Why is it so important for Public Sector financial offices to be professionalised? Are accountants just bean counters or is interpretation of data and a range of other soft skills important to master the task of balancing the books? What is a ‘clean audit’ and how can one take proactive measures to achieve this financial clean bill of health? Gareth Cliff speaks to Inge Muller, CFO and CA(SA) on SANRAL, on why she is passionate about professionalising the SANRAL finance office through SAICA’s Associate General Accountants and Accounting Technicians designations. This is a position she’s held for the past 17 years.