FINANCE INDABA PROGRAMME

DAY TWO

17 October 2019

09:15

Rebuilding after lies and corruption: Hey, finance professional, what can YOU do?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Athol Williams, Poet, strategist, senior lecturer

 

Auditors, CFOs and their finance teams couldn’t prevent corruption and state capture scandals at local giants like Steinhoff, Transnet and Tongaat Hulett – or at global corporates like McKinsey, SAP, KPMG and Bain. Where does this leave you, your profession, your career and your country? What needs to happen to restore good corporate governance and what role can you play? In this keynote, you’ll be provided with answers and challenges from Athol Williams – poet, strategy consultant, holder of five international masters degrees, and senior lecturer – strategy and corporate responsibility at the Graduate School of Business at UCT.

15:00

Entertainment

15:00 - 15:30

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.

10:00

CFO South Africa

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Ralph Mupita, CFO MTN

11:00

Stop empowering Women... Acknowledge them

11:00 - 11:45

Speakers: Dineo Molefe, MD  T-Systems, Tryphosa Ramano, CFO  PPC, Charlotte Sanqela, CFO  Discovery Health Medical Scheme

 

South Africa’s boardrooms are dominated by men. We often hear about the need for businesses to transform and to start empowering women within. What a load of hogwash! Women don’t need to be empowered they need to be acknowledged. Listen to top tips from this panel of Wonderwomen.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Advice for my younger self

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Craig Sumption, CFO Hatch Africa, Andrew McMaster, FD Peninsula Beverages, Senele Mbatha CFO – Discovery Vitality

Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve, didn’t… We all know that the way to fast-track growth and development is to learn and follow the steps of successful leaders. In this session you’ll learn about the highs, the lows, the failures and all of the glory. You’ll walk away with new perspectives, actionable ideas and a fast-tracked approach to gaining success and navigating your finance career.

14:00

Supporting South Africa: Dreams and nightmares of public sector CFOs

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Dumisani Dlamini, CFO SANParks, Krish Kumar, CFO  eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

 

Political unrest, corruption, trials, tribulations and scandals. All in a days work… Learn about what it takes to survive and thrive in the public sector. You’ll learn about the massive win’s and the challenges overcome, by some incredibly strong determined and optimistic finance Leaders within the Public Sector.

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

SNG-GT

10:00 - 10:45

11:00

Why I am optimistic about doing business in SA

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Alan Knott-Craig Jnr, Executive Chairman HeroTel

 

Alan Knott-Craig, best-selling author, entrepreneur and tech whizz, uplifted a nation when we needed it most with his article “Why I am optimistic about South Africa”. Now you can see him in action at the Finance Indaba sharing his informed and insightful views on why he is optimistic about doing business in South Africa. Given his history of setting up successful South African businesses, and his current work with Project Isizwe, which delivers internet access to low-income communities, Alan’s voice of optimism is a credible one. He will inspire you with his conviction that for finance professionals, South Africa right now is the right place at the right time.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

The future of Finance

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Graeme Codrington International Speaker | Author | Futurist

 

By the year 2025, more than 50% of the jobs that your Company does today will no longer exist. The 4th Industrial Revolution is here and transforming the world as we know it. AI, RPA, and Machine Learning are revolutionising the finance space. The only question left to answer is… Will you still be relevant or will you become redundant?

14:00

AGSA

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 4

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

The importance of ethics for the accounting professional working with machine learning with ACCA

10:00 - 10:45

From robotics and cloud to AI and blockchain, digital is arguably the biggest factor shaping the future of the accounting profession. Machine learning offers new opportunities, but with power comes responsibility – ethical considerations cannot be ignored.

11:00

KPMG Session

11:00 - 11:45

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

SAP Concur Session

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Michael Page Session

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

UCT-GSB Session

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: David Makovah

11:00

Presentation 2

11:00 - 11:45

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing

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”

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

PwC Session

10:00 - 10:45

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

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Does your CFO expect month end to be completed by the end of the month?

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Paul Morgan

 

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

 

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

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

Consolidating the annual financial and IAS34 interim reporting process

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Christiaan Brink, Product Executive AdaptIT

 

If the words IAS34 and interim reporting cause your blood pressure to rise and your eyes to roll back, this is the session for you! Eliminate the heavy lifting of the manual interim reporting process. During a live demo, you will learn how to consolidate your year-end and interim financial statement creation using a unique and revolutionary software solution.

11:00

Oracle Netsuite Session

11:00 - 11:45

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Oracle Session

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Presentation 4

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

10:00

Discovery Insure Session

10:00 - 10:45

11:00

Criminals: Some are really not as clever as they think

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Dominic Nel, Chief Revenue Officer, VATSure

 

Over the past few years, South Africa has seen its fair share of commissions and inquiries, many of which have been set up specifically to investigate some well-known big businesses that made headlines for all the wrong reasons. This talk takes a look at some real life examples of how corporate criminals operate and give insights into ways for you to protect your hard-earned revenue.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Goldman Sachs Session

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45