Deputy Director: Public Entity Finance

Reference number: POST 19/52

(Branch: Maritime Transport)

(Chief Directorate: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation)

(Directorate: Public Entity Oversight)

(Sub-Directorate: Public Entity Oversight)

SALARY: All salary inclusive package R 532 278 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate BComm Degree in Finance or BComm Accounting Degree with applicable experience of at least five (5) years of experience in any functions or disciplines. Note: The following will serve as a strong recommendation: Exposure to and knowledge of Public Entity related matters; Experience in engaging with all levels of Government and Private Sectors; Experience must include Stakeholder Management and Negotiation in multi-disciplinary environment; Experience in managing projects and processes in conflict environments with multiple stakeholder contradictions; Experience in managing multiple compliance framework environment; Good Financial and Budgeting skills; Sound Analytical skills; Communication skills both written and verbal; Leadership skills are required for this position. The following will serve as a recommendation: A Strategic thinker with managerial leadership and operational knowledge and skills; Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Effective Planning and Organizing skills; Ability to be proactive; Computer literacy and formal presentation skills; Good analytical and liaison skills; Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies; Knowledge of Internal Control Systems; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 and Treasury Regulations; Governance related to information; Knowledge of relevant databases and ability to work with them; Decision making skills; Willingness to travel and work beyond normal working hours.

DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible to: Monitor and evaluate expenditure and budget priorities on a quarterly basis as determined in the MTEF; Assist Public Entities with financial planning and cost analysis; Analyze financial data to ensure efficient use of resources; Ensure compliance with PFMA and / or agency regulations and policies; Manage the Sub-ordinates; Monitor and evaluate financial information and performance agreements concluded with public entities; Monitor performance and provide input on the appropriateness of Public Entity targets and budgets; Review and compile quarterly financial analysis reports for public entities; Monitor public entities borrowing and guarantees; Prepare an entity growth analysis report when appropriate, according to investment policy and procedures; Analyze and compile financial commentary on the financial performance and operations for the AGM’s of public entities; Oversee the implementation of an electronic financial statement filing system by public entities; Monitor financial performance and compliance in line with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulation; Compile inputs for Parliament on matters that affect public entities; Participate in developing regulatory frameworks for financial management of the public entities; Ensure compliance by public entities to all financial related legislative prescripts; Ensure submission of all specified financial documentation by public entities; Coordinate and source information and results from Branch Directorate; Ensure the reporting of non-compliance by public entities.

ENQUIRIES: Mr Seremi Maleka, Tel: (012) 309 3830

Department of Transport is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with clear employment equity targets. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 of hand deliver at the Forum Building, Cnr Struben and Bosman Street, Pretoria for attention Recruitment Unit, Room 4042. Employees are reminded to quote the relevant reference numbers / post number when applying for these posts.

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department, (or obtainable at and a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates), as well as certified copies of all qualifications and ID document. Failure to submit the requested documents / information will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. The successful candidates must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department.

Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and assessments at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Please note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.

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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