Posted 4 years ago



REF: CFO01/2020


Background:  The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), with a mandate to conduct research and to lead innovation and maritime co-ordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of the provincial economy. The institution is looking for an energetic, innovative, experienced, and qualifying individual to fulfil the role of the Chief Financial Officer for this fast-paced role. South Africans residing in KwaZulu-Natal are invited to apply.

Remuneration:                    DPSA Level 14

Duration                             5 years (renewable based on performance)

Skills:                                  Must have used PFMA, Treasury Regulations, PPPFA, IFRS, GRAP, SAGE Evolution and Microsoft package. In addition, the position requires written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, presentation skills, people Management and leadership, innovation and energy.

Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7) in accounting, finance, or related disciplines. Driver’s license.

Experience:    Minimum of 5 years in the finance/audit management position in the public sector. Senior Management experience will be an added advantage. Public sector experience in the following areas: Budget, expenditure, and revenue management, in-year monitoring and reporting, risk management, supply chain management, contract management, asset management, internal control, policies, and procedures.

 Core competencies:  Analysis and problem solving, judgement and decision making, strategic thinking and organisational awareness, stress tolerance, reliability, integrity, self-reliance, and independent. The MKI CFO must also be able to direct others, manage conflict and change. You must possess technical and professional knowledge and skills, be customer focused and decisive, provide quality, be able to organise and prioritise.

Responsibilities:  Maintain a close liaison with the accounting officer and the management team, respond to changing needs for financial information and advice, make a contribution to the financial aspects of the strategic planning process, ensure that internal financial targets and budgets are fully consistent with the strategic plan and relevant agreements with government, manage working capital, assets and liabilities, manage the procurement, accounting and finance staff, expenditure management, revenue management, meet reporting requirements as required in terms of financial management legislation such as PFMA, Treasury Regulations, maintain systems of internal control, which comply with internal audit requirements, undertake product and service costing tasks.

Correspondence:  Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes. Interested candidates submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). Certification should not be older than 6 months. Applications must be submitted to by no later than 18 October 2020 at 23:59. Reference number must appear on the subject of the email. Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered. MKI reserves the right to use their discretion to apply the Employment Equity Act principles in consideration of applications. Preference will be given to SA Citizens. For any technical queries contact The Human Resources Manager, Ms Mngoma, on

Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application unsuccessful. Applicants will be disqualified for any incorrect information supplied. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.

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