Shivers after Steinhoff: all 2018 CFO Day Survey results

Revealed: 75 percent of CFOs are more cautious after recent scandals and 66 percent of CFOs eye the CEO role.

CFOs are more cautious after recent scandals (75 percent), feel South Africa is lagging internationally in the tech space (75 percent) and want to become more involved in dealmaking (92 percent). These are some of the outcomes of the annual CFO Day survey, which revealed a wealth of insights into the thinking of CFOs in 2018.

The 2018 CFO Day Survey was distributed during CFO Day, CFO Journey and the CFO & CHRO South Africa Women’s event in July and August 2018 and was filled in by a large number of top executives, 77 of them leading CFOs and FDs. All industries that make up the South African economy were well-represented, ranging from financial services, mining and technology to FMCG, hospitality and healthcare.

The CFOs were asked three questions in each of the following six categories: ethics, robots, career, transformation, dealmaking and 'adapt or die'.

  • The full results are available as a whitepaper. To download it, click here.
  • The full results will also be published in the Q4 edition of CFO Magazine, which will be available at Finance Indaba Africa on 3 and 4 October 2018. To register for the event and receive a complimentary copy, click here.