Innocent Gumbochuma


Job Title: CFO

Company: South African Qualifications Authority


Innocent has been the CFO of the South African Qualifications Authority since November 2022 after being the CFO of the Quality Council of Trades and Occupationsfor four years. 

He joined the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations in 2013 as the director of finance and procurement and was promoted to CFO in 2018. Prior to this, he served as the senior manager of finance and supply chain at Umalusi for four years. He has also served in various accountant and analyst roles with NMB Technologies, Silvercote Investments, Reserve Bank and Civil Aviation Authority respectively. 

Innocent has an MBA, advanced diploma in business and accounting, B.Com accounting honours degree and a project management certificate.

He is a qualified chartered accountant (SA) with experience in various finance and accounting roles at middle and senior levels. 

Innocent was nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards, and again for the 2024 CFO Awards, for his work as the CFO of the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations. 

2022 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, South African Qualifications Authority
2018 – 2022          Chief Financial Officer, Quality Council of Trades and Occupations
2013 – 2018          Director of Finance and Procurement, Quality Council of Trades and Occupations
2009 – 2013          Senior Manager of Finance and Supply Chain, Umalusi
2008 – 2008          Banking and Investment Administrator, SABMiller
2007 – 2008          Financial Accountant, NMB Technologies
2005 – 2007          Treasury Accountant, Silvercote Investments
2004 – 2005          Financial Analyst, Reserve Bank
2002 – 2003          Assistant Accountant, Civil Aviation Authority

2014                        MBA, Tshwane University of Technology Business School
2014                        Advanced Diploma in Business and Accounting, ACCA
2003                        B.Com Accounting Honours, Midlands State University
2008                        SAP-ERP Financials Certification, SAP International
2009                        Project Management Certificate, In-House Course

Profile of the African Qualifications Verification Network

About company: The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF and the custodian of its values and quality character. 

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