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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Industry: Government / Job Expires: 2021-08-19 09:09:10 / Location: Gauteng

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  • The successful candidate must be a qualified Chartered Accountant with at least 10 years’ working experience, of which, 5 years must have been at a strategic level in a Senior Financial Management role. 
  • Experience in managing a diverse team of professionals in a financial environment is essential.


  • The CFO will be responsible for Finance, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Information & Communication Systems (ICT) departments. 
  • Ensure preparation and submission of accurate annual financial statements (AFS), comply with GRAP. 
  • Attend and resolve audit queries as raised by the internal auditors and the Auditor-General (AG). 
  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure financial viability and budget discipline of the entity. 
  • Ensure participation and compliance with all budget processes e.g. MTEF and ENE. 
  • Provide support to the CEO and key stakeholders on all strategic matters related to budgets, financial management, Procurement and ICT. 
  • Oversee the establishment, implementation and monitoring of the compliance with statutory legislation, policies and governance frameworks such as ICT Governance Frameworks. 
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the strategic plan. 
  • Ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports and or presentations to Managers, Exco, the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Department of Trade, Industry & Competition, National Treasury and Parliamentary committees. 
  • Interaction with the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Department of Trade, Industry & Competition, National Treasury, Parliamentary Committees. 
  • Human capital development, capacity building and talent management within the departments. 
  • Oversee risk management processes. 


  • Public sector background/experience in a government agency environment. 
  • Extensive and practical knowledge of PFMA, Treasury Regulations, accounting standards and all other financial management prescripts relevant to the public sector. 
  • Knowledge of CaseWare. 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Corporate Governance. 
  • Governance, ethics and values in Financial Management. 
  • Information and Technology Governance Frameworks. 
  • Treasury regulations and supply chain management legislation e.g. PPPFA. 
  • Operating procedures, accounting and reporting standards. 


  • Strategic leadership and management 
  • Strategic and operational financial management 
  • Risk and change management 
  • Project management 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Excellent administrative skills 
  • Analytical skills.

This is an Employment Equity preferred opportunity. Also be aware that if we don't call you within a month, consider your application unsuccessful.

To apply, please send your cv to info@heitha.co.za.

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