Senior Advisor: Municipal Treasury Advisory Services

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria
  • Jul 14, 2022

ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Specialist: Municipal Audit Support Programme, the incumbent will be required to implement effective and appropriate strategies and programmes in support of the improvement of Municipal Audit outcomes; and To render advice, guidance and support to municipalities in respect of treasury services, such as cash management, revenue management, expenditure management, investment management, asset management, financial risk management, GRAP Reporting, financial reforms and efficient treasury operations, ultimately ensuring improved financial performance and audit outcomes

THE CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Sector Knowledge and a sound understanding of the policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks governing the sector; and in particular those applying to the Local Government Sector and company
  • Sound track-record and experience in a local government finance essential
  • Proven knowledge of the MFMA and other relevant local government finance legislation
  • Ability to work and manage in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Strong analytical ability coupled with sound problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong initiative and well-rounded implementer and driver of multi-disciplinary programmes that have an intended turnaround dimension

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant Post-graduate qualification at Hons level
  • Valid Driver’s Licence and frequent travelling
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience of which at least 3 years have been at an equivalent level within a medium to large sized organisation
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of the Local Government Sector
  • Sound track-record and experience in a local government finance essential

 

KEY PORTFOLIO AND PERFORMANCE FOCUS AREAS

  • Research and Analysis: Conduct analysis on municipalities and provide guidance in respect of possible improvements – in particular Section 71 & 106 reports from Treasury; MPACs; Municipal Audit Outcomes by AG; Municipal Quarterly finance Reports; Under the guidance of the specialist and management, provide ongoing analysis of the key challenges, needs and trends in area of specialisation, to ensure that local government strategies and programmes are appropriately implemented; Under the guidance of the specialist, conduct and interpret research in area of specialisation and create a learning and sharing platform to improve municipal efficiency in area of specialization; Be a key repository of knowledge and information on local government and matters relating to the area of specialisation and support the strengthening of municipal profiles in the central repository
  • Representation of LG at IGR & Other Fora : Support the development of company comment on all accounting standard proposals and revisions pertaining to GRAP and NT budget reforms; Support the Specialist MASP in the representation of local government in MFMA Coordinators meetings convened by NT; Support the development of comments and company’s Positions on behalf of the sector regarding Annual Audit Outcomes of LG; Support the formulation, implementation and reporting on company commitments in AGs general report; Understand the national and provincial governance structures of company and the institutional structures of the Sector/ Professional discipline and key role players in the area of specialisation.; Provide inputs to and develop content on a number of complex issues relevant to a company position for mandating
  • Support Advice and Capacity Building: Guide, support and provide professional advice to municipalities in the Treasury service environment; Provide hands-on support to strengthen municipal capacity/ improve programme implementation; Facilitate the implementation of MASP and associated interventions in municipalities; Facilitate the implementation of treasury service interventions in municipalities; Facilitate training programmes/ peer learning sessions in the areas of focus/ professional discipline.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support the development and Implement monitoring and evaluation process to track the progress on implementation of policies, legislative compliance and programmatic implementation in municipalities; Maintain records as per company policy and ensure that all project records are uploaded into the company knowledge management system; Create a high performance culture on all projects and report on progress against milestones; Prepare audit files for each project prior to audit

 

  • Programme / Project Management: Implement appropriate project management methodologies and disciplines; and manage full project cycle on assigned projects including M&E; Plan and integrate programme roll-out to municipalities; Support the development of terms of reference for identified programmes; Ensure that projects are implemented against contract specification and payments are based on agreed milestone; Identify spin-off projects and opportunities from the programme.
  • Stakeholder Management: Within the scope of area of accountability build and maintain relevant stakeholder relationships/ partnerships in the area of responsibility; Ensure appropriate and timely communications with all stakeholders; Build partnerships with relevant stakeholders to ensure programme success and to increase company’s capacity to make an impact – Sister Associations & related Partner Institutions; Create reports to communicate about the programme and provide updates for website ; Identify key role players to create a link to sustainability and handover of programmes; and implementation
  • Sponsorship and fund Raising for Projects: Identify potential funders/ points for leverage during the programme conceptualization phase; With the support of the sponsorship team, develop and present detailed project proposals and plans to funders for consideration (in alignment of the company sponsorship Policy); Ensure that all contracts for funding are in place and that the contracts; include payment terms.
  • Financial and expense Monitoring: Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and monitoring of the monthly expenditure in area of accountability; Assist in the identification of potential revenue sources in area of responsibility (where applicable); Participate in procurement committees as required and adhere to procurement requirements and deadlines for identified programmes; Monitor sponsorship payments according to the contract and track programme implementation against the budget;; Actively save costs in the area of responsibility.
  • Governance, Compliance and Risk Management: Guide and advice municipalities regarding financial risk management in the treasury environment; Uphold sound corporate governance principles in the day-to-day operation of the area of responsibility/ professional discipline; Ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures; Support the identification and mitigation of organisational and operational risks identified in the area of responsibility/ professional discipline; Develop and maintain programme risk register and ensure that mitigation steps are applied
  • Teamwork: Work as a multi-disciplinary and integrated team to find possible solutions to complex challenges in municipalities; Support organisational priorities and the implementation of resource mobilisation systems and processes; In line with the company organisational culture, role model and educate peers and Advisors on the importance of alignment of personal and organisational values for improved performance; Support the Executive and Senior Management Team in building a high-performance culture in the company; Actively participate in the performance management and development processes in company to drive high performance on an ongoing basis

 

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