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Emergency Hotline0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
Law Enforcement044 501 3240
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Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
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Notice-78-of-2016_Accountant-Financial-Statements-Treasury-and-Reporting

Closing Date: 09 May 2016
Salary: R 202 826.67 – R 263 288.53 (T12) + municipal benefits

Candidates who have the minimum requirements, the necessary integrity and an excellent track
record can apply for permanent position as:

POSITION ACCOUNTANT: ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS;TREASURY & REPORTING
DEPARTMENT :FINANCIAL SERVICES
SECTION :BUDGET & TREASURY OFFICE

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

*An appropriate B degree or equivalent NQF level 6 qualification in
Accounting/Auditing/Finance plus at least 3 years’ relevant experience in a Local Government environment.*
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; * A Professional with High Ethics, Drive to Succeed and
enthusiasm, * Good Communication Skills and ability to build positive relationships. *Have high aptitude in working
with numbers. *Ability to work and cope well under pressure. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. *
Advance computer literacy (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc); * Must be able to communicate in at least two of the official
provincial languages. A certificate in Municipal Finance (SAQA Qualification) or proof of enrolment and progress
with the above SAQA qualification.

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:* Coordinate specific administrative and reporting requirements associated
with the key performance and result indicators of the various functional activities;* Prepare monthly AFS, maintain
the general ledger by ensuring accurate and correct closing of control accounts. *Preparing investigational and
productivity reports as required by relevant legislation and treasury referring to statistical data and qualitative
information related to the financial position of the Municipality etc. for submission to the immediate superior for
consideration and inclusion into Council agendas/reports and/or forwarding to the appropriate government
departments;* Prepare statistical/statutory reports extracting information from the financial system and/or obtained
from relevant internal departments;* Compiling investigational reports and/or responses to correspondences and
queries, undertaking research or extracting information from records/statistics to support content, recommendations
and/or opinion;* Collaborating with external departments (Treasury, etc.) and professional bodies on financial
reporting procedural applications and principles with a view to aligning internal processes;* Providing advice to heads
of internal departments on GRAP, financial management, the re-alignment of specific financial processes to maintain
compliance with statutory requirements;* Manage and guiding specific deadlines and financial reporting sequences
associated with audit and legal compliance exercises, checking and verifying that information/records submitted
satisfies the scope of requirements;* communicating with the immediate superior and the internal auditor on audit
findings and institutes the necessary investigational or corrective measures;* Analysing and aligning operating
capacity and capabilities of the Department to deliver against specific key performance areas;* Evaluating and
Advising on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats arising out of operational activities and deliverables
in detailed financial reports submitted for perusal and approval to the immediate superior;* Coordinating performance
information of the finance department in terms of the approved SDBIP and assist the Manager: Performance
Management with the compilation of financial information for Annual Report;* Manage MGRO process and ensure
that the Municipality reports monthly. *Evaluating the adequacy of current transactional recording/accounting
procedures related to all financial transactions, correct capturing of records/accounts, updating and adjustment of
entries and presenting advice outlining approaches at improving controls and processes;* Evaluating and reviewing
risk related policies associated with financial reporting sequences with a view to providing input into the amendment
of procedural applications.

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and be aware that previous
employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit record may be verified and they will be
subjected to a police security clearance.

Application forms are available on the Bitou website (www.bitou.gov.za). A detailed CV of no more than five pages
plus original certified copies of qualifications must be attached to the application form and must be posted /hand
delivered to the Human Resources Section, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002; Plettenberg Bay; 6600.

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