About Us

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.

Our Leadership Team.

Louw Barnardt CA(SA)

Dana Pretorius CA(SA)

Jacques Le Grange CA(SA)

Wilhelm Walser

Doré van der Merwe

Michael Botha

Loucile Botma

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Uwais Asmal CA(SA)

Mione Latsky AGA(SA)

Michael Marshall

Bernadise Lopes (PA)SA

Dorette Uys CA (SA)

Leanne Hoffman CA(SA)

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Louis Scott (PA)SA

Marica van Zyl PA(SA)

Marizanne Nel (PA)SA

Sinombulelo Somhlahlo (PA)SA

Christie Fourie

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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 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 graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and completed his articles at Baker Tilly Greenwoods. He came onboard as a financial consultant 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 to clients.

Wilhelm Walser

Director

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 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 Botha

Sales & Business Development Manager

Michael believes that sales is the lifeblood of any business. He is a results-driven, self-motivated and resourceful team player with a demonstrated sales track record and applies his mind to every situation in order to achieve the best result for our clients.

Loucile Botma

Marketing Manager

With more than five years of experience across different industries, Loucile plans and executes the marketing, social media and press strategies for our team.

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Senior Financial Consultant

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)

Head of Advisory Services

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.

Mione Latsky AGA(SA)

Financial Consultant

Mione has more than 10 years of experience in working with SME’s in various industries. Having gained valuable insights with key focus areas being credit control, cash flow management, stock control and BEE compliance, she contributes hugely to our OCFO team.

Michael Marshall

Systems Integration Consultant

Michael has a passion for technology and loves having the ability to link subsystems in order to create one unique system that can solve problems. With years of experience behind him and eagerness to build and integrate systems, Michael contributes to the success of our team and business.

Bernadise Lopes (PA)SA

Senior Account Consultant

Bernadise is responsible for monthly reporting, streamlining accounting systems and procedures, ease of mind on tax and statutory deliverable,s as well as annual financial statement compilation and review. Her main strengths are adaptability, workload management, and relationship building.

Dorette Uys CA (SA)

Senior Accounting Consultant
With years of experience as a financial manager, a business analyst, and SA Tax Manager, Dorette joined our team as a Senior Accounting Consultant. Her skills and background is making a tremendous impact on our team and clients.

Leanne Hoffman CA(SA)

Technical Accounting & Tax Manager
Leanne oversees technical and compliance matters in the cloud accounting department. She is passionate about the quality of work and client satisfaction. She also believes in doing things right and has a proactive and open-minded approach to her work.

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Financial Consultant

WIth years of experience in multiple industries, Etienne adds value to our team as a Financial Consultant. He graduated at Stellenbosch University in 2014 and would describe himself as a quick learner with the enthusiasm to take on any challenge. One of Etienne’s core strengths is to adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Louis Scott (PA)SA

Accounting Consultant

With experience in multiple industries, Louis takes care of our accounting. He believes in striving to keep things simplistic and is passionate about growing, learning, understanding, and enjoying the journey.

Marica van Zyl PA(SA)

Accounting Consultant
With experience in multiple industries, Marica takes care of our accounting. She is passionate about learning and growing. Marica has the ability to adapt easily and thrives in a complex environment.

Marizanne Nel (PA)SA

Accounting Consultant
Marizanne’s role in the team include reviewing monthly accounting and payroll SARS compliance. Her main strengths are being practical and analytical, detail-orientated, and an enthusiastic team player.

Sinombulelo Somhlahlo (PA)SA

Junior Accounting Consultant

Sinombulelo graduated at the University of Cape Town in 2018 and have experience working in Creative Industries, Digital platforms, Tourism, Media, Aerospace, Education. She would describe herself as a natural-born leader, self-motivated and full of life. Her work strengths are dependable, flexible, taking initiative, goal-orientated, and a team player.

Christie Fourie

Systems Integration Consultant
Christie unlocks productivity and opportunity for businesses through systems development. Her strong people skills coupled with technical creativity make her a powerful problem solver in the Integrate team.