RENEW Strategies

Second Class of CFO100 to Start in February 2018

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Erin O'Connor
| December 5, 2017

RENEW is committed to building an elite class of finance executives in Ethiopia. This is the mission of the CFO100.

The CFO100 program is a joint effort between RENEW, Global Affairs Canada and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to increase the credibility, quantity and quality of CFOs and finance managers in Ethiopia. The CFO100 program combines an intensive self-study training around ACCA’s selected papers alongside a practical training from RENEW.

The CFO100 is simple: teach the fundamental skills of being a real CFO, most importantly how to be an adviser to your CEO. Other skills the group practices include how to build and use a budget; how to manage cash flow; how to analyze financial statement; and how to prepare financial reports for the CEO and shareholders. These are fundamental things that are deeply lacking in the education system in Ethiopia and many other countries. Over five years we aim to graduate 100 finance professionals that understand what it take to be a world class CFO.

This past October, RENEW graduated its first cohort of participants. A class included a determined and intelligent set of finance professional who we hope will advance in their roles and become true advisers to their CEOs. The network that was created between participants and RENEW, promises great connections and sharing of resources via a bimonthly get together, sharing financial news in an online group. In this way, we believe we are contributing towards the creation of a finance ecosystem in Ethiopia.

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of CFO100 slated to begin in February 2018. The deadline for application is January 7, 2018. To apply, and to learn more about the program, please visit our website.

A great way to learn more about CFO100 is to check out our Frequently Asked Questions, and read through some of the related blogs we’ve posted over the past year:

Applications are now being accepted for the second offering of the CFO 100 Program which starts in February 2018. Visit the CFO 100 Program page on our website to learn more.

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