What is The CFO?

The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an annual, open-entry, and global multi-stage business strategy and leadership-focused case study competition, organised by The CharterQuest Institute South Africa. It challenges university students around the world to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex and integrated finance, operational, strategic and ethical problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets. 

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The objective is to prepare the next generation of CFOs & Global Business Leaders by advocating a deeper incorporation of the Integrated Case Method into the curriculum; highlight the centrality of entrepreneurial and business acumen, teamwork, analytical, critical, creative as well as strategic thinking in honing their applied problem-solving skills in a multinational context.

The cadet version, The CFO Junior has now gone Continental for all High Schools in Africa, running side-by-side this globally-acclaimed intercountry university challenge. 



It is the premier and much-anticipated annual global event that brings together students, entry-level professionals, high schools, universities, professional bodies, policy makers and big business for one purpose: to inspire the next generation of CFOs & Global Business Leaders

  The competition is endorsed by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CFO South Africa as well as the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK):

The 2019 global  and finals will be held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) from October 15th - 16th 2019 and the announcements as part of the Finance Indaba Africa Expo (Sandton Convention Center):

For more information about the competition, why enter and how you may seek to sponsor, key dates & timelines, the format & rounds, rules other related matters, check the tab on your left.

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