WATERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
Waterberg District Municipality is an equal opportunity employer subscribing to the Employment Equity Act, and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned post: Women and disabled are encouraged to apply.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The contract of employment will be on a permanent basis in line with Sec 56 (8) and Sec 57 (7) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act, 2022 (Act No.3 of 2022).
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Annual Total Remuneration Package: Minimum R 907 864, midpoint R 1,037 559, maximum R 1,150 465 per annum for a category 3 Municipality; (Annual Total Remuneration Package will be determined by competence, qualification, experience, and knowledge read together with the guidelines as set out in Government Gazette 47538 dated 18 November 2022). The successful incumbent shall be expected to sign employment contract, performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest form. The candidates recommended for appointment to the post must undergo a competency assessment and security vetting. The recruitment for the Chief Financial Officer is in accordance with the Local Government: Regulations on appointment and Conditions of employment of Senior Managers and other relevant legislations and Regulations.
The incumbent will be stationed at Waterberg District Municipality with its Offices in Modimolle Town.
REQUIREMENTS: At least a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. The application must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience at middle management; must have completed Municipal Finance Management Programme (MFMP). The applicant must be computer literate and have a driver’s license and his/her own roadworthy vehicle.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation; Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management; Good knowledge of financial management, including: revenue management; Supply Chain Management; Budgeting; Good management of expenditure and financial reporting; Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000); Good governance; Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all specialised support functions; Proficiency in Local Government Financial legislative environment, Treasury Regulations, Supply Chain Management and other legislations governing Municipal Finance.
COMPETENCIES: Strategic Leadership and Management; People Management; Program and Project Management; Strategic Financial Management, Change Leadership; Operational Financial Management; Governance Leadership, Ethics and Values in Financial Management; Financial and Performance Reporting; Risk and change management; Legislation, Policy and Implementation; Stakeholder Relations, Supply Chain Management, Audit and Assurance.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Moral Competence; Planning and Organising; Analysis and Innovation; Knowledge and Information Management; Communication; Results and Quality Focus.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Reporting directly to the Accounting Officer, the incumbent will be expected to perform amongst others: Provide strategic leadership in Budget and Treasury Office, develop and continuously evaluate short and long term strategic financial objectives. Ensuring that internal financial targets and budgets are fully consistent with the Municipality’s IDP, SDBIP and relevant agreements with other sectors of government. Develop effective and efficient management and control of municipal bank accounts and investment of surplus funds. Monitor compliance with and implementation of the MFMA. Advise the Accounting Officer on the exercise of powers and duties assigned to the Accounting Officer in terms of the MFMA. Assist the Accounting Officer in the administration of the municipality’s bank accounts and in the preparation and implementation of the budget. Perform such budgeting accounting, analysis, financial reporting, cash management, debt management, supply chain management, financial management, review and other duties as may in terms of section 70 of the MFMA be delegated by the Accounting Officer to the Chief Financial Officer. Analysis and interpretation of financial costing information to identify trends make forecasts and recommendations. Plan, direct and co-ordinate the planning and preparation of annual and long-term capital and operating budgets and submit these to management and Council for approval. Policy conceptualization, analysis and implementation. Compliance with and implementation of all council resolutions and policies.
All applications must be submitted on an official Waterberg District Municipality’s application form that is downloadable on our website: www.waterberg.gov.za or obtainable from the reception desk. The form must be accompanied by a detailed updated CV, recently (not older than 3 months) originally certified copies of qualifications, ID, driver’s license and a signed covering letter that indicate the position you are applying for and must be sent by post to: The Acting Municipal Manager, Waterberg District Municipality, Private Bag X 1018, Modimolle, 0510 or hand delivered to Waterberg District Municipality, Harry Gwala Street, Registry Section, Room 27. (Covid-19 regulations must be adhered to) Faxed, e-mailed, late applications and those without the relevant accompanying documents will not be considered.
NOTE: Qualifications, employment background check and a security vetting (criminal record check) will be done for the shortlisted candidates.
Further enquiries may be directed to Ms. RPT Makibelo at tel. no. 014 718 3367 or Mr. J Matlou at 014 718 3339 during office hours.
Closing Date: 11 January 2023
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.
The Waterberg District Municipality reserves the right not to appoint or fill the advertised post.
ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER