CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

REF NO:
DHET01/01/2021
Branch: National Skills Fund (NSF)
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (Level 14) (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
An appropriate bachelor’s degree (NQF7) in Finance/Accounting or an
equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA. A postgraduate qualification
at NQF level 8 in the field of Finance or Management Accounting will be an
added advantage. Admission as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) is
essential. A minimum of 6-10 years’ experience in financial accounting or
related field, of which 5 years’ experience should be at senior management
level, coupled with extensive management experience in the field of financial
management covering Accounting, Budgeting Reporting, Asset Management
and Supply Chain Management. Knowledge of the Public Finance
Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and relevant government
policies regulating financial management in government: Generally,
Recognised Audit Practices (GRAP); and Preferential Procurement Policy
Framework (PPPFA). Skills Development Act and Skills Development Levies
Act. Extensive knowledge of Public Service and National Skills Fund mandates
and strategies and Post-School Education and Training system and pedagogy.
General knowledge of Public Service Regulations, NSF goals and business
processes and performance requirements. Willingness to work irregular hours
and travel extensively. A valid driver’s licence. Competencies: Excellent
knowledge of financial management; contract management, supply chain
management systems and budgeting principles; Expert knowledge of Basic
Accounting Systems, procedures and controls within the private and public
sectors. Good understanding of macro-economic policies and strategies
affecting the operation of the public and private entities (including monetary,
fiscal, trade protocols, agreements and micro-economic reform strategy).
Extensive experience in the application of strategic management, business
planning and design, performance measurement, financial accounting
(including principles of GRAP/MCS), management accounting, cost
accounting, internal controls, internal and external audit, information systems
and Supply Chain Management. Ability to establish good working relations with
key stakeholders such as the National Treasury and Auditor-General of South
Africa. Acumen and experience to manage and interact with key stakeholders
at senior level; proven strategic and leadership capabilities, programme and
project management, and people management and empowerment; welldeveloped research and development methodologies. Skills: excellent
communication skills (written and verbal). Client orientation and customer
focus, honesty and integrity, and time management skills. Excellent project
management, problem solving, report writing, computer and analytic skills are
key to this post.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will oversee provide effective, integrated financial
services and administration functions that support, the skills development
funding functions and supply chain management systems within the NSF in
accordance with the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and other finance-related
prescripts; provide strategic support and guidance to the Accounting Officer
(Executive Officer). Manage and facilitate the provision of financial
management services. Develop, implement and monitor financial services and
procurement-related policies and procedures. Support the Executive Officer
and other senior managers in the execution of their functions in terms of the
PFMA and National Treasury Regulations and other related legal frameworks.
Oversee and lead in the development and monitoring of the implementation of
finance policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance and to promote
sound financial management. Establishing and maintaining appropriate
systems (analytical tools, information systems and models or projections of
cost behaviour) and policies to ensure effective and efficient management of
resources. Oversee and lead the budgeting process in compliance with the
National Treasury guidelines and to monitor the utilisation of budgets within the
NSF. Establish and maintain the financial and administration system and
ensure strict controls measures are in place to mitigate risks. Oversee the
NSF’s budget allocations and related financial activities and ensure that
measurable outputs are specified. Manage and monitor the public entities’
compliance oversight. Prepare management account reports including
financial reports and quarterly reports. Formulating creative solutions to
enhance cost effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery and administration of
services. Advise the Accounting Officer on matters that have strategic and
financial implications and provide consultative support to planning initiatives
through financial and management information analysis, reports and
recommendations. Coordinating the MTEF and Estimate of National
Expenditure processes in respect of the Department. Liaising with the relevant
role-players in the financial environment regarding transversal financial
matters. Liaising with external auditors and attend to audit queries.
Management of financial and human resources within the Finance Chief
Directorate in line with relevant legislation in order to reach the strategic
objectives of the National Skills Fund.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr P Mtshali Tel No: 012 312 5089 / Mr R Kgare Tel No: 012 312 5442 / Mr D
Moyane Tel No: 012 312 5165

APPLICATIONS :
Forward your application to email address: DHET01012021@dhet.gov.za
NOTE : Please ensure that you take note of the disclaimer under each advert pertaining
to the sending of applications during the various lockdown levels. Ensure that
you use the correct e-mail address as set in each advert. Applications with
supporting documentation, including a signed Z83 from should be emailed to
the respective email addresses. Applications sent to incorrect email addresses
will regrettably not be considered. Requirements of applications: Applications
must be submitted on a Z83 form obtainable on the internet at
www.gov.za/documents and must be accompanied by (1) a comprehensive
CV, and (2) certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation),
Identity Document, valid driver’s licence (where is required) as one document
in a PDF format. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications
evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Candidates
whose appointments promote representativity in terms of race, gender and
disability will receive preference. NB: Prospective applicants must please use
the new Z83 which is effective as at 01 January 2021. All shortlisted candidates
for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test
relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the Department. The successful candidate(s) will be required
to undergo a Competency Assessment. One of the minimum entry
requirements for SMS position is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on
the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentry-programme/. The Candidate(s) will be required to sign an annual
performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected
to security clearance. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months
of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application
was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability
checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, qualification/study
verification and previous employment verification). Applications received after
the closing date will not be considered. Disclaimer: Considering restrictions on
travel during phases 5 to 3 of lockdown levels, you are encouraged to email
your application with the relevant supporting documentation. You must quote
the reference number in the subject line. The successful candidate will not be
appointed before completion of the Pre-entry Certificate for SMS positions as
prescribed by the DPSA.
CLOSING DATE :
12 February 2021

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