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CHIEF ACCOUNTANT: CREDIT CONTROL – LEGAL – VALUATIONS - RATES

Closing date:
03 February 2023

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY (EC 108)

REFERENCE NO: 13/2023

VACANCY

Kouga Municipality, an equal opportunity employer which subscribes to the principle of affirmative action, awaits applications for the appointment in the following vacancy:

 

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT: CREDIT CONTROL – LEGAL – VALUATIONS - RATES

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B Comm Degree with Accounting as a major subject or Equivalent Finance Qualification with Accounting III at NQF level 7;
  • 4 Years’ relevant experience with minimum 2 years in a Municipal Environment;
  • Code B Driving license;
  • High level Computer Literacy – Office applications with Advanced Excel;
  • In depth knowledge of Financial Legislation and Regulations applicable to the Local Government Sector;
  • Thorough knowledge of Local Government Accounting and Standards;
  • Sound Public Finance Management knowledge (PFMA, GAAP, GRAP, Treasury Regulations);
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Performance monitoring;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in at least two of the official languages in Kouga Municipality (Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa).

 

SALARY:                                          R454 142.91 – R589 470.77 Per Annum (Excluding Vehicle Allowance)

TASK:                                               14

DUTIES:

  • Analysing and approving revenue recording processes referring to information detailed in supporting documentation and resolving deviations from procedures;
  • Compiling Activity Plans for consolidated rates and property valuations and submitting for discussion at the department’s strategic planning discussions/workshops relating to the functionality;
  • Balancing of the computerized valuation roll though the reconciliation of valuation roll movements, and adjustments caused by the valuation roll movement and change of ownership;
  • Providing support with regards to the consolidation of Income transactional information to facilitate the production of Financial Statements;
  • Preparing statistical reports depicting short to medium term cash flow trends inclusive of explanations to support specific deviations;
  • Preparing a draft cut-off list based on the Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy and informing consumers in a standard letter of the municipality's actions and required payments that must be made before the services can be restored;
  • Interacting with the internal/ external auditors and makes available information, supporting documentation and proofs of approval guiding specific recordings, adjustments and allocation of Account receivable transactions;
  • Running system functionality to upload billing data to individual debtor account by using all segments of Mscoa;
  • Coordinates and controls the tasks/ activities of personnel and allocates and prioritizes outcomes;
  • Monitoring attendance/ conduct and output and addressing deviations from agreed performance indicators through meetings/ counselling and/ or other approved methods designed to improve and motivate personnel;
  • Establishing the adequacy and availability of personnel against agreed outcomes and motivating to the immediate superior for additional resources to support the implementation of operational plans;
  • Addressing workplace conflict/ conduct through the initiation and co-ordination of consultative processes and implementation of specific disciplinary procedures;
  • Assessing and introducing measures to facilitate understanding of processes and procedures with respect to accounting applications and/ or providing input into specific training requirements;
  • Conducting appraisals to measure performance against agreed objectivities, counselling and consulting with personnel on developmental goals, career paths and, short term targets and standards;
  • Analysing and evaluating the consolidated rates and valuations system in terms of best practise to facilitate effective revenue collection;
  • Analysing and verifying transactional recordings, Debtor reports and summaries, approving adjustments to entries, and monitoring reminder notifications for circulation to overdue debtors and establishing payment terms and conditions with defaulters;
  • Analyzing and evaluating complex customer complaints/ queries on rates and valuations, with a view to, implementing measures and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Verifying information regarding ownership details, calculating adjustments and journalise before capturing information onto the financial system;
  • Verifying of rates clearance certificates, payment vouchers, requisitions, etc, and the consolidation of properties in accordance with new applications;
  • Balancing of the computerized valuation roll though the reconciliation of valuation-roll movements, and adjustments caused by the valuation roll movement and change of ownership;
  • Implementing interim valuations, approved tariffs and balancing of valuation roll;
  • Sourcing and interpreting sales agreements from other Business concessions, capturing and adjusting of accounts, calculating DSF rebates, writing off balances