CFO Profile: Rofhiwa Irene Singo | Department of Mineral Resources

Rofhiwa Irene Singo | Chief Financial Officer | Department of Mineral Resources

Rofhiwa Irene Singo - current CFO of the Department of Mineral Resources - grew up with limited resources to pay for college. However, this never affected her ambition to become a Chartered Accountant (CA). Singo's career as CFO started at the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Singo is proud to have helped every department she has worked for to attain qualified audits. She has encouraged and taught the the managers in the departments to become more accountable and waste less time on meetings. By doing so, she has also managed to lessen the amount of overtime being taken.

Singo feels like the cost of human capital is weighing the goverment down. "I prefer 10 competent people and a good system over 134 non-competent people." Singo is a popular mentor, both inside Finance and out. "My door is always open for anyone," she says. For her work as CFO for the Department of Mineral Resources she has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2015.


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Nationality: South African
CFO Since: August 2013

Career:

2013 - present

Chief Financial Officer - Department of Mineral Resources

2011 - 2013

Acting CFO - Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

2005 - 2013

Chief Director Financial Management - Department of Rural Development

2004 - 2005

Group Accountant - Datacentrix

1999 - 2004

Adit Manager, Trainee Accountant, Financial Practioner- Auditor General

1996 - 1999

Assistant Accountant, Payroll Accountant - University of Venda

1993 - 1995

Teller, Costumer Service - StandardBank of South Africa

Education:

  • University of south Africa - B.compt hons ( CTA), Accounting B.compt.hond

  • University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika - B.compt, Accounting and Finance

  • Technikon Northern Transvaal - IAC Diploma In Accounting, Accounting and auditing