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FINANCE INDABA PROGRAMME

DAY TWO

15 October 2020

09:15

Main Stage

09:15 - 09:45

Finance leads the way. Join these interviews with SA’s top finance influencers and leading CFOs as they share their tips and secrets

15:00

Entertainment

15:00 - 15:45

Entertainer: Nik Rabinowitz

 

Renowned comedian Nik Rabinowitz will be sharing side-splittingly funny stories about finance. His banter and humour will ensure immediate remorse for entering the profession. Be prepared for hysterical laughter as Nik delivers the best of South African humour.

Room 1: The Executive Zone

10:00

The Executive Zone

10:00 - 15:45

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a top finance executive involves? Come and learn with your peers and discover what it takes to make it to the top, and how to stay there.

Room 2: The Future Zone

10:00

The Future Zone

10:00 - 15:45

Are you ready to be the finance professional of the future? Learn everything you need to know about 4IR, machine learning, AI and automation and find out how to pull ahead

Room 3: The Compliance Zone

10:00

The Compliance Zone

10:00 - 15:45

Feeling overwhelmed by the constant changes and updates to rules, regulations and statutory compliance? Turn your risk into an opportunity and double your profit.

Room 4: The BOOST Zone

10:00

The BOOST Zone

10:00 - 15:45

In these uncertain and challenging economic times, knowledge is power and performance is key. Get ready for success and learn from the best

11:00

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Andrew McMaster, FD Peninsula Beverages

 

Without a strategy in place your business is destined to fail. Since the beginning of time, strategy has been perceived as one of the leading contributing factors to a business’s success or failure. Have we ever stopped to think about the people behind the strategy? How do we create an environment in which people will perform and flourish? “”Only three things happen naturally in business: friction confusion and underperformance… Everything else requires leadership.”” – Peter Drucker. Join this session with Andrew McMaster, FD of Peninsula Beverages, and he will challenge you into believing a new reality of why culture is so important and what you can do to improve yours today.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing (download full session here)

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Bruce McKenzie, MD W. Consulting

 

2018/9 are pivotal years for all companies. New accounting standards, interpretations and other pronouncements will change the way companies are reporting to stakeholders. Join Bruce Mackenzie, IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) member and CEO of W.consulting, a JSE accredited IFRS Advisory Firm, to discuss the key issues companies should be addressing in the coming years.

14:00

Heads up - The auditors are coming!

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Imre Nagy Director – Inspections, IRBA

 

Recent corporate failures have led to a significant drop in public confidence in financial reporting and auditing. It is therefore no surprise that there have been some significant changes to the world of auditing over the last few years, and there is still uncertainty in the minds of many finance professionals of what this means for them. Join this robust session to find out everything you need to know as it relates to:
• Recent failures and the expectation gap
• Business failure vs audit failure
• Professional ethics and independence questioned
• MAFR update
• Comprehensive regulation of accountants
• The impact of stricter audit regulation on businesses
• Higher risk and higher fee structures
• Restoring confidence”

Room 5: The Tech Zone

10:00

The Tech Zone

10:00 - 15:45

Visit The TechZone for all the latest and greatest tools in disruptive technologies, digital transformation and AI. Hack the code to finance supremacy and get smart.

11:00

The future of financial reporting is here.

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Rory Voller, Deputy Commissioner CIPC

 

Become a CIPC XBRL guru. Learn about the latest changes, implications and updates. In this thought-provoking session, you’ll hear the latest updates, trends, patterns and implications of the recent XBRL implementation. You’ll learn about the trends relating to the use of IFRS and IFRS for SMEs, FAS filings, BI reports and the CIPC’s monitoring role regarding AFSs.

12:00

Financial modelling essentials - Prepare, predict and prosper (Click here to dowbload PDF)

12:00 - 12:45

Speaker: Colin Human, CEO Goalfix

 

Do you want to take the guesswork out of your business? Financial models allow you to increase predictability and make more informed decisions. In this powerful session from Goalfix founder and financial modelling guru Colin Human, you will gain an understanding of how good financial modelling can answer all your uncertainties, maybes and what-ifs. Don’t miss out on the chance to develop your knowledge and help your business prosper!

13:00

Does your CFO expect month end to be completed by the end of the month? (download PDF session here)

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead Altron Karabina

 

South African companies are going through tough economic times. And the finance office is not exempt – retrenchments, headcount freezes and increased regulatory demands mean that finance teams have more work to complete in less time than ever before. Reporting and planning in Excel alone just won’t cut it any more. Host Analytics, the world’s leading finance, planning and analysis tool, allows finance teams to regain control of their time. Join this session to hear how automated, flexible finance reporting from any combination of source ERP systems, combined with budgeting, planning and advanced modelling will help your month ends close before your CFO expects.

14:00

Technology and advanced thinking: A perfect environment for intelligent finance

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Martin Kotze,  BlackLine

 

We are not re-inventing the wheel but taking the combined power of our local partnerships and posing the question ‘How can we do it better?’ During this session you will learn how to standardise, control and manage risks associated with the financial close. Key challenges with bank reconciliation, balance sheet substantiation, compliance, task management and workflow will all be addressed. Remember: ‘Trust is in the balance