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

Uwais Asmal CA(SA)

Damian Baker AGA(SA)

Michael Botha

Loucile Botma

Christie Fourie

Doré van der Merwe

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Bernadise Lopes (PA)SA

Dorette Uys CA(SA)

Leanne Hoffman CA(SA)

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Marica van Zyl PA(SA)

Marizanne Nel (PA)SA

Lize McCallum

Sylvia du Toit PA(SA)

John Powell

Christiaan Jacobs

Macheka Vimbainashe

Juan Van den Berg

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Louw Barnardt CA(SA)

Co-founder and CEO

Louw founded Outsourced CFO in 2013 and has been leading from the front ever since. His entrepreneurial spirit and hard work have seen him honored as one of the Top 35 under 35 CA’s in South Africa as well as the Fast Company Top 20 under 30. Louw is driven and ambitious, but with a sense of loyalty and generosity that allows him to raise up those around him in his journey to the top – the definition of honorable entrepreneurship.

Dana Pretorius CA(SA)

Co-Founder and Director

Dana is a co-founder and director of Outsourced CFO, and brings a passion for new ideas, strategizing and problem-solving to his work. Dana’s love for entrepreneurs is evident in his dedication to building and supporting start-ups and making a real impact in his business dealings. Dana is a valuable team player who elevates everyone around him.

Jacques Le Grange CA(SA)

Director

As director at Outsourced CFO Jacques is methodical and systematic in his thinking, providing valuable insight into streamlining functions and operations both within the company and in consultation with clients. His eye for detail and technical skill allow him to thrive within the OCFO ecosystem.

Wilhelm Walser

Director & COO
Director and COO Wilhelm is a dynamic team player and problem-solver. Wilhelm assists clients in identifying and implementing appropriate tech solutions to meet their operational business needs. His analytical thinking and insight into business optimization and system solutions makes him a game changer in his field, while his willingness to go the extra mile make him a valuable member of any team.

Uwais Asmal CA(SA)

Executive Head of Advisory Services
Uwais has experience across various industries as a Chartered Accountant, and applies financial management and business development solutions to companies as needed. In his position as head of advisory services, Uwais has proven himself to be a dynamic and effective leader, who both challenges and supports his team, setting the example through his own dedication to his work and our clients.

Damian Baker AGA(SA)

Head Cloud Accounting
Damian is a highly skilled Cloud Accountant Specialist and his extensive experience and specialized knowledge allows him to provide the best tech-based solutions to clients. Damian is an impactful and valued member of the OCFO team – an excellent leader and hard worker who leads by example.

Michael Botha

Head of Growth
Michael believes that sales is the lifeblood of any business, a growth-first vision that informs his work and his life. He is a results-driven, self-motivated and resourceful team player with a demonstrated sales track record who thinks out of the box in order to achieve the best results for his clients.

Loucile Botma

Head of Marketing
With more than seven years of experience across different industries, Loucile plans and executes the marketing, digital and press strategies for OCFO. As head of marketing, she plays an integral role in how our company is perceived and her skill, clear vision and execution of strategy have been instrumental in our ongoing success. Loucile is optimistic, outgoing and driven to deliver her absolute best.

Christie Fourie

Head of Integrate
Christie unlocks productivity and opportunity for businesses through systems development. Her strong people skills coupled with technical creativity, ability to take the long view while setting clear goals and strategies make her a powerful problem-solver on the Integrate team. Christie and her team provide successful financial automated solutions to our clients that support their company goals.

Doré van der Merwe

HR & Project Manager
Doré manages OCFO’s People Department, administering strategic projects, and exploring possible channels of growth for the company. She sets the bar high, and is always willing to go the extra mile for her colleagues and is one of the reasons for our positive company culture. Doré’s warmth, energy, and great people skills have been instrumental in building our current team and make her an asset in her position.

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Senior Financial Consultant
Lizanne has put in the work and gained valuable experience in financial services in various international cities and companies. She is highly skilled in her field and brings deep expertise and an agile mindset to all her dealings with clients. Her clients find immense value in working with her and benefit from her intelligence and ability to see beyond the obvious in order to identify potential opportunities. Lizanne is thorough in anything she undertakes and has a positive and lasting influence on those around her.

Bernadise Lopes (PA)SA

Senior Accounting Consultant

Bernadise adds value to our team through her unique set of skills, and is responsible for monthly reporting, streamlining accounting systems and procedures, as well as annual financial statement compilation and review. Bernadise is flexible and adaptable, and able to manage her responsibilities and deliverables making her a valuable team member. She encourages and motivates those around her and leads by example.

Dorette Uys CA (SA)

Senior Accounting Consultant
Dorette has years of experience as a financial manager, business analyst, and SA Tax Manager and is currently Senior Accounting Consultant for OCFO. She is an optimistic and highly skilled team player, who always makes an impact by providing targeted solutions to her client’s financial pain points.

Leanne Hoffman CA(SA)

Technical Accounting & Tax Manager
Leanne oversees technical and compliance matters in the OCFO cloud accounting department, where her attention to detail and professional integrity make her stand out. Leanne believes in doing things right and has a proactive and open-minded approach to her work and a dedication to delivering excellent results.

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Financial Consultant
With years of experience in multiple industries, Etienne adds value to the OCFO team as a highly skilled Financial Consultant. Etienne is optimistic and a team player and makes an impression on those around him, both colleagues and clients.

Marica van Zyl PA(SA)

Accounting Consultant
With experience in a number of industries, Marica is at home in a challenging work environment, where she has the ability to make sense out of chaos and impose order and structure. She is passionate about learning and growing, making her a valuable team member at OCFO.

Marizanne Nel (PA)SA

Accounting Consultant
Marizanne’s role in the team includes reviewing monthly accounting and payroll SARS compliance. Marizanne’s keen intellect and specialist skill-set make her an asset to the OCFO team as well as clients, and her work ethic sets the bar high. She is often a beacon of calm in a sea of activity, and an impactful part of the accounting team.

Lize McCallum

Programme Manager

Along with the financial team at OCFO, Lize brings programming skills and an analytical mind to assisting businesses to build and refine their financial funcion. Her dedication to the success and progress of SME is evident in her commitment to her work, and her ability to collaborate and work with her team make her an asset in her position as programme manager.

Sylvia du Toit PA(SA)

Financial Manager

As financial manager Sylvia manages OCFOs internal finance, as well as overseeing a cloud accounting team. She is a strong and impactful leader who always supports her team while taking personal responsibility for her work. Sylvia’s attention to detail and problem-solving skills make her the perfect fit for the position.

John Powell

Financial Consultant

As CFO Consultant John works closely with OCFO clients, bringing valuable insight and high-level financial experience to the table. His outgoing personality and sense of humor make him a favorite with the team.

Christiaan Jacobs

Fundraising Consultant
Christiaan is a Fundraising Consultant for Outsourced CFO and the ideal partner for any entrepreneur looking to raise funds. He brings well-rounded industry insights to any transaction and his collaborative style makes him an invaluable member of the OCFO team.

Macheka Vimbainashe

Financial Consultant

Macheka holds an Hons BCompt in Accounting and Auditing from UNISA, and has gained extensive experience in the consumer goods industry. She is an expert at internal audits, taxations, Microsoft Excel, strategic planning, and Microsoft Office. Macheka is dedicated and hard-working with a willingness to learn and grow that makes her a valuable addition to our team.

Juan Van den Berg

Financial Consultant

Juan is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an honors from the university of Pretoria and extensive experience within his industry. Jaun is highly motivated, ambitious and open to learn from his environment, and this, coupled with his financial skills are vauable assets in his position as consultant at OCFO.