KPMG throws its weight behind CFO South Africa


Professional services firm KPMG will be the principal sponsor for the next year of CFO South Africa, the dedicated networking and knowledge sharing platform for CFOs and Financial Directors. In addition to sponsoring six events, KPMG will be also be the main partner for the 2015 CFO Awards, a prestigious gala event that recognises leaders in South Africa’s finance world.

Announcing the partnership, Moses Kgosana, CEO for KPMG in Southern Africa said "CFOs are our biggest supporters and clients, so it is important that we're part of their community. We are very excited about our partnership with CFO South Africa and hope we will work together for many years to come."

Managing Director of CFO South Africa Melle Eijckelhoff is excited about the ways in which South African CFOs will benefit from KPMG's investment. "Since our inception in 2012, CFO South Africa has grown into an organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors to share knowledge, network, learn and inspire each other. Partnering with such a reputable firm as KPMG gives us even greater opportunities to contribute to a better South Africa."

"As a professional services firm, we see how important it is to collectively build intellectual capital in South Africa's finance sphere. CFO South Africa is an ideal platform to facilitate this by bringing together finance professionals to share information and experiences about various shared challenges," Kgosana said. The KPMG CEO also heads the senior leadership team for the African continent and sits on the Global Board for KPMG.

KPMG is a multidisciplinary professionals services provider of note, clear in its purpose to inspire confidence and empower change, with a vision to be the clear choice for our clients and people. The firm provides relevant service to clients, with deep industry insight. KPMG's last bi-annual CFO Survey showed that 60 percent of CFOs are happy in their jobs. "But most of them are struggling with talent management," noted Kgosana. "And in Africa, finance transformation - for example Shared Service Centres - also present many challenges. We believe many of these important issues can be addressed through our support of CFO South Africa."

About KPMG
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 155 000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG member firm is a distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

About CFO South Africa
Over 3 000 finance professionals have already joined CFO South Africa. Its annual flagship event is the CFO Awards, a gala event where CFOs of listed companies and large corporations are awarded for outstanding performance and leadership. The next annual awards take place on May 14, 2015 at Johannesburg's Summer Place.

For more information contact:

Caitlin Hawkin
Orange Ink (Public Relations Specialists)
KPMG Account Manager
[email protected]
+27 (0)83 391 4023

Jurriën Morsch
CFO South Africa
Community Manager
[email protected]
+27 (0) 11 083 7515

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