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

DB Hauptfleisch

Damian Baker AGA(SA)

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Michael Botha

Loucile Jansen van Vuuren

Doré van der Merwe

Lize McCallum

Lorraine Mafusire

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Bernadise Lopes PA(SA)

Marica van Zyl PA(SA)

Marizanne Nel PA(SA)

Sylvia du Toit PA(SA)

Christiaan Jacobs CA(SA)

Vimbainashe Macheka CA(SA)

Juan Van den Berg CA(SA)

Kaamila Chetty

Charmaine Wentzel CA(SA)

Vimbainashe Macheka CA(SA)

Juan Van den Berg CA(SA)

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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, the Top CA in the Lead Category, 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

Jacques le Grange CA(SA), is a co-founder and Director at Outsourced CFO, is driven by a vision of businesses playing a redemptive role in society. For last decade, he has led the Cloud Accounting division as Director of Cloud Accounting and serving as Director of Finance. His focus is on building teams that empower entrepreneurs through robust finance functions using the latest cloud technology. 

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.

Damian Baker AGA(SA)

Head of 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.

DB Hauptfleisch

Chief People Officer

DB is a multiskilled leader and problem solver who loves to see people flourish and grow within their chosen fields. He has many years of experience in HR with both the legal and process aspects of a company ecosystem, as well as the development, business and data side of things. With a Masters degree and experience as a registered Industrial Psychologist since 2013, DB brings great insight and passion to his position at Outsourced CFO.

Etienne Raubenheimer CA(SA)

Head of CFO Services
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.

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 Jansen van Vuuren

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.

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.

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.

Lorraine Mafusire

Executive Manager

Lorraine is passionate about her position as executive manager and has developed a deep understanding of organizational dynamics and strategic priorities. She is a key member of the Outsourced CFO team and stands out not only for her dedication and flexibility in providing different levels of support and expertise, but also because of her cheerful demeanor and kindheartedness.

Lizanne Joubert CA(SA)

Snr CFO Consultant & POD Leader
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)

Accounting Consultant & Trainee Evaluator
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.

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.

Sylvia du Toit PA(SA)

Financial Manager

As financial manager Sylvia manages OCFOs internal finance. 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.

Christiaan Jacobs CA(SA)

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.

Vimbainashe Macheka CA(SA)

Snr CFO Consultant & POD Leader
Vimbainashe 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. Vimbainashe 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 CA(SA)

CFO 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.

Kaamila Chetty

Senior Payroll Consultant

Kaamila Chetty is a valued member of Outsourced CFO. She assists clients with their monthly payroll processing, implementation & compliance, and ensures that they are up to date with UIF, COIDA, EMP201 and EMP501s submissions. Kaamila is results-driven and dedicated to her work, while also feeling strongly about spending quality time with family. This balanced approach to life and work make her a good fit for the OCFO philosophy.

Charmaine Wentzel CA(SA)

Snr Accounting Consultant & POD Leader
After graduating as an accountant from the University of the Northwest Charmaine gained valuable experience as an accountant before joining the OCFO team in the position of Senior Consultant & POD Leader. Charmaine assists our team with the compilation of AFS, independent reviews, onboarding of new clients, monthly accounting and payroll deliverables and monthly and annual SARS & CIPC compliance. Charmaine is skilled, driven and committed to providing excellent service to her clients. Her technical skills coupled with great time management and an outgoing personality make her a welcome addition to the OCFO accounting team.