Rofhiwa Irene Singo

Rofhiwa Irene Singo, who is popularly known as “CFO Clean Audit” was appointed as the chief financial officer of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in April 2022. Prior to this she was CEO of the African Mining and Equipment fund and CFO of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency. She moved to CBRTA from the Department of Mineral Resources where she was also the CFO. She is also a member of CIMA as an Associate of Cost and Management Accountants (ACMA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She started her career in accounting by studying accounting at the Tshwane University of Technology. She then went back to her hometown, Thohoyandou, and worked in the local branch of Standard Bank. In 1996, when she was working for the University of Venda, she enrolled for a B.Compt degree with Unisa and studied part time. She then went to Pretoria, where she had the opportunity to do her articles with the Auditor General. However, because she had not yet completed her degree, she had to start at the Finance Department and later moved to auditing and training. Irene worked for a period of time as a Group accountant in the private sector at Datacentrix, and then decided to join government. She was appointed director of finance in the Deeds Office and later on moved to the Department of Rural Development, where she spent the longest time and became acting CFO of this department. 

Work
2022 - Present   Chief Finaancial Officer, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 
2021 - 2022        Chief Executive Officer, African Mining and Equipment Fund
2019 - 2019        Chief Financial Officer, Cross-Border Road Transport agency
2013 - 2019         Chief Financial Officer, Department of Mineral Resources
2011 - 2013         Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
2011 - 2012         Chief Director: Financial Management, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
2004 - 2005         Group Accountant, Datacentrix
1999 – 2004        Audit Manager, Trainee Accountant, Auditor General
1996 – 1999        Assistant Accountant, Payroll Accountant, University of Venda 
1993 – 1995        Teller, Customer Service, Standard Bank 

Education
1996 – 2002        BCompt Accounting and Finance, University of South Africa
1991 – 1993        IAC Diploma in Accounting, Technikon Northern Transvaal
1986 – 1990        Thengwe High School

About the Dept. of Justice: The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is the justice department of the South African government. The department provides administrative and financial support to the court system and the judiciary (which are constitutionally independent of the executive), oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of state, and facilitates law reform.

Company: Dept. of Justice

Job title: CFO

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