Lean finance - Workshop 2018

My Offerings


Every manager has the dual responsibility for optimising the application of resources under their control, as well as seeking ways to minimise the costs of operational activities. Therefore knowledge and awareness of costing and management accounting through the application of LEAN techniques is essential. Develop your understanding of LEAN in a practical business environment and learn tools to help you identify the inefficiencies, waste and restraints on the effective utilisation of resources.

Key topics covered:

  • Discover practical ways of developing plans for the implementation of LEAN tools and techniques.
  • How to measure and monitor what is necessary for the sustainable growth of the new, LEAN organisation

Trainer profile:

Malcolm Furber, FCMA, CGMA, FInstD, CCMI FSAIM

Malcolm trained with ICI in the U.K. qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1978 and has undertaken post qualifying studies in Marketing at Bradford University, International management trends at Princeton (USA) and Strategic management courses at SBL/UNISA and the London Business school. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and the South African Institute of Management. Malcolm has been in consulting for the last 11 years where he has predominantly been involved in business improvement assignments in both the private and public sector. He is currently Strategic Implementation Advisor at EthossDelphini where he is primarily involved in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, company restructuring and turnarounds and Enterprise Performance Management.

Learning objectives

  • Gain knowledge on how to determine how to identify the policies and processes that exist only for their self-perpetuation
  • Understand how to replace, or eliminate, those processes that do not add value
  • Open up opportunities for improved and streamlined processes, as well as benefitting the decision-making activity
  • Optimise value-add activities that deliver a sustainable and improve bottom line


  • Directors and the Senior Management Team - responsible for stakeholder satisfaction & sustainability
  • Accountants, Financial Managers & Controllers - needing to be on top of their game
  • Business Unit Managers & Operational Audit Managers – to ensure organisational stability
  • Every manager, senior manager, controller, director or executive, has a duty to manage the resources under their control in the most effective manner but often, over time, inefficiencies can creep into activities. It is therefore very important to refresh best practices and ensure that the business is functioning to its maximum capability



3 hours