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What is The CFO?


The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an international, annual multi-round business management and leadership-focused case study competition organised by The CharterQuest Institute. 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. 

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.

A National High School version, The CFO Junior has just been launched and will run side-by-side this globally-acclaimed intercountry university challenge from 2017. 


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 2017 global semi finals will be held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on October 12th, 2017 and the global grand finale on October 13th 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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