In their 2012 benchmark study of finance effectiveness, PWC observed that firms are shifting effort away from transaction processing towards decision support. This survey result means that the capabilities required of finance experts are evolving and many traditional career paths which started with accounting and routine financial reporting are no longer an option. Companies want finance professionals who are commercially acumen, can communicate and business enablers.
As part of our mission to support the finance professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa, IGBF organises another finance leadership webinar in June 2020. The theme of the webinar was “Becoming A Successful Finance Professional”. We gathered four finance professionals across different sectors to share their stories and experience about how to become a successful finance professional.