As Global Financial Director at Excel4apps, Marlise is responsible for financial operations, consolidation and reporting of the Excel4apps group and its subsidiary companies. This includes providing and interpreting financial information, maintaining accounting policies and procedures, monitoring and interpreting cash flows, conducting cost reduction reviews and implementing transfer pricing. She is passionate about doing the right thing, closely monitoring financial processes to minimize financial risk and ensure statutory compliance.
Prior to joining Excel4apps, Marlise was a partner at KPMG in Johannesburg, South Africa, and later in Sydney, Australia, where she had a portfolio of insurance and bank audit clients. In addition to client responsibilities, she oversaw the insurance business unit’s HR function and was a member of KPMG’s partner development and assessment programs.
Marlise obtained a Bachelor of Commerce, along with an Honor’s degree in Accounting, at the University of Johannesburg. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Marlise resides in Sydney with her husband, co-founder of Excel4apps, and their two children. She keeps fit by cycling with her local club before work and has undertaken challenging cycling events. She shares her daughter’s passion for dance and is a keen traveler.