Webinar reveals how CFOs can keep their businesses resilient based on Covid-19 learnings

Sage’s AME FD Jordaan Burger shares his tips for CFOs of the future working in a digital era.

On 6 October, CFO South Africa will host a webinar in which Sage Africa and Middle East financial director, Jordaan Burger, reveals how the company had to shift overnight to a remote working business model while still continuing to providing global and local support to its customers.

He will share insights into his approach to contributing real value to the regional executive vice president, providing access to data that would be used to make smart business decisions while ensuring a smooth transition to remote working.

“What the Covid-19 pandemic exposed was the number of inefficiencies in processes that would otherwise not have been glaringly apparent to finance departments,” Jordaan says. “Businesses that were leading the way in the adoption of technology were able to adapt very quickly to these changes; those that were behind the technology curve are now playing catch-up.”

Based on learnings over the last few months, Jordaan will explain how finance professionals can ensure they have the necessary skills to ensure their businesses remain resilient, relevant and, above all, competitive.

He says most senior finance decision-makers see the value of digital technology. “They have realised how modern analytics and automation can help them, and they are applying that knowledge to direct their businesses towards a more digital agenda. Part of this process is streamlining finance functions by accessing and analysing relevant data.”

Jordaan will be joined by FutureProof SA CFO, Lerato Nkabinde, who believes the role of the CFO has changed from number-crunching to being a driver of business acumen. She will share her views on how tobecome a valuable business partner by collaborating with business stakeholders.