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 2018 global semi finals will be held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on October 2nd, 2018 and the global grand finale on October 3rd as part of 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 and other related matters, check the tab on your left.

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