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Full-time Chief Finance Officer

at Mhlonto Local Municipality in Qumbu

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer

Requirements and Competencies:

• Must have a recognized three year degree or diploma in financial management or equivalent qualification.
• Must be in possession of CPMD certificate.
• A minimum of 5 years experience at management level with in the local government environment.
• A visionary, inspirational, innovative financial expert.
• A proven ability to take charge of the municipal finances.
• Ability to draft financial policies and procedures.
• An in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable at local government.
• Strong communication (written and verbal), report writing, presentation and facilitation skills.
• Must have a valid code 08 driving license.

Key performance areas:

• Financial planning – monitoring balance between budget, revenue and expenditure.
• Leading the budget compilation and monitoring revenue and expenditure.
• Preparation of monthly, quarterly reports and annual financial statements of the municipality.
• Tax preparation and submission of all financial statutory returns.
• Implementing, monitoring and evaluating the key performance objectives, indicators and the council’s targets of the integrated development plan and service delivery and budget implementation plan.
• Must manage and monitor the performance of staff in order to achieve the short, medium and long term goals of the municipality.
• Must provide an advisory support to the mayor, executive committee and the council.
• Must have a clear understanding of shortfalls facing the municipality.
• Must have ability to mobilize funds for the municipality.
• Must comply with rules and regulations of Auditor general.
• Liaising with auditors – both internal and external.


All inclusive market related remuneration package is offered with full range benefits and performance incentives to a successful candidate.
As a strategic person he/she has to:
• Sign a performance agreement within 21 days after the appointment.
• Accept a probationary period of 12 months.
• Disclose annual benefits in terms of the municipal systems act No.32 of 2000 and has to abide by the code of conduct of municipal officials as enshrined in the same act.
• Send certified copies of certificates.

How to Apply:

Applications with CVs and certified certificates must be posted or sent by hand to:
The Acting Municipal Manager
Mr T.P Mase
Mhlontlo Municipality
96 L. Mabindla Street, Qumbu
Po Box 31, Qumbu, 5180

Deadline: 19/08/2013

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