Experience. Expertise. Knowledge.
Just what you’d expect from YourCFO.
Many things should influence your choice of financial professionals. You need their knowledge of the latest financial and taxation developments. You need their expertise and experience gained by helping companies, from large corporates to small businesses. You also need their trustworthiness. It is after all your company’s financial health being nurtured.
YourCFO gives you all these elements. The business was founded by Enid Smith and, through organic growth, now enjoys a healthy client list as well as tried and tested partnerships with other finance specialists that can be used to tailor a solution to your exact needs.
Above all, YourCFO doesn’t just tick boxes. We have the expertise to proactively support growth, install robust controls and enhance your financial performance.
Enid, with the relevant CIMA qualifications and over 10 years experience in senior financial roles in global commercial capitals, brings you valuable financial management skills.
Enid has worked at a Group and Regional level for multinationals such as Maersk (MEA Controller) and Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Southern Africa CFO) with experience in conceptualising and implementing turnaround strategies for the Finance functions in addition to partnering with the Commercial departments to bring better insight and management of the company’s performance.
Enid has been working in the local SME market for 5 years and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Mohamed’s career spans 12 years within Shipping and Logistics, across more than 20 African and Asian countries. He has worked in various Finance and Business Process roles – including internal audit, financial management, business process outsourcing and finance business partnering.
His last role was as CFO for 12 Southern African countries, where he was responsible for the end to end Finance, Legal and Compliance organization. Mohamed has since left corporate to work within the SME market – applying his skills and experience in a challenging new environment.
Growing up, Spha wanted to be a medical doctor, until he found his passion in accountancy. Around the same time he came across the inspiring story of one of his heroes, Muhammad Yunus (the founder of Grameen Bank, a microfinance and community development organisation in Bangladesh).
In his three years with YourCFO, Spha has learnt from, and is driven by, the values of timeliness and attentiveness. These values have impassioned him to continue to learn and share his knowledge with others – and, it seems he has quite the knack for teaching, too.
Spha always strives to live by his favourite quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”
Chareen is a former aspiring sound engineer-turned-accountant. She is, so far, the ‘youngest’ member of the YourCFO group – having joined in early 2019.
Since becoming part of the YourCFO team, she has learnt how to overcome any challenge that’s thrown at her and take it in her stride. She’s also learnt to cherish all the small joys of life – just like her role model Oprah Winfrey does.
Among many things, Chareen values punctuality, humility… and people who chew their food quietly.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find her cooking up a storm and practising some chef skills.
Every day she lives by her favourite Maya Angelou motto: “Do the best you can, until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”