uMlalazi Local Municipality (KZ284)

uMlalazi Local Municipality (KZ284) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, invites the applications for the following 5 year-fixed term performance based contract position which exist in the Financial Services Department.



Annual Total Remuneration Package: Negotiable in terms of Government Gazette No. 43122 of 20 March 2020, i.e. Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Package Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers Directly Accountable to the Municipal Managers • Minimum: R894 447.00 – Midpoint: R1 022 226.00 – Maximum: R1 133 463.00 • Cellphone allowance in terms of the Council Policy

Notice: HR30/2021

The Chief Financial Office will report directly to the Municipal Manager Essential and non-negotiable requirements (Higher Education qualification, work-related experience and other requirements): • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics or a relevant qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework at a NQF Level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits or related fields in line with the Local government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007 (as amended by the Municipal Amendment Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2018) • Minimum 5 years’ experience at middle management level • Compliance with all the requirements as contained in the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, Gazette 29967 of 15 June 2007 • A Certificate in Municipal Financial Management Programme (MFMP) or Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) is essential; if a newly appointed person is not in possession of this Competency, he/she must complete it within eighteen (18) months from the date of employment, in accordance with Government Notice Number 91 of 3 February 2017, as promulgated in Government Gazette No. 40593, failing which, the employment contract will terminate automatically within one month after the applicable period • Valid driver’s licence. Added advantage: Registration with a recognized professional body.

Competencies: Strategic Leadership and Management • Strategic Financial Management • Operational Financial Management • Governance, ethics and values in financial management • Financial and performance reporting • Risk and change management • Project Management • Legislation, policy and implementation • Stakeholder relations • Supply Chain Management • Audit and assurance.

Key Performance Areas (KPA’s): • Manage and control all financial functions of the Municipality, which includes, inter alia, the administration of the budget • Advise the Municipal Manager on the exercise of powers and duties assigned to the Municipal Manager in terms of the MFMA • Assist the Accounting Officer in the Administration of the Municipality’s Bank Account and in the preparation and implementation of the Municipality’s budget • Advise Senior Managers and other Senior Officials in the exercise of powers and duties assigned or delegated to them in terms of Sections 78 or 79 of the MFMA • Perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, analysis, financial reporting, cash management, debt management, supply chain management, financial management as well as review other duties as may be delegated to him/her by the accounting officer in terms of section 79 of the MFMA • Develop a medium-term financial framework within which Council can operate • Provide framework for financial accountability and ensure it is applied effectively • Manage and control the auxiliary support services so that there are efficient and effective financial systems in place. Formulate support and implement strategic goals of the municipality in order to give effect to the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).

PLEASE NOTE: Appointments will be made according to the Council’s Employment Equity targets, which ensures representation of designated groups in the Municipality, including those people living with disabilities. Applicants are subjected to thorough evaluations including competency based assessments. Verification will be done on qualifications, previous/current employment, criminal and credit record. The candidates will be required to disclose all financial interests. Original qualification certificates must be produced at any resultant interviews. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreements. Candidates not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. The Council reserves the right to nullify or cancel an employment contract and recover all costs incurred by the municipality including remuneration, advertisement, etc., should it be discovered that the successful candidate submitted false or insufficient information which resulted to the contravention of the provisions of Municipal Council Policies, Local Government Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 read together with the applicable legislations. It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Failure to submit all required documents shall render the application invalid.

Clearly marked applications with the respective reference number accompanied by a prescribed application form for Senior Managers obtainable form Council’s website ( (failure to comply will result in the candidate being disqualified), detailed Curriculum Vitae with three contactable references, certified copies of qualifications (certified copies must not be older than 3 months) and ID, proof of valid driver’s licence must be posted to the attention of: The Municipal Manager, Civic Offices, P O Box 37, Eshowe, 3815. Hand delivered applications must be deposited into Application for Employment box at: Civic Offices, Hutchinson Street, Eshowe. ONLY hard copy applications will be considered. Please DO NOT fax/e-mail applications and DO NOT submit applications on Z83 forms.

Enquiries may be directed to: The Director Corporate Services, on tel. (035) 473 3300.