“Our growth opportunities are in corporate South Africa,” says Shahied Daniels, Chief Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). The 30 year old organisation currently has about 7,500 members, most of them accountants, tax specialists and other finance experts that service small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). “But our offering is also interesting for professionals in big businesses, because not everyone is a Chartered Accountant.”
On Tuesday night Daniels met with CFO South Africa at the Hilton hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. He elaborated on the history and the position of SAIPA and his ambition to grow the organisation's membership with 50 percent in the next five years. "One of my other projects is to target government and we recently got a foot in the door at the treasury of Gauteng province."
The full account of the meeting with Daniels will appear on this website at a later stage. In the picture: Daniels (middle) with Melle Eijckelhoff (left) and Steffie Bosman (right) of CFO South Africa.