The Future of Financial Reporting, Change Management, and the Virtual Workforce

Finance is on its own evolving journey of change and digitalisation, accompanied by increasing regulatory involvement in financial reporting. There is now the added dimension of potentially a more remote workforce than ever before. Against this backdrop, as with any situation in life, there is always the opportunity for positive change and a better future than the past.

In this 30-minute session, Lorraine Venter, Certent, and Adrian van der Merwe, Sonum International Africa will: 

  • Explore how leading CFO’s adapt to the challenges of 2020, including process changes in financial reporting and ways to improve risk management for regulatory reporting. 
  • Discuss facilitating the remote workforce at reporting time, irrespective of the frequency of your reporting timelines.
  • Examine how cloud technology can provide the solution to join all of the various elements together.

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Lorraine Venter

Sales Director, Disclosure Management


Lorraine joined Certent in early 2019 and has been involved with Disclosure Management, specifically CDM since 2011. She brings with her 17 years of Enterprise software skills with a specific focus on financial performance management and is responsible for the growth and client support for the African region.

Her background includes experience as a Financial Controller and Technical Sales leader. Prior to her time at Synergy, Lorraine led the IBM Business Analytics Sales and Technical Sales teams with responsibility in delivery sales and technical sales for the Analytics Brand and Performance Management pillar. 

Prior to joining IBM, Lorraine served within the Applix TM1 channel in a variety of sales, technical sales, and operational roles and as a Financial Controller for 3Com for MEA for over 10 years.

Adrian van der Merwe-1

Adrian van der Merwe


Sonum International Africa

Adrian leads the Sonum International Africa practice. He has led various implementations of group consolidation systems over the past twenty years, including at a large pan-African bank.

He is an ACMA and is considered a subject matter expert on Financial Consolidation, Integrated Reporting and IFRS reporting requirements.

Adrian is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about the Finance function of the future. Adrian started North Wind Digital in 2019 where the focus is on digitising the finance function.
The North Wind often signals cold weather and seasonal change, a change that the fourth industrial revolution is bringing about. At North Wind Digital our vision is Intelligent Accounting.


Together, we’re in it to win it.


“My favorite thing about working with Certent is just the people. They’re passionate about what they do and I love that. I’ve found a group that I can identify with that really takes ownership of the knowing the numbers, knowing their subject matter and that is important to me. ”

- Monica B.,
Resources Global Professionals


“Now that we have implemented Certent, we have a much more efficient process to update tables in the document immediately and can utilize multi-user performance. For someone considering Certent, the customer service level is what sets them apart. ”

- Elliot B.,
LifePoint Health


“We’ve gone from manually preparing our 20-F in Word and retyping all the financial data into it, to having the data automatically self-populate into every report where it’s needed.”

-  Francois Bouwer.,

About Certent

Certent, Inc., founded in 2002, helps customers elevate their business with smart, intuitive solutions for modern finance. Our advanced solutions for equity management, disclosure management, and narrative reporting help business and finance leaders improve accuracy, save time, and get more done. Redefine your approach to governance, risk, and compliance with Certent. The company operates in seven countries and serves over 2,400 public, private, and pre-IPO companies around the world.

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