Panel of Judges
The judges for the CFO Awards are extremely experienced in the field of business and finance and are highly regarded by the CFO community. The panel consist of industry leaders working for South Africa's leading universities, banks, advisory, IT and law firms, as well as former CFO Awards winners.
- Find out more about the judging process.
- See a list of previous members of the panel.
Between January and April, CFO South Africa will interview all nominated CFOs to get a clear picture of his or her drive, motivation, vision and results. Each of the judges are present during at least two of the interviews, which will be conducted by two judges and an editor. The confidential reports of these interviews will be added to the dossier of each CFO and will be used by the judges to determine their individual votes. The dossier also contains a full profile description of the nominee combined with all relevant background information.
The goal of the interview is to get insight in the CFO’s involvement in the overall success of the company and the way he or she has distinguished himself or herself. To help structure the interview, there is a standard set of interview questions as a guideline.
Each CFO has to answer four basic questions in four compulsory categories:
- Strategy Execution
- Transformation & Empowerment
- High Performance Team
- Compliance & Governance
Each CFO also has to answer four basic questions in one of the following elective categories:
- Finance Transformation
- Moving into Africa
- Finance & Technology
There are no specific sets of questions for the overall categories Public Sector/Young CFO of the Year. The votes for the specific categories will be tallied to determine who wins the Public Sector, Young & CFO of the Year Award.
Your votes please
In the second week of April, the panel of judges will receive the dossiers. Judges will be asked to score each CFO on the short list on a scale from 1 to 10 in the category they are eligible for. By adding up all the points the winners are determined for each award category.
What happens in the case of a tie?
In case of a tie in one of the award categories, the nominee who receives the highest score in the CFO of the Year vote wins the award in that category. If there is still a tie, the nominee who scores highest in most of the four compulsory categories wins. If there is still a tie, the judges will be asked to vote for one of the tied nominees in a second round.