Finance jobs of the future – Schalk van der Westhuizen

A conversation with Schalk van der Westhuizen

Finance roles have seen some of the greatest amount of change over the last few decades thanks to technology. It started with fairly simple software that altered the way people performed their roles and is now expanding to actually change the way the roles are defined.

I want to share this conversation with Schalk van der Westhuizen, not only because he has seen this with his background as an accountant, but also because he’s currently working through it in more recent roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of global companies.

Here’s what he had to say about the impact of technology in his world and also his outlook for the future.

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Who’s leading the way in 2019?

As we enter the half-way point of 2019, I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the companies that I’ve seen pushing the boundaries and seeing success this year. Often people think about innovation as something that’s completely unexpected, but the greatest impact may not be from creating something entirely new – it can be from enhancing something we’re all familiar with.

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