OFFICE OF THE MM: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
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OFFICE OF THE MM: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

THIS POSITION IS FOR A FIVE (5) YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

The successful applicant will be required to sign an Employment Contract and Performance Agreement as well as undergo the required Competency Assessments as per the Local Government Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment for Senior Managers

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 26 April 2021 at 16:00

EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

POSITION : CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (REF: 2020-21 / 029)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Tertiary qualification on NQF level 7 in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Economics or Chartered Accountant (SA).
  • Minimum of 7 (seven) years relevant combined senior and middle management experience of which at least 2 years must be at a senior management level
  • Municipal Finance Management Programme (MFMP) and/or Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD).
  • Registration with the relevant professional body/bodies will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local government environment.
  • Valid Code EB driver’s license.
  • Advanced Computer Literacy.
  • Ability to strategically plan, negotiate and communicate at all spheres of government and with all stakeholders.

The MFMP and/or CPMD in line with Government Gazette no. 37245 are as prescribed under the Local Government Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007, issued in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act, as published under Government Notice No. R493 in Government Gazette No. 29967 of 15 June 2007.

LEADING AND CORE COMPETENCIES:

The successful applicant must possess the following Leading and Core Competencies as per Notice 21 of Government Gazette No. 37245 dated 17 January 2014:

Leading Competencies: Strategic Direction and Leadership – People management – Program and Project Management – Financial Management – Change Leadership – Governance Leadership

Core Competencies: Moral Competence – Planning and Organizing – Analysis and Innovation – Knowledge and Information Management – Communication – Results and Quality Focus

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation
  • Advanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management
  • Advanced understanding of Council operations and delegation of powers
  • Good governance
  • Audit and Risk management, establishment and functionality
  • Budget and finance management

 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

 

Reporting to the Municipal Manager the incumbent will be responsible to:

 

    • Lead, direct and manage staff within the Financial Services department so as to enable them to meet their departmental and organizational objectives.
    • Provide strategic leadership, support, and ethical and correct advice to the Municipality regarding financial management functions as prescribed by the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act No. 56 of 2003, National Treasury Regulations and other financial prescripts.
    • Prepare, manage and implement the municipal budget.
    • Develop and implement key strategic business plans for: Supply Chain management, Revenue management, Expenditure management, Asset management and Budget and reporting.
    • Prepare annual financial statements and other mandatory financial management reports.
    • Develop and maintain financial policies, practices and procedures for the Municipality.
    • Prepare and submit required reports to the Municipal Manager and relevant Council.
    • Develop and implement the departmental Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP)
    • Perform duties and functions delegated to the Chief Financial Officer in line with the MFMA and as delegated by the Accounting Officer and or by Council.
    • Ensure the development of sound, effective and efficient financial management systems and compliance with the Municipal Finance Management Act, No. 56 of 2003 and all other relevant legislation.
    • Ensure implementation of Council resolutions.
    • Ensure sound management of assets, income and expenditure of the Municipality.
    • Manage liabilities of the Municipality in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders and represent the Municipality at Provincial and National forums.

 

TERM OF OFFICE 

The prospective member of the disciplinary committee will serve for a period not exceeding three (3) years.

 

REMUNERATION 

R1 188 638.00 (minimum) / R1 415 047.00 (midpoint) / R1 596 747.00 (maximum)

 

SEQUENCE OF MEETINGS 

A minimum of four meetings will be held in a financial year or at such other time as may be required.

 

The offer of remuneration will be determined by competencies, qualifications and experience as set out in Notice 1224 published in Government Gazette No. 42023 dated 08 November 2018, Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers.

Qualifying applicants are required to submit their applications on the official Govan Mbeki application form for Senior Managers which is available from our website: www.govanmbeki.gov.za. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter which indicates the position applied for, a detailed CV, originally certified copies of qualifications, ID and driver’s license. Applications must be sent via post to: The Municipal Manager, Govan Mbeki Municipality, Private Bag X1017, Secunda, 2302 or be hand delivered to: the Manager Human Resources, Office no. 201 (Human Resources Section), 2nd Floor, Municipal Offices, Horwood Street, Secunda.

Qualification and employment verification as well as criminal record and credit record enquiries will be performed as part of the screening process for all shortlisted candidates. Competency assessments must be undertaken by candidates who are recommended for appointment. Further enquiries may be directed to the Manager Human Resources, Ms JL Cloete at (017) 620 6023 during office hours.

Govan Mbeki Municipality is committed to the achievement and compliance of diversity and employment equity, especially in terms of race, gender and disability.

 

APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT ON THE PRESCRIBED OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM, FAXED AND E-MAILED APPLICATIONS, LATE APPLICATIONS AND THOSE WITHOUT ABOVEMENTIONED ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 26 April 2021 at 16:00

 

Govan Mbeki Municipality reserves the right not to fill the advertised post. If you do not hear from us within 3 months after the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.