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POSITION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Closing Date: 22 September 2016
Salary: A total remuneration package (in terms of Local Government: Upper limit of total remuneration packages payable to Managers directly accountable to the Municipal Manager) per annum

POSITION

Ref No.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Notice 194/2016

A total remuneration package (in terms of Local Government: Upper limit of total remuneration packages payable to Managers directly accountable to the Municipal Manager) per annum may be offered subject to compliance with the minimum prescribed higher education qualification, experience and attainment of demonstrated evidence of competent, advanced or superior competency level as measured against the competency framework for managers directly accountable to municipal managers. (Grade 3 Municipality)

The successful candidate will effectively manage financial services of the municipality (budgeting, income, expenditure, activity-based costing, supply chain management and asset management) through the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a financial management strategy which achieve the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) objectives for the Municipality.

Requirements/Qualifications:An appropriate and recognized NQF level 7 education qualification in the fields of Accounting, Finance or Economics or a Charted Accountant (SA); ●Must comply with the Financial and Supply Chain Management Competency Areas as required in terms of GNR493 as published in Government Gazette No. 29967 of 15 June 2007; ●Minimum of seven (7) years relevant management experience at senior and middle management levels, of which at least 2 years must have been at senior management; Advanced knowledge of Local Government Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), National Treasury Regulations and other legislation applicable to Local Government, Generally Recognized Accounting Practice (GRAP) and key financial management/ governance standards and performance objectives; ●roven successful institutional transformation with public or private sector; ●Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation applicable to local government; ●dvanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management; ●dvanced understanding of council operations and financial delegations; ●ompetencies as per GNR21, GG 37245 dated 17 January 2014; ●egistration with the relevant professional body will be an added advantage; ●he incumbent will also be expected to have sound knowledge and understanding of computer packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and MS Outlook); ●xcellent communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; A valid Code EB Driver’s license.

Competencies: ●Strategic leadership and human resource management, strategic financial management, operation financial management, governance leadership, experience in financial management, financial and performance reporting, budgeting, revenue and expenditure management, borrowing, investments, working capital and cash flow management, change management, project management, legislation, policy and implementation, stakeholder relations, supply chain management, risk audit and assurance.

Key Responsibilities: ●Develop, implement and manage strategic goals, policies and procedures in alignment to the municipality’s strategic objectives; ●Effectively manage financial services (budgeting, income, expenditure, activity-based costing, supply chain management) through the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a financial management strategy; ●Responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Department; ●Liaise and interact with individuals, role players and agencies on Senior level in all three spheres of government; ●Assist and support the Accounting Officer with the roles and responsibilities delegated to the Chief Financial Officer; ●As CFO, ensure municipal

financial viability through management and monitoring of all income and expenditure of the Municipality, safeguarding all assets, discharging liabilities of the Municipality and proper and diligent compliance with Municipal Financial Management Act and other prescripts

Candidates will be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and must be aware that previous employers and references will be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records will be verified. The candidates will be required to disclose all financial interests.

All applications must be submitted with a detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document, the names of three references from current and previous employers and a fully completed application form, are available from the municipal website of the Municipality, to be couriered to Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600, or hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600. For attention the Acting Municipal Manager; Mr. Reginald Smit, for any enquiries you can contact the Acting Senior Manager: Human Resources; Mr. William Cloete on tell: 044 501 3000.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Appointments will made according to the Council’s Employment Equity Plan, which ensures representation of designated groups in the Municipality, including those with disabilities.

2. ONLY hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.

3. No late applications will be considered. Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

4. Please quote reference number.

5. Appointment is subjected to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act. The appointment will be done in accordance with the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only, if you do not receive a response within 3 months from closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Bitou reserves the right not to make any appointments.

RK SMIT

ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2016 at 14h00

Notice 194 of 2016_Chief Financial Officer (Closing 22 09 2016) (142.33KB) Last published 04 February 2019