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CFOs should focus on value creation not costs - Expert

The ever-changing trend of the corporate world requires Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to go beyond their traditional roles and add value to the firms in which they operate, Stephen K.B Omane, the Executive Director of Africa Trust Capital LLC, has admonished. Mr Omane indicated that CFOs would need to realise the evolvement of their roles as business advisors for which “they need to know what other departments do and how it affects the business”. He was of the view that the days where “CFOs stay in one corner focusing just on the numbers are long gone” because “everything that happens in the business affects the numbers”. The former Group Financial Controller (Africa Region) for Persistent Energy Africa advised CFOs to be abreast of changing trends of regulations in the sector in which the business operates. Read More

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Registrar-General goes fully electronic end of June

The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) has hinted that it will scrap the names of companies which fail to register on its electronic platform by the end of June, 2016. An Assistant Registrar at the RGD, Mrs Lysbeth A. Osae, who dropped the hint, said some companies which were registered manually before the electronic system came on stream had failed to re-register despite two previous deadlines given them.Read More

Employers are looking for more than just certificates - ACCA graduates told

Panellists at this year’s 'Students Summit and Job Fair', organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have told accounting graduates searching for jobs that they need more than just the certificates and job experience to get employed.Read More