National Treasury's Silindile Kubheka nominated for CFO Awards 2018
Silindile joined the National Treasury in April 2016 from the Auditor-General of South Africa
National Treasury CFO Silindile Kubheka has been nominated for CFO Awards 2018. This is Silindile's debut nomination.
Silindile is a chartered accountant and certified internal auditor with certificates in risk management, corporate governance and project management. Starting out as a bookkeeper at Ngubane & Co in Durban, Silindile moved to Nkonki in Johannesburg to work with clients in the investment and telecoms space. After completing articles in 2007 and a short-term contract at the State Diamond Centre, she joined the internal audit division at KPMG. Silindile joined the National Treasury in April 2016 from the Auditor-General of South Africa.
The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', the CFO Awards recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.
The sole chartered accountant within the finance team, she is responsible for a finance team of 68, joins the minister and the DG in parliament on some occasions, but is mostly a background-operator.
In a previous interview with CFO South Africa, Silindile said the National Treasury has a massive role to play in making things better. “We are a training ground. We are appointing young people, they learn and then they leave and use their experiences, which is great. I am not apologetic about the fact that I want to contribute to black women progressing. There are not a lot of women in senior roles. For me, the DG and DDG are just a phone call away, but support for women is lacking in the lower levels. We need to break the barriers. There should be no limits based on colour or gender or age.”
The National Treasury is responsible for managing South Africa’s national government finances. Supporting efficient and sustainable public financial management is fundamental to the promotion of economic development, good governance, social progress and a rising standard of living for all South Africans. The Constitution of the Republic (Chapter 13) mandates the National Treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of public finances.