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CFO
CFO
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Earn more as a certified Finance Executive

Earn the only official designation for CFOs.

Showcase your strategic leadership competencies as a Finance Executive with our CFO(SA) designation. The designation is grounded in an internationally recognised competency framework, showcasing knowledge and experience in strategy, operations, and finance.

Ideal for: Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Finance Executive, Head of Finance, Chief Accountant, Senior Financial Manager, etc.

requirements

Qualifying for a
Cert. Fin. Officer (SA):

  • B Com Hons in Accounting, Law, or Engineering, or a CTA or commerce based Advanced Diploma. Alternative qualifications and exemptions may be applicable, for example professional levels achieved from a professional body Click here to read more.
  • Executive education at an MBA level, or a professional designation at a chartered level such as ACCA, CIMA, or CA
  • NQF9 or higher

Experience:

  • 2 years relevant experience at an operational level in a finance department or as a trainee in practice
  • 4 years relevant experience at a managerial level in a finance department
  • 4 years relevant experience at a strategic level in a finance department
  • Experience will be verified by way of a logbook completed by employer and correlation with credit bureaus
  • You have the job title FD, senior or group FM, CFO or equivalent
  • You work for a large private, public, or listed company with a company or group turn-over of more than R30 million

Assessment:

  • Confirmation by employers that you achieved 34 critical competencies, at a mastery level
  • Completion of a course and assessment in ethics
  • Completion of a course in leadership
benefits
  • Continuous quality confirmation is a hallmark of the CFO(SA) designation. This gives credibility and is valued by employers.

Ethics

  • Complete the SAIBA endorsed CIMA course in ethics and assessment. This must be repeated annually and must be obtained within 6 months of being awarded a designation.

Leadership

  • Complete the SAIBA endorsed CIMA course in leadership. This must be repeated annually and must be obtained within 6 months of being awarded a designation.

CPD

  • A Cert.Fin.Officer(SA) needs to log 40 hours continuing professional development (CPD) per annum. CPD is required by law from all accountants in South African that has earned a designation. It shows your commitment to lifelong learning, and must be obtained from SAIBA.
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Earning Potential

Your earning potential associated with a CFO(SA):

When performing work as an Chief Financial Officer, you can earn on average R1 200 934 p.a.

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The Robert Half Salary Survey 2021 found that financial managers with a designation earn more.