Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Umuziwabantu Local Municipality is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity
and equity in employment, which is non – discriminatory, and based on merit. Suitably qualified
persons (especially females & People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply) are hereby
invited to apply for the following vacancy that will be filled in terms of the Local Government Municipal
Systems Act, as amended and applicable Regulations on appointment of Senior Managers in Local
Government, Employment Equity Plan and Employment Policy of the municipality. –

ALL – INCLUSIVE REMUNERATION PACKAGE (Category 02 Municipality). : Between R 859
002 / R 965 171/ R 1, 055 932 p.a. in terms of Government Gazette No. 47538 of 18 November
2022 and/or pending the latest set of regulations.


• Matric or Equivalent Certificate • An appropriate Bachelor
Degree in the field of Accounting, Finance, or Economics (registered on the in the national
qualifications framework at a NQF level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits) Equivalent Qualification •
Certificate in MFMP/CPMD • At least a minimum of 5 years at middle management level and
have proven successful Professional accounting or Local Government’s finance experience
• Good Knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation • Good understanding of
institutional governance systems and performance management • Good knowledge of Supply Chain
management regulations and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5. Of 2000).
• Registration with a relevant professional body and project management certificate or diploma will be an
added advantage • A valid Driving Licence (Code B) and Own appropriate transport.


• Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and
performance management systems. • Good knowledge and understanding on relevant policy and
legislation • Good governance. • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the
Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000).


• Applications must be submitted in the employment application form for
Senior Managers (Not Z 83) obtainable from our website:
• Shortlisted applicants will be required to bring with original certificates (academic qualifications) when
attending interviews and will have their qualifications verified and undergo competency assessments in
line with Regulation 16 of Gazette No. 37245, of 2014.
• Successful Candidate will be:
1. Employed permanently (and/or until termination or the retirement age (Age 65), whichever comes
first) and in terms of section 56 & 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of
2000, as amended (2022).
2. Required to sign an employment contract, a performance agreement and to disclose any financial
3. Subjected to background screening, security vetting, be subjected to competency assessment.


• Strategic Thinking in relation to planning, directing, managing and monitoring
financial policies and practices of the Municipality • Ability to lead and control the performance of the
municipality’s Finance Department generally • Passion for executing monthly financial reconciliations in
respect of revenue collection as well as expenditure • Capacity and passion for budget Implementation,
Expenditure Management, Asset Management, Payroll Administration, Cash Flow and Revenue
Management • Administrative acumen • Decision making acuity • Financial management resourcefulness
and leadership resilience • Realistic and tough minded in mapping out the Municipality’s future state of
financial position.


• Plan and prepare budgets and financial documentation in accordance with
the prescripts of the MFMA and the Organisations Strategy • To establish and maintain appropriate financial
management systems • To establish and maintain appropriate asset management systems • To ensure the
utilization of resources in a responsible and sustainable manner • To establish and maintain mechanisms
and procedures to meet departmental and Legislative Requirements • Plan and manage computer systems
that record and store financial information • To operate in a strategic leadership role and to advise on legal
and financial matters • Provide analysis of financial records • Advise on the use of staff and resources
• Evaluate the efficiency of work practices and administration • Ensure statutory requirements are met
• Ensure Financial Accounts are completed • Ensure all financial reports are completed • Attend to the
statutory audit • Regarding financial matters • Effect risk management strategies in the department.
CLOSING DATE: 15 April 2023 at 15h00.

ENQUIRIES : The Director: Corporate Services (039 – 433 3500/15) and/or
[email protected].

Applicants are hereby advised to apply by filling in the employment application form for
Senior Managers obtainable from our website: (not Z83 form)
and must also send together with their Curriculum Vitae together with certified copies of
your academic qualifications, Identity Document (ID) and Valid (Code B) Driving Licence to:
[email protected] (scanned PDF documents (completed application form
(annexure C), CV and certified copies).


The Municipal Manager, Umuziwabantu Local
Municipality, Private Bag X 1023, HARDING, 4680

Submit your completed employment application form for Senior Managers, together with your
CV and certified copies of your qualifications and ID document and valid (code B) driving licence
by hand to:

Umuziwabantu Local Municipality, Corner of Turner and Murchison Street, HARDING, 4680.

• Failure to submit documents listed above will result in disqualification.
• The Municipality will not reimburse candidates for any travelling or accommodation expenses
incurred, and interviews will be conducted physically in the Municipal premises, Harding.
Without prejudice and with due respect, correspondence will only be limited to short-listed
applicants due to circumstances beyond our control. The Municipality reserves the right not to
make any appointment in respect of the advertised posts. Canvassing for this position will lead
to disqualification of applications.

MR. W. T. GUMEDE, THE ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER, Notice No.: 03 of 2022/2023

We urge all employees, members of Council, clients, members of the public and our suppliers
to report any kind of fraud or corruption at Umuziwabantu Local Municipality`s Human
Resources Unit.

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