ABOUT US

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  ABOUT OCFO

For ambitious SMEs, Outsourced CFO provides integrity and professional excellence in financial consulting. Succeeding through uncompromising quality and industry thought leadership, our aim is to help clients rethink, automate and scale their companies in the pursuit of business eminence.

The financial function is at the heart of every business. Sound financial planning and management enables businesses to grow and flourish, while the lack thereof is always a fundamental reason for failure. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the significant role that finances plays in the success of a business.

As new and younger companies cannot afford to appoint an appropriately qualified professional to navigate this facet of their business, but also cannot afford to be without the technical financial skills that one could offer, Outsourced CFO offers the solution – the business services of a passionate OCFO for an amount of hours per month tailored to your needs.

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 HOW IT ALL STARTED

Whilst working together in the audit and finance industry, Louw, Dana and Jacques realised that founder teams require more access to hands-on financial expertise and technology to help them navigate the complexities of scaling up.

In 2013, Louw and Dana founded Outsourced CFO to solve this problem in the marketplace. Since starting at the Bandwidth Barn’s incubator with only two desk spaces, the company has grown to well over twenty professionals who have served hundreds of entrepreneurs. The team packs more than 70 years of industry experience and has helped entrepreneurs raise hundreds of millions in seed and growth finance.

The board members have been the closest of friends for well over a decade since meeting each other at Dagbreek as first year Stellenbosch students. Outsourced CFO is the embodiment of their passion and purpose in the fields of technology, finance and entrepreneurship. What an incredible journey it has been – and the best is yet to come.

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OUR TEAM

Louw Barnardt CA (SA)
Co-founder and Managing Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Louw founded Outsourced CFO in 2013 after realising that founder teams require better access to high level financial skills and technology in order to successfully scale their companies. His work with entrepreneurs has seen him listed as one of the Top 35 under 35 CA’s in South Africa as well as the Fast Company Top 20 under 30.

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Dana Pretorius CA (SA)
Co-Founder and Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Dana is the co-founder and Director of Outsourced CFO. Dana is a University of Stellenbosch graduate and completed his Chartered Accountant articles with Baker Tilly Greenwoods. Dana is a tourism and venture capital enthusiast and holds directorships across industries. He specialises in strategy, idea generation and problem solving.

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Jacques Le Grange CA (SA)
Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Jacques graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and completed his Chartered Accountant articles at Baker Tilly Greenwoods. He came onboard as a financial consultant at Outsourced CFO in 2014 and joined the board of directors in 2015. Jacques is a methodical and systematic worker and provides insights into streamlining functions and operations at OCFO and its clients.

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Lizanne Joubert CA (SA)
Senior Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor
Lizanne graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth and completed her Chartered Accountant articles at Mazars Moores Rowland. She gained experience in financial services in various cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo and London. Lizanne is known to be quick and thorough in anything she takes on and has a positive influence on the lives of the people around her.

Doré Barnardt
HR & Project Manager

Doré is a University of Stellenbosch Honours graduate who joined our company at the start of 2015. Whilst managing OCFO’s HR Department, she also administers various strategic company projects, and is responsible for exploring possible channels of growth. Her warmness, consistent positive energy, and great people skills have attracted many skilled and dynamic individuals to join our team.

Michael Sadini
Accounts manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Michael studied at the Zimbabwe Open University before joining Outsourced CFO in 2015. He assists in the streamlining of processes for improving operational efficiency of financial reporting and budgeting systems. His ability to take on new tasks is a unique attribute that has assisted in the rapid scaling of our company. Mike uses his accuracy and analytical mind to be a champion chess player.

Juanita le Grange
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Nita holds an Honours degree in Financial Accounting. She joined OCFO 2015 and since then has reshaped the financial technology and systems used by drone companies, green energy companies, education companies and more. Using innovative platforms and financial systems in order to streamline business activities, she relishes seeing positive results and adding value to clients.

Frans-Hendrik Joubert CA (SA)
Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Frans-Hendrik is one of OCFO’s newest finance members. After studying at Stellenbosch, he completed his articles at PWC before working as an auditor and financial consultant for various multinational companies. His passion for start-ups and entrepreneurship drives him to provide thorough and dedicated customer services.

Annari Kirstein CA (SA)
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Annari has a wealth of financial and tax knowledge accompanied by practical skills and experience. After graduating with Honours from the University of the Free State, and completing her articles at Moore Stephens in Cape Town, she joined us in 2014, bringing great value and a contagious work ethic. Annari finds enjoyment in attention to detail and calculated growth and automation.

