As our industry starts to pick up the pieces of its somewhat tarnished public image and resultant trust deficit, we look up to you to join the drive to help restore the reputation and the trust the public once bestowed on our noble profession. READ ARTICLE
Points to an urgent need for professionalisation Decreases in the number of clean audits, high levels of irregular expenditure and deterioration in the financial health of municipalities are only a few of the matters reported by the Auditor-General that point to the need for urgent attention in municipal finance management. READ ARTICLE
Nadine Thomas, the CFO of Brand South Africa that was established in 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for the country, says working for the public good is immensely rewarding. Nadine is also the chairperson of the SAICA Gauteng Public Sector Committee. READ ARTICLE
It’s no secret that men still dominate in the C-suite. Change is coming but gender inequality remains a critical moral, social and economic issue. It’s up to all of us to make it happen sooner rather than later. Globally, women continue to be excluded from achieving the highest leadership positions. According to UN Women, the…
The time is now for CFOs to consider those aspects that will equip their companies to adapt to future challenges. Read the full article here.
Today’s leaders have a far wider mandate than yesterday’s ‘number crunchers’ with an influence that extends beyond just their company. This is evident in the vast cases of corruption and poor governance in corporate South Africa that have tarnished the integrity and credibility of our finance profession. However, the profession can rebuild trust at lightning…
Gender equality is not about being politically correct and keeping the peace – it’s proven to be a factor in whether or not societies thrive and has been identified as a business competitive advantage. Your business needs to ensure you’re enjoying the benefits of improved gender parity to give you the best chance at sustainable…
We recently lost a colleague and friend, Dr Beric Croome. When thinking about Beric and the legacy that he leaves behind, we find all the answers to the question, ‘What makes a good leader?’ Read the full article here.
Councillors are urged to appoint CFOs who meet the minimum competency levels in order to improve the effective financial management of municipalities, as one of the root causes for poor audit outcomes is key officials lacking appropriate competencies. Read the full article here.
It is no longer sufficient to hire leaders based solely on performance data or the word of top executives. To ensure leaders not only deliver performance results but are also great people requires a more thoughtful view of hiring that considers a range of factors and procedures. Read the full article here.