Thobile Dlamini Tops Them All On the Continent

Eswatini Revenue Service Chief Financial Officer, Thobile Dlamini, has walked away with the Public Sector CFO of the Year in Africa award at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Africa CFO 2023 Awards.

The ACCA Africa CFO Awards is a collaborative regional initiative that recognizes excellence in the field of finance, highlighting the pivotal role finance plays in building resilient organizations and sustainable business models.

The awards are organized and run by the ACCA, a globally recognized professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide. 

Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, they have long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 247,000 members and 526,000 future members in 181 countries.  

Objectives of the CFO awards

  • Raise the profile of outstanding CFOs, illuminate the strategic role they play, and increase their employability.
  • Recognize and celebrate excellence and develop a community of finance leaders that create sustainable outcomes for their organizations.
  • Create a platform that increases brand visibility, enables the sharing of best practices, drives awareness, and inspires action for the next generation of finance and business leaders.

In a press statement, ERS Director of Communications and Marketing, Vusie Dlamini said the accolade is a testament to Thobile Dlamini’s outstanding contributions to the public sector and her unwavering commitment to financial leadership.

He added that the Revenue Service is extremely proud of Dlamini.

“ERS is delighted to extend heartfelt congratulations to Thobile Dlamini, the Chief Financial Officer of the Eswatini Revenue Service, for being honoured with the prestigious Public Sector CFO of the Year in Africa award at the ACCA Africa CFO Awards event held at Sandton City, Johannesburg.”

ERS Commissioner General Brightwell Nkambule also expressed his heartfelt congratulations.

“Thobile’s achievement is a source of pride for the Eswatini Revenue Service. Her dedication and leadership have played a pivotal role in our organization’s success. She continues to raise the bar in her work and leads the finance team with excellence. This award is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions to the public sector, and we are confident that she will continue to inspire others in the finance industry. As we celebrate this well-deserved accomplishment, we wish Thobile continued success in her future endeavours.”

Other award categories include CFO of the year sector, Financial services sector CFO of the year, small and medium sector CFO of the year, Environment, social and governance sector CFO of the year.

Worth noting is that Eswatini’s Phindile Ndlandla walked away with the Young CFO of the Year award last year.

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