Financial services company CaseWare Africa will be hosting User Group forums to Nigeria and Kenya in February 2016 as it seeks to deepen its roots on the continent.
Theuns Holtshousen, Divisional Business Leader: Africa, CaseWare Africa said
“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.”
“Where 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.”
The forum in February which will be free are meant to enlighten all users, or businesses and practices that are considering adopting a software solution, of its value. Previous CaseWare Africa User Groups have seen industry leaders in technology innovators and peers in accounting and auditing, attend them.
Under the banner of “transformation” CaseWare Africa will be hosting separate sessions targeted at accounting and auditing practitioners, and business financial professionals.
During each User Group forum, CaseWare Africa will present: The latest CaseWare technology that will drive and grow practices and businesses; how to utilize CaseWare technology to get the best results and update on the latest compliance requirements for IFRS, IFRs for SME, ISA and IPSAS, where applicable
CaseWare is a leader in auditing and financial reporting software and is used in over 130 countries worldwide. Its users of about 15 000 across Africa, consist of audit and accounting firms, government entities, municipalities as well as large blue chip companies.
“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.”
These CaseWare Africa forums will be building on the success of the company’s annual User Group meeting in South Africa, where over 1000 users attending the event held in November last year.