Western Cape Government Economist: Local Government Budget Office Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose

  • Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to manage, assist, assess and report on municipal and municipal entity budgets, revenue and expenditure management and introduce remedial steps, effective participation in local government IGR engagement processes and drive the implementation of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act,2003 (Act 56 0f 2003). This post is based in Cape Town, CBD.

    Minimum Requirements
  • An appropriate 3-year B-Degree (equivalent or higher qualification) in Economics, Public Finance or Accounting;
  • A minimum of 6 years proven financial management experience in the Public Sector of which 3 years should be management experience;
  • A valid (Code B or higher) driving licence.

    Key Performance Areas
  • Municipal budgets analysed and assessed to improve conformance, credibility and sustainability in compliance with sections 22 and 23 of the MFMA;
  • In-year monitoring reports on the implementation of municipal budgets evaluated and trends and risks reported to provincial and national government, as per section 71 of the MFMA;
  • Feedback and advice provided to municipalities in order to enhance conformance, accountability, data integrity, sustainability and efficiencies;
  • Reports and analysis on MFMA implementation and municipal finances to improve IGR and coordination within and across PT, other departments and relevant stakeholders to improve conformance and performance in municipalities; Personnel management that positively contributes to equity, staff recruitment, retention and development

    Knowledge of the following:
  • Financial norms and standards (Public Finance Management Act, Municipal Finance Management Act, National Treasury regulations, Provincial Treasury Instructions, Circulars, Companies Act);
  • Municipal budget process and procedures;
  • In Year Monitoring process and procedures;
  • Implementation of the mSCOA reform in municipalities;

    Skills needed:
  • Written and verbal communication;
  • Organising, planning and change management;
  • Leadership and team building.

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