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Organisers

Charmaine Shangase
Phone
062 237 0764
Email
charmaine@knowres.co.za

Date

17 - 18 Jul 2024

Time

All Day

CFO Conference 2024

The Evolving Role of Chief Financial Officers: Challenges and Opportunities
17 – 18 July 2024
Marriott Hotel, Melrose arch, Johannesburg

Today’s Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are increasingly expected to take on new roles and challenges beyond managing their company’s finances and strategies. CFOs have become pivotal in decision-making processes, offering critical financial insights to steer the strategic direction of their companies. As McKinsey recently highlighted, “CFOs have unprecedented opportunities to assume leadership roles—collaborating with C-suite colleagues, line managers, investors, and boards—to concentrate on performance and capabilities, not just the numbers.”

The CFO is now the CEO’s strategic ally in driving value creation. Concurrently, the CFO must also inspire and lead a high-performance financial team.

This two-day, high-level conference will delve into the following meticulously researched topics:

  • The evolving and expanding responsibilities of CFOs and Finance Directors in a rapidly changing, complex, and volatile business environment.
  • The CFO’s contribution to driving corporate growth.
  • Anticipating the unexpected – crafting more dependable budgets and forecasts amidst rapidly shifting scenarios and intense competition.
  • Creating a nimble and adaptable finance department.
  • Cultivating and managing a dynamic, high-performing finance team.
  • Leading in human-centric organisations while exemplifying work-life balance.
  • Enhancing decision-making in capital allocation and investment planning.
  • The CFO’s partnership with the CEO.
  • Progressing to CEO and other advanced leadership positions.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Finance Directors
  • Vice Presidents of Finance
  • Heads of Finance
  • Accountants
  • Finance Team Leaders
  • General Managers of Finance
  • Finance Educators and Researchers

 

Registration Fees:

Registration fees exclude VAT. Includes speaker slides of the conference

17 – 18 July 2024 • In-Person Conference R9 900.00
Early bird special until 30 April 2024

 

 

Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 17 July 2024

08:30 - 08:45
Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:45 - 09:30
The Socio-Economic and Political Environment: Implications for CFO Decision-making
09:30 - 10:15
Panel Discussion: The Evolving Role of the CFO
10:15 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: Catalysing Corporate Growth through the CFO's Lens
11:00 - 11:30
Morning Tea Break
11:30 - 12:15
Navigating Complexity: Proactive Strategies for CFOs
12:15 - 13:00
Ascent to CEO: Preparing for Advanced Leadership
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:40
Excellence in Financial Reporting and Compliance
14:40 - 15:20
Digitisation and Technological Innovation in Finance
15:20 - 15:40
Afternoon Tea Break
15:40 - 16:20
The Synergy of Finance and AI
16:20 - 16:30
Closing Remarks for Day One

Day 1 - 18 July 2024

08:30 - 08:40
Opening Remarks: Welcome and Introduction by the Chairperson
09:20 - 10:00
Embracing Agile Methodologies in Finance
10:00 - 10:40
Building and Leading a High-Performance Finance Team
10:40 - 11:10
Morning Tea Break
11:10 - 11:50
Effective Communication of Financial Strategy
11:50 - 12:30
The CFO as the CEO’s Strategic Partner
12:30 - 13:10
Fostering an Ethical Corporate Culture
13:10 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:40
The CFO’s Crucial Role in Championing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
14:40 - 15:20
Strategic Capital Allocation and Investment
15:20 - 15:50
Afternoon Tea Break
15:50 - 16:30
Balancing Resilience and Well-being in the Finance Sector
16:30
Conference Conclusion and Final Remarks

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