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POSITION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Closing Date: 06 March 2017
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)

POSITION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

TERM OF CONTRACT: 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

NOTICE NO: 29 / 2017

STATION: Main Administrative Building, 4 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay

All Applicants that previously applied for this position must re-apply.

Bitou Municipality is inviting applications for the following senior management vacancy from suitably qualified professionals;

POSITION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

TERM OF CONTRACT: 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

NOTICE NO: 29 / 2017

STATION: Main Administrative Building, 4 Sewell Street

Plettenberg Bay

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 the 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: ● A Postgraduate qualification in Accounting and or Finance at a NQF level 7 ● Compliance 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 ( municipalities were granted exemption from regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No. 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment ) ● 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 ●Proven successful institutional transformation with public or private sector ●Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation applicable to local government ●Advanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management ●Advanced understanding of council operations and financial delegations ●Competencies as per GNR21, GG 37245 dated 17 January 2014 ●Registration with the relevant professional body will be an added advantage ●Advanced computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook) ●Excellent 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.

An official application form applicable to Senior Managers (available on the municipal website) must be completed and must be accompanied with a covering letter, comprehensive CV, original certified copies of qualifications and ID document and driver’s license and the names of three contactable references from current and previous employers must be provided.

Applications must be posted to Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600 or hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, 4 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600. For attention of the Municipal Manager; Mr. Thabo Ndlovu.

Applications forms are available on the Bitou website (www.bitou.gov.za);

For enquiries can contact the Manager: Human Resource Administration, Mrs. Venus Cunningham on 044 501 3081 during office hours.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Appointments will be 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.

 

TC NDLOVU

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

 

CLOSING DATE: 06 MARCH 2017 at 14:00

Notice 29 of 2017_Chief Financial Officer (310.31KB) Application Form For Senior Managers (323.34KB) Reference Checking consent form (181.62KB) Last published 30 November 2018