PHUMELELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Phumelela Local Municipality subscribes to the principles of the Employment Equity Act, and need to appoint suitably qualified and experienced people in the under mentioned positions. People with the skills and expertise to discharge the duties of the under mentioned positions are invited to apply.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
(4-year fixed-term performance-based contract)
(Appointment in Terms of Section 56 & 57 of the Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000 and the Local Government Laws Amendment Act, 19 of 2008)
SALARY: An all inclusive remuneration package will be applicable and negotiable
The successful candidate will manage the Financial Services Department of the Phumelela Local Municipality and implement financial reforms with the assistance of appropriately skilled finance staff. Furthermore, the incumbent will assist the Accounting Officer to carry out his or her financial management responsibilities in areas ranging from budget preparation to financial reporting and the development and maintenance of internal control policies and procedures.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Report directly to the Accounting Officer on strategic financial management issues • Provide adequate financial management advice to Council, the Accounting Officer as well as the Executive Management Team • Effectively and efficiently implement and manage the financial management systems • Develop and implement key strategic/business plans to ensure effective implementation and management of systems, processes, procedures and controls relating to:
• Supply Chain Management,
• Revenue Management,
• Expenditure Management,
• Budget Preparation and Reporting
• Prepare Annual Financial Statements and other mandatory financial management reports
Perform duties and functions delegated to the Chief Financial Officer by the Municipal Finance Management Act and as delegated by Council and/or the Accounting Officer • Ensure legislative, regulatory, policy, practices and standards compliance • Implement effective processes, support and coordination for the compilation of the Integrated Development Plan, Budget and Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan • Strategically engage with auditors and provide appropriate and timely responses to audit queries • Be responsible for the execution and timely delivery of departmental outputs as outlined in the departmental SDBIP and CFO’s performance contract • Facilitate stakeholder participation and involvement.
REQUIREMENTS: • A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Accounting, Finance or Economics • A qualification as a Chartered Accountant (SA) or a relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage • A minimum of 5-10 years at Senior and Middle Management levels in a finance-related field, of which at least 3 years must have been at Senior Management level • Knowledge of MFMA, GRAP and GAMAP, Treasury Regulations, DORA, Budgeting, Auditing requirements and Supply Chain Management • Extensive knowledge of Local Government legislation, policy and regulatory frameworks, and standards and procedures, including SCOAs • Legibility in terms of the Minimum Competence Framework for Senior/Section 56 & 57 Managers as promulgated by the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs • Knowledge of financial management systems.
KEY COMPETENCIES: • Leadership • Analytical ability • Managerial experience • Strategic leadership and management skills • Strategic financial management • Operational financial management • Governance, ethics and values in financial management • Financial and performance reporting • Legislation, policy and implementation • Supply chain management • Audit and assurance • Audit and risk management experience • Programme and project management • Change management • Stakeholder relations.
Phumelela Local Municipality is an equal opportunity employer and appointment will be made in accordance with the Phumelela Local Municipality’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.
The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Applications will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews • Canvassing, fraudulent qualifications, information and documentation will immediately disqualify any applicant • If you do not receive a response within 3 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Applications, specifying the post applied for and accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications, ID and driver’s license, must be delivered to the Director: Corporate Services at the Phumelela Local Municipality Crn: Kuhn & Prinsloo Street Vrede, or posted to Private Bag x 5, Vrede, 9835.
Please note that no faxes or e-mails will be accepted.
Enquiries: Ms. Nomvula F Malatjie: Director Corporate Services Tel. (058) 913 8300
Closing date: 07 March 2014 at 16:30
MR BRUCE W KANNEMEYER