CaseWare Africa, an auditing and financial reporting software firm, says it is hosting a free training for users and businesses owners hoping to adoption to drive their business.
Billed to hold February 2016 in Nigeria and Kenya, CaseWare says that the event will feature separate sessions targeted at accounting and auditing practitioners and business financial professionals as well.
“Today, the only certainty in the world’s economies and business markets, is change. Of late, we have been reminded of the ‘trickle-down’ impact that macroeconomic influences have on even the most sophisticated or fastest growing economies in Africa”, Theuns Holtshousen, Divisional Business Leader CaseWare Africa, says.
“The financial profession is no different. In fact, in addition to looking at adapting to ongoing market challenges, this profession, including financial officers, accountants and auditors – are faced with numerous other changes; in standards, regulations and new ways of working and there can be no doubt that the profession needs to adapt to thrive”, CaseWare says.
Holtshousen indicates that the CaseWare Africa User Groups bring together industry leaders, technology innovators and peers in accounting and auditing, who are all passionate about the industry and creating sustainable and profitable practices and businesses across Africa.
CaseWare Africa believes that, “the financial professional is changing. Today, financial offices and practitioners, alike, are expected to focus on more than just the numbers and have to demonstrate value through strategic focus on the client or business’ forward moving objectives.
“With this change, comes more pressure and responsibility to not only prepare financial statements and monthly management reports, but to interpret the information and advise the client or business towards meeting the strategic end objectives.”
Because we understand both the challenges and opportunities presented by this changing role, we use these User Group forums to dive into the details on how practices and financial departments need to transform now, so they can win in the future – and how technology is undoubtedly driving this change.”
CaseWare Africa says that, “today one of the biggest challenge for the financial profession across Africa is how to best balance compliance requirements, while still managing workflow and skilling teams.
“Our User Group forums are designed specifically around the users – accounting and auditing practitioners and the corporate market, alike – and are built around helping our users reduce the overhead of compliance.”
“From these forums, we want to ensure that all users get the most out of the technology, so they can spend less time on compiling financial statements and more time interpreting the information to help differentiate their business. This is why we have made these forums free to attend, so that all financial professionals can access these forums and benefit from the insights that will be provided”,Holtshousen adds.