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Deputy Director Financial Services (REF: FIN 69)

Closing Date: 02 December 2022
Salary: R821 541.84 per annum (Post level T18 of a Grade 4 Municipality) (Excluding benefits)

 Please note:  Previous applicants do not need to re-apply again

Requirements:

  • B. Degree relevant to financial management with accounting as major subject.
  • Post Graduate degree in Accounting.
  • Valid Code B driver’s license
  • 8 Years’ relevant experience.
  • Registered to a professional Accounting body.
  • Compliance with the Minimum Municipal Competency level applicable to Senior Financial Officials
  • Good management, interpersonal, communication skills and Sound mathematical skills.
  • Ability to give attention to detail and a high level of responsibility.
  • The post must act in the position of Director Financial Services when required.
  • Fluent in at least 2 of the 3 languages spoken in the Western Cape, Afrikaans, English or IsiXhosa.
  • Please note: A performance agreement is also applicable to this position whereby the employer reserves the right to institute a performance management program.

 

Job purpose:

  • Provide strategic direction in conjunction with the Director Financial Services regarding the direction and functional matters of the Directorate.
  • Provide strategic operational direction and implementation of developed strategies.
  • strategically direct and lead the implementation of new financial or accounting practices, principles, and procedures according to best practice.
  • Design processes and relevant strategies according to best practice and produce guidelines on technical accounting and financial matters. Provide a support service to the Director Financial Services to perform the functions assigned to the post in terms of Chapter Nine of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003).
  • Apply sound legal, financial accounting and reporting management that complies with the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003)’ Municipal Supply Chain Regulations, Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations, Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP), Value Added Tax Act, The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and regulation in terms of this
  • Act, Council by-laws, National, Provincial, and local directives, and Circulars.
  • Provide proper control and reflection of activities of: Assets. Supply Chain Management, Expenditure (including housing finance, salaries, and other remunerations), Revenue & Debt Collection, Accounting, and   reporting   of   financial   activities (GRAP), Budget   and   Risk, Management.
  • Provide all relevant financial statements and reports required by the aforementioned laws and regulations, Council by-laws, instructions and needs.

Duties:

  • Plan and formulate policy, introducing and enforcing same in the Directorate including the revision and development of policies regarding quality management systems and operational and management strategies
  • Leading, directing, and formulating policy on latest financial developments in Financial Management.
  • Identify and   define operational   requirements for   Financial services and attend strategic   planning sessions regarding service delivery objectives
  • Analyse and motivate the sourcing of funding for new service delivery projects
  • Manage and monitor the establishment and implementation of effective, efficient, and transparent systems of financial management, risk management and internal controls.
  • Ensure that procedures are implemented to ensure a controlled environment.
  • Directs, manages, and controls the key performance indicators and outcomes of subordinate personnel
  • Manage the implementation of Council’s Supply Chain Management Policy, strategies and framework and address deviations from procedures.
  • Manage the implementation and maintenance of an effective system of expenditure control including procedures for the approval, authorization, withdrawal, and payment of funds.
  • Manage the   development and   maintenance methods and procedures (Registration, reconciliation, payments, and discounts) that will ensure efficient and effective accounting for expenditure in accordance with legislation.
  • Manage the implementation and maintenance of an effective system of Income control including procedures for the collection of billing data, verification, and actual billing.
  • Manage the development and maintenance methods and procedures that will ensure efficient and effective accounting for income and debt collection in accordance with legislation.
  • Manage the implementation of GRAP by developing processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with all the requirements of the relevant accounting standards.
  • Prepare the multiyear capital and operational revenue and expenditure forecasts.
  • Disseminate functional and operational information on the immediate, short- and long-term financial objectives
  • Manage and analyse the adequacy of current computerized control systems and applications against critical business needs and determine the need for changes or improvement
  • Manage the implementation of procedures and systems associated with document flow, quality systems and requirements regulating record keeping
  • Section 246 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011(Act no 28 of (2011) state that every company carrying on business or having an office in the Republic must at all-time be represented by an individual residing in the Republic
  • Keep abreast of changes in SCOA and communicate, update, monitor and report these changes.
  • Provide unique Insight and strategic advice on trends, industry, market factors, customer behaviour and other cost drivers affecting the organization
  • Manage the process of compiling the Long term Financial Plan
  • Develop new strategies, processes and systems that provide top quartile management information in terms of quality information and low cost/high value solutions.
  • Oversee the archiving of relevant research material that can be utilized by the Finance Department for management information as well as audit Information.
Deputy Director Financial Services (329.88KB) Last published 21 November 2022