Ilana Botha
Senior Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

After studying Accounting Sciences, and completing her articles at Erasmus Accountants in Pretoria, Ilana joined our finance team in June of 2017. Since then, her diligence and financial inputs to both our clients and our company have been invaluable. She continuously harnesses her finance skills and keeps building her expertise around all the elements and applications of technology which are applied in business.

Jason Luboyera
Sales & Business Developer;
Certified Xero Advisor

After studying International Business Management in Spain, Jason joined Outsourced CFO in 2016 as an intern and quickly made it up the ranks. With a focus on sales execution and marketing strategy, he is continuously finding opportunity, networking, and pushing the boundaries of ‘business as usual.’ Jason is a firm believer in health and fitness and lives by “a healthy body equals a healthy mind.”

Louw Barnardt CA (SA)
Co-founder and Managing Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Louw founded Outsourced CFO in 2013 after realising that founder teams require better access to high level financial skills and technology in order to successfully scale their companies. His work with entrepreneurs has seen him listed as one of the Top 35 under 35 CA’s in South Africa as well as the Fast Company Top 20 under 30.

 

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Dana Pretorius CA (SA)
Co-founder and Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Dana is the co-founder and Director of Outsourced CFO. Dana is a University of Stellenbosch graduate and completed his Chartered Accountant articles with Baker Tilly Greenwoods. Dana is a tourism and venture capital enthusiast and holds directorships across industries. He specialises in strategy, idea generation and problem solving.

Read More

Jacques Le Grange CA (SA)
Director;
Certified Xero Advisor

Jacques graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and completed his Chartered Accountant articles at Baker Tilly Greenwoods. He came onboard as a financial consultant at Outsourced CFO in 2014 and joined the board of directors in 2015. Jacques is a methodical and systematic worker and provides insights into streamlining functions and operations at OCFO and its clients.

 

Read More

 

Frans-Hendrik Joubert CA (SA)
Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Frans-Hendrik is one of OCFO’s newest finance members. After studying at Stellenbosch, he completed his articles at PWC before working as an auditor and financial consultant for various multinational companies. His passion for start-ups and entrepreneurship drives him to provide thorough and dedicated customer services.

Juanita le Grange
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Nita holds an Honours degree in Financial Accounting. She joined OCFO 2015 and since then has reshaped the financial technology and systems used by drone companies, green energy companies, education companies and more. Using innovative platforms and financial systems in order to streamline business activities, she relishes seeing positive results and adding value to clients.

Michael Sadini
Accounts manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Michael studied at the Zimbabwe Open University before joining Outsourced CFO in 2015. He assists in the streamlining of processes for improving operational efficiency of financial reporting and budgeting systems. His ability to take on new tasks is a unique attribute that has assisted in the rapid scaling of our company. Mike uses his accuracy and analytical mind to be a champion chess player.

Annari Kirstein CA (SA)
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Annari has a wealth of financial and tax knowledge accompanied by practical skills and experience. After graduating with Honours from the University of the Free State, and completing her articles at Moore Stephens in Cape Town, she joined us in 2014, bringing great value and a contagious work ethic. Annari finds enjoyment in attention to detail and calculated growth and automation.

Lizanne Joubert CA (SA)
Senior Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor
Lizanne graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth and completed her Chartered Accountant articles at Mazars Moores Rowland. She gained experience in financial services in various cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo and London. Lizanne is known to be quick and thorough in anything she takes on and has a positive influence on the lives of the people around her.

Ilana Botha
Senior Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

After studying Accounting Sciences, and completing her articles at Erasmus Accountants in Pretoria, Ilana joined our finance team in June of 2017. Since then, her diligence and financial inputs to both our clients and our company have been invaluable. She continuously harnesses her finance skills and keeps building her expertise around all the elements and applications of technology which are applied in business.

Doré Barnardt
HR & Project Manager

Doré is a University of Stellenbosch Honours graduate who joined our company at the start of 2015. Whilst managing OCFO’s HR Department, she also administers various strategic company projects, and is responsible for exploring possible channels of growth. Her warmness, consistent positive energy, and great people skills have attracted many skilled and dynamic individuals to join our team.

Jason Luboyera
Sales & Business Developer;
Certified Xero Advisor

After studying International Business Management in Spain, Jason joined Outsourced CFO in 2016 as an intern and quickly made it up the ranks. With a focus on sales execution and marketing strategy, he is continuously finding opportunity, networking, and pushing the boundaries of ‘business as usual.’ Jason is a firm believer in health and fitness and lives by “a healthy body equals a healthy mind.”

At Outsourced CFO, we have seven core values. Family First is number one.

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