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Chief Financial Officer

  • Full Time
  • Eastern Cape
  • Salary: R811 416 - R1 011 991 p.a

Great Kei Municipality

Comprised of Komga, Chintsa East, Haga Haga, Morgans Bay, and Kei Mouth Towns, with it’s Headquarters in Komga.

The Municipality is looking for a highly motivated, results oriented, suitably qualified, and experienced individual to fill the following position:



Salary Scale: Minimum R811 416.00 – Midpoint R911 704.00 – Maximum R1 011 991.00 p.a.
(As per the Upper Limits for Senior Managers – 8 November 2018


Minimum requirements: • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics/ Commerce at NQF Level 7 or equivalent qualification, Master’s degree will be an added advantage • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience at middle management level preferably at Local government or public service • Must meet minimum competency requirement of National Treasury (in possessing of the Certificate Programme in Management Development for Municipal Finance (CPMD) qualification as per Government Gazette No. 29967 or in the process of acquiring this Certificate programme within 18 months after appointment • Demonstrable past financial and general management experience and should possess good business acumen • Knowledge and experience of the principles of good corporate governance and compliance in a government environment, Policy formulation and implementation • Practical understanding of the Constitutional, Legislative and Policy Frameworks governing the Local sphere of government, and in particular, the responsibilities of a Senior Manager in terms of the Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 and the Municipal Finance Management Act, good understanding and ability to implement MFM Act No. 56 of 2003 • Valid Code 08 driver’s licence.

Competency requirements: As described in the performance regulations.

Key performance areas: • Providing strategic support to the offices of the Municipal Manager and the Mayor for the day to day financial management of the Municipality, fulfilling the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as prescribed by the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 (MFMA) • Preparing and implementing the budget, advising the senior managers in terms of budgeting, accounting, analysis, financial reporting, cash management, debt management and other duties as delegated to the CFO from time to time • Advising the Municipal Manager, Mayor and other Office – bearers on matters of financial and economic strategies including policy formulation, development and implementation of appropriate financial policies, procedures and rules applicable to the Municipality or re-evaluate the existing financial policies, procedures and rules applicable to the Municipality or re-evaluate the existing financial architecture to ensure relevance and compliance • Preparing and submitting regular reports to Council, Mayor, Provincial and National Departments as prescribed by various pieces of legislation• Preparing budget in terms of legislated time frames • Preparation and implementation of medium term financial plans, calculation, determination and implementation of tariffs for Municipal Services and facilities • Budgetary controls and monitoring of spending patterns and generation of income in terms of Council’s approved SDBIP’s • Monitoring and controlling of proper accounting systems, preparation of annual financial statements in accordance with acceptable accounting practices, cash and investment management, billing processes and revenue collection, development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of asset registers and municipal wide internal control systems • Managing the human capital of the Budget and Treasury Office • Taking an active role in the preparation of audit periods.

The Municipality subscribes to the principles of employment equity. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Interested suitably qualified candidates are to complete the application form which is available from the Municipal website OR at Komga Municipal Offices and submit application letter, complete Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of Certificates of qualifications, SA ID copy and driver’s licence.

Applicants not contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates need to undergo security vetting and must undergo Competency Assessment in line with LG: Regulations. Upon appointment, successful candidates will have to sign a Performance Agreement in line with Municipal Performance Regulations of 2006.

The Great Kei Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Applications must be submitted to: The Acting Director: Corporate Services, attention: Mrs N.P. Mpontshane, Great Kei Municipality, Private Bag X2, Komga, 4950, OR 17 Main Road, Komga, 4950.

For enquiries you can contact: The Human Resources Manager: Ms. P. Dumalisile, on 083 689 3915 during office hours.

E-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

Closing date for the applications: 25 July 2019 at 16h30.