ICAZ to host CFO Forum


The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAZ) will host a one day Chief Finance Officer’s Forum on 29th of November 2012 at Crown Plaza.

The seminar is expected to explore strategies that will cement the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) or any other Finance executive's place at the helm of the company as they steer their businesses forward in the challenging financial environment.

Topics for discussion include

(a) Working capital and cash management strategies to protect the organisation's financial position

(b) Transforming the finance function for business growth

(c) Risk management - Turning risks into results and

(d) Mergers & acquisitions: When & Why?

As investors and other users of financial statements need coherent and relevant information; the seminar will take a closer look at financial statement analysis from an Investor’s perspective.

The seminar will also look at the relevance and significance of introducing Rolling Forecasts Budgets to businesses.Presently, organizations are increasingly appreciating the importance of accurate and efficient budgeting techniques as a way of enhancing organizational success. It is however imperative to note that traditional techniques are still widely used, but for many, they are becoming out of sync with contemporary requirements hence the need to embrace Forecasting and Budgeting Techniques.

The following experts drawn from various sectors of the economy are expected to present papers that would enlighten delegates on what is to be done in order to realize growth stability and competitiveness.

Kenias Mafukidze - KM Financial Solutions Founder and Group CEO

Fanuel Kapanje - Group Finance Director at ZB Financial Holdings Limited

Sevious Mushosho - Group Finance Director at Afrasiakingdom
Nqaba Mkwananzi - Partner at Ernst & Young
Nigel Mangwiro - Chief Finance Director at African Sun Limited
Roy Chimanikire - Deputy Director Finance, Econet Wireless 
Herry Nhende - Group Financial Director at Astra Industries Limited.
ICAZ is encouraging all CFOs, CEOs, Finance Directors, Finance executives, Auditors, Finance Managers, Financial Controllers, Treasury Managers, Fund Managers, Senior Managers or Head of Departments with accounting and finance responsibility, Analysts and other interested stakeholders.

This symposium is envisaged to be an eye-opener to all finance and business executives when responding to unique set of actual challenges they face.

Notes for editors:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe is one of the major accounting bodies in Africa and is a full member of International Federation of Accountants and Central (IFAC) the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB).

ICAZ aims to enhance the International standing and recognition of the qualification Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe), for the benefit of its members and, to support them in providing quality services in the public interest

The institute also seeks to be the pre-eminent professional body in the development and promotion of accountancy, assurance and advisory services, business and good governance practices.