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Leading innovation

By Michelle Perry Information technology investments are now falling under the remit of chief financial officers. Michelle Perry looks at their essential considerations in plotting an IT strategy for companies. For the past two decades the paths of finance and technology have been gradually converging, but the pace of this change over the past five… Read More Leading innovation

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How CFOs can enable digital innovation

By Jemelyn Yadao It is already well known that technology is redefining the role of the chief financial officer, and this will only continue. Jemelyn Yadao finds out how CFOs can better lead the charge towards digital transformation for companies despite the risks that come with it. Connie Leong has had to surmount various hurdles… Read More How CFOs can enable digital innovation

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From CFO to CEO

By Robin Lynam Top-notch analytical skills and a strong strategic mind-set are well-known characteristics of a chief financial officer, which are also important attributes for those who are looking to become chief executive officer. Robin Lynam talks to some successful CFO turned- CEOs about their career development paths to find out what more is needed… Read More From CFO to CEO

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Growing investor confidence

By Cobus Grové With the weakening rand and increasing interest rates, every CFO has to take drastic measures to ensure that investors are confident that their investment is in a safe pair of hands. During the past 30 months, I had the privilege to be the CFO of DigiCore Holdings Limited, a company that was… Read More Growing investor confidence

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Expanded Role Requires Expanded Skills

By Jack Hagel CFOs have seen their duties grow in recent years. Eighty-five percent of CPAs said the role of the CFO and the finance function has expanded moderately or significantly in their organization, according to a recent AICPA survey. “We don’t just do numbers,” said Ralph Bender, CPA, CGMA, the CFO of Manship Media in… Read More Expanded Role Requires Expanded Skills

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Contradictory Data from CFOs May be a Hopeful Sign

A new report on the outlook of CFOs worldwide throws up an interesting South African anomaly – which could be a result of renewed transformation momentum in the private sector. It will be some time before any detailed analysis emerges from the CFO Global Business Outlook survey undertaken by North Carolina’s Duke University in 2013,… Read More Contradictory Data from CFOs May be a Hopeful Sign