back to the community. I am looking forward to adding value on these boards using the experience I have gained over 26 years and in my current role as a businesswoman.”
Irene added that she has spent the last year developing herself as an entrepreneur, attending the Raizcorp Enterprise Development Program under Barloworld’s sponsorship.
She is the owner of holding company Morokgo Investment, which addresses the transformation challenges that South Africa is faced with, including poverty, inequality and unemployment.
She is also the co-founder of a mining and equipment fund that aims to provide critical tools and infrastructure for emerging miners in the Exempted Micro Enterprises sector.
Prior to this, Irene served as the CFO of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA). She moved to CBRTA from the Department of Mineral Resources, where she was also the CFO.
She started her career working in a Thohoyandou branch of Standard Bank. She completed her articles with the Auditor-General in Pretoria, where she started in the finance department and later moved to audit and training. During her articles, she was seconded to Deloitte for further accounting work. She has also worked as a group accountant at Datacentrix, before deciding to join the government.
She was appointed as an FD in the Deeds Office and later moved to the Department of Rural Development, where she eventually became acting CFO.