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Electricity044 501 3277
Water and Sanitation044 501 3121
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Refuse Removal044 501 3216
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
Law Enforcement044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
Bitou Municipality044 501 3000
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Electricity 044 501 3277
Water and Sanitation 044 501 3121
Fire / Rescue 044 533 5000
Refuse Removal 044 501 3216
Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
Law Enforcement 044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
Bitou Municipality 044 501 3000

Financial Services

Overview

The Finance Department manages the financial affairs of municipality. The goal is to ensure the efficient and effective management of the financial resources to ensure the financial sustainability of the municipality. It is the custodian of all municipal assets and must ensure the prudent financial management of public funds. The department is responsible for the management of all revenue collected by means of assessment rates; service fees other charges and sundry revenue. The department is responsible for supply chain management, expenditure management as well as the management of the municipal investment and insurance portfolio. The finance department is also responsible for the drafting of the annual budget, the financial statements and all accounting functions and legislatively required reporting.

Key Documents:
See Finance: Key Documents for copies of financial statements, quarterly reports, budget plans and other important information.

 

Head of Department:
 

 

(Acting) Chief Financial Officer:  Mr. Gert Groenewald

Performance Agreement

 

Personal Assistant:
 

Personal Assistant: Ms. Zikhona Ncera
Tel: 044 501 3020
Fax: 044 533 6198
Email: zncera@plett.gov.za

Vision

To ensure sound financial management through effective collection of revenue, sustainable utilisation of resources and accurate recording of financial transactions.

Key performance areas

  • Render support services to other departments
  • Annual budget process
  • Annual financial statements
  • Credit control and debt collection
  • Supply chain management
  • Ensure compliance to MFMA
  • Develop and implement sound financial policies and procedures
  • Provide IT support
  • Insurance management
  • Investment management.
  • Expenditure management
  • Maintain a GRAP compliant asset register

 

The Financial Services Directorate is split into five sections:

1. Income

Responsibilities

  • Billing of accounts, including per-paid metering management.
  • Cash/revenue collection and management including cashiering, direct debit payment, bank payment, sundry debtors and water and light payment monitoring.
  • Credit control, including service cut-offs, legal action and pensioner and indigent rebates.
  • Rate levying and rate clearances.
  • Meter reading.

Manager: Ms. Shariefa Daniels
Tel: 044 501 3023
Fax: 044 533 6198
Email: sdaniels@plett.gov.za

 

2. Expenditure

Responsibilities

  • Bank reconciliation: ensure that cashbook and related entries are reconciled to the bank statements.
  • Investment management: to promote the preservation of funds and optimal cash value management.
  • Creditors and purchases: ensure the effective management of creditor payments including employees.
  • VAT: ensure that all taxation is paid and claimed in terms of the appropriate legislation.
  • Insurance: to ensure that all municipal assets and operations are adequately and realistically covered by the insurance.
  • Risk management: ensure the implementation of effective financial risk management framework and procedures.
  • Policies and by-laws: ensure that by-laws, policies and procedures- complies with the legislative prescripts of council.

Contact:
Manager: Mr. Ntho Maredi
Tel: 044 501 3196
Fax: 086 645 2919
Email: nmaredi@plett.gov.za

 

3. Budget and Treasury Office

Responsibilities

  • Asset management
  • Liability management
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining budget on financial system
  • Budget and budget implementation
  • MFMA and other legislative compliance
  • Monthly, quarterly, midyear and yearly reporting
  • Training of financial interns
  • Annual financial statements
  • Implementing all relevant accounting standards

Contact:
Senior Manager:
Tel: 044 501 3404
Fax: 044 533 6198
Email: 

 

4. Information Technology

Responsibilities

The IT section is responsible for the rendering of IT support to all departments of the municipality.
It ensures that the relevant systems and procedures are in place as required by legislation.

Contact:
Manager: Mr. Gavin Gresse
Tel: 044 501 3131
Email: gavin.gresse@plett.gov.za

 

5. Supply Chain Management

The objectives of SCM Unit include:

  • Ensure that procurement processes are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, cost effective and consistent with the Supply Chain Management Policy.
  • Ensure that goods and services are delivered to the right place, in the right quantity, with the right quality, at the right cost and at the right time.
  • Promote consistency in respect of SCM policy and other related initiatives in Government.
  • Give effect to the provisions of the Constitution.
  • Give effect to the provisions of the MFMA.

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Contact:
Manager: Mr Pedro Peters
Tel: 044 501 3188
Fax: 044 533 1226
Email:ppeters@plett.gov.za                          

 

 Documents:
Click to Visit the  Documents section for copies of the SCM policy, download the application to be listed as an accredited supplier, and other SCM forms.

 

 

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Last published 20 April 2017