Financial Controller: Revenue

Reference Number: WCLA 2/2014
Component: Provincial Government
Core Title: Financial Controller: Revenue
Institution:Provincial Government

Western Cape Liquor Authority, Cape Town
Reference number: WCLA 2/2014

Job purpose:
To provide any combination of routine finance procedures, maintain proper finance records and obtain and provide financial information.

Minimum Requirements
- Grade 12 (or equivalent qualifications) - NQF 4 with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience.

Job Specification
- A 3 year Diploma / Degree (or equivalent qualification) - NQF 6;
- Experience within a regulatory environment;
- Experience on a Pastel Accounting System.

Key performance areas:
- Checking and verification of payments with source documentation;
- Maintenance of database;
- Ensure entity is registered on Pastel, Capture entity details on Pastel, Following up and updating entities details, Capturing of receipts on Pastel & Analyse Pastel reports;
- Ensure correct entries in accounts and pair off incorrect entries;
- Identify incorrect entries & determine correct allocations;
- Responsible for capturing journals on Pastel;
- Submit journals for authorisation;
- Report back on outstanding transactions;
- Do reconciliations between CMATS and pastel;
- Importing of bank statements to excel, adding of relevant information before uploading into pastel and CMATS;
- Updating of the CMATS / Licencing System on a daily, weekly basis;
- Monthly Bank Recons;
- Monthly recons between balance sheet and excel worksheets.

- Knowledge of the following:
o Financial accounting/accounting fundamentals;
o Relevant legislation, policies, prescripts and procedures relating to accounting and finance;
o Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and guidelines.;
- Working knowledge of the Clipper and CMats System;
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape;
- Proven computer literacy (MS Office with specific reference to Excel);
- Good financial skills.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will receive further correspondence. If you have not received a response from the department within three months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.

SALARY: R 251 310 per annum (total cost to company) per annum
CLOSING DATE: 6 June 2014 @ 16h00
ENQUIRIES: Ms S Langeveldt: (021) 483 9321

Salary: R 251 310 per annum (total cost to company)
Availabe: ASAP
Closing Date: 2014-06-06

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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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