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.

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.

OUR TEAM

Louw Barnardt CA(SA)
Co-founder and Managing Director

Louw Barnardt CA(SA)
Co-founder and Managing Director
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.


Dana Pretorius CA(SA)
Co-Founder and Director

Dana Pretorius CA(SA)
Co-Founder and Director
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.


Jacques Le Grange CA(SA)
Director

Jacques Le Grange CA(SA)
Director
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.


Wilhelm Walser
Operations Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Wilhelm Walser
Operations Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Wilhelm's insight on business optimization and system solutions makes him a game changer in his field.He is an enthusiast of technology and assists clients in identifying and implementing the appropriate tech solutions to meet their operational business needs.

Doré van der Merwe
HR & Project Manager

Doré van der Merwe
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.

Daniel Greaves
Sales Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Daniel Greaves
Sales Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Daniel believes: "sales is the most fundamental part of business." His passion for business is the key driver in developing new business and optimising systems. Daniel is comfortable in building relationships and connects with people instantly - there could be no better guy to head up our sales team.

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)
Senior Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

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.

Uwais Asmal CA(SA)
Senior Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Uwais Asmal CA(SA)
Senior Financial Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

As a Chartered Accountant, Uwais's experience across various businesses and industries, including property, asset management, finance, start-ups and more has made him into a well-rounded professional. He applies various financial management and business development solutions to companies. He understands that every business is different and therefore adapts solutions for modern-day business to the different needs of each company.

Johan Potgieter CA(SA)
Cloud Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Johan Potgieter CA(SA)
Cloud Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Johan heads-up our cloud accounting department. With his extensive knowledge of internal structures and corresponding business models, optimising internal business processes through cloud automation, systems and integrations, he adds immense value to our OCFO clients. Johan has leadership skills like few other, and takes pride in finding solutions that adds value to SME's.

Calvin Craig CA(SA)
Financial Consultant

Calvin Craig CA(SA)
Financial Consultant
As a Chartered Accountant, Calvin provides clients with CFO advisory services in order to Rethink, Automate and Scale their business with the objective of creating long-term value add and distinctive business eminence. Calvin takes pride in his client deliverables and enjoys walking a path with his OCFO clients.

Leann Ndlovu
Cloud Accounting Practice Administrator;
Certified Xero Advisor

Leann Ndlovu
Cloud Accounting Practice Administrator;
Certified Xero Advisor

Leann's role is focused on the cloud accounting department where she manages client relationships, assists with client queries, business development, operations management and plays an integral role in team management. Leann thrives on a challenge, her positive and enthusiastic attitude adds value to the OCFO cloud accounting department.

Juanita le Grange PA(SA)
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Juanita le Grange PA(SA)
Senior Accounting Consultant;
Certified Xero Advisor

Nita is a Professional Accountant (SA) and holds an Honours degree in Financial Accounting. She joined OCFO in 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.

Chrystal-Anne Anthony
Senior Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Chrystal-Anne Anthony
Senior Accounting Manager;
Certified Xero Advisor

Chrystal-Anne Anthony is an experienced Account Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. She is skilled in Internal Audit, Cloud Accounting, Internal Controls, Payroll administration and Taxation. She has a Bcomm Honours in Financial Accountancy from the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).

Christie Hollander
Head of Secretarial and Banking department

Christie Hollander
Head of Secretarial and Banking department
Christie is the trusted go-to for all our client's secretarial needs, from the SARB to CIPC. With a keen interest in automation and technology, she has built out numerous integrations to increase efficiency and accuracy in the various functions that we perform at Outsourced CFO. Christie is a switched on, people-centered innovator that enjoys juggling the many caps of her position.

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

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