Tackling financial and leadership challenges

Peter Walsh, Group CFO of Servest, has identified “expanding into Africa” as one of the most stressful element to his work. The adroit CFO now has to grapple with new technologies, new information platforms and shifting markets.

Facing a myriad of day-today challenges in the pursuit of financial success, CFO’s and finance employer’s alike, need to equip themselves with the right tools and skillset in order to surmount these challenges.

When it comes to understanding future financial and leadership challenges, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has prepared two pertinent reports, (Future Pathways to Finance Leadership and Generation Y: Realising the Potential),dissecting and exploring possible future challenges and ways to navigate this territory. In a series of cut through roundtable discussions and information sharing sessions hosted by Alec Hogg, guests are given front row seats in the minds of South Africa’s top financial players.

The three breakaway sessions are as follows:

 Breakaway 1: Future Pathways to Finance Leadership

Be part of an exclusive presentation of the findings from ACCA’s global survey (Future Pathways to Finance Leadership) of over 750 CFO’s and Finance Directors. Panellist, JoAnn Pohl – CFO Africa, Standard Chartered – will share feedback sharing sessions on how the changing global business environment requires a new style of leadership and skills set.

Find out how CFO’s around the world are rebalancing growth across markets and adjusting to new financial function models and roles in their organisations. What are the skills and abilities that a CFO will need to have to succeed in the future of business? How does the global view of this land into an African context and are there unique challenges that South African CFO’s face that are not addressed in the global survey?

 Breakaway 2: The Twin Peaks Model and the Radical Shift in the SA Regulation Landscape

Is the financial sector geared to implement new regulations? With South Africa moving to a more diversified regulatory approach, what new mandates will institutions such as the Financial Services Board (FSB), The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) operate with under the Twin Peaks model? Panellist, Barrie Bramley – Curious Disruptor at Calidascope – deliberates and localises discussions on research findings from ACCA

 Breakaway 3: Generation Y – Realising the Potential

How can HR Officers shape roles for Generation Y finance professionals in order to fulfil their potential? This generation will shape the future of our profession and have a significant role to play in the growth and development of business in the decades ahead.

What attracts the youngest finance professionals to work for a particular organisation, how do they like to learn, and what makes them want to stay with an employer? How do employers attract, develop and retain the very best of this generation? Panellist, Emilio Pera – Financial Services Sector Leader at EY – deliberates and localises discussions on research findings from ACCA, report: Generation Y: Realising the Potential.

“Generation Y has stronger personal drivers than previous generations and will demand that an organization recognises their ambition and helps them achieve their career aspiration whilst maintaining respect of their values.” – Alec Hogg.

Join ACCA for this ground breaking multi-session summit that encompasses findings from global research into the future of finance leadership.

For more information or to book your place download the  application pdfFuture of Financial Leadership Summit media


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