Deputy Director: Municipal Accounting and Auditing

Reference number: POST 22/103

Directorate: Financial Governance

SALARY: R532 278 - R 627 000 per annum (all inclusive package)

CENTRE: Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS: A relevant 3 Year tertiary qualification, e.g. National Diploma or Degree related to the job content. 2 - 3 Years’ experience in team Management / Supervision. 2 - 3 Years’ Experience in the Finance / Accounting and Auditing

DUTIES: Implement GRAP implementation strategy for Gauteng Municipalities and Municipal Entities. Monitor and facilitate compliance with norms and standards of good governance and best practice. Provide support, assistance and advice to delegated Municipalities in their compilation and finalisation of Annual Financial Statements, ensuring timeous submission to the Auditor General. Perform Financial Analysis of all audited Financial Statements of Municipalities and note any improvements or otherwise, and measure against target set by the Department. Monitor Progress of the Municipal Finance using periodic reporting, viz, monthly, quarterly and mid-year. Provide support, assistance and advice to delegated municipalities in establishment of the audit committees, internal audit unit and ensure effective use and functionality of these structures. The applicant must have an understanding of Risk Assessment Process as required by the MFMA and best practices corporate governance. Review Annual Risk Based Audit plan and three year rolling plan, make recommendations on the gaps identified and monitor implementation of the plan throughout the year. Provide assistance to municipalities. (In conjunction with LGRL & IGR Unit) in resolving financial problems through intervention mechanism

ENQUIRIES: Ms. Linda Ninzi 011 227 9000

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

APPLICATIONS: Please email your Z83 form, CV, certified copies of your ID, valid driver’s license and Qualifications to

CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification / s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old).

Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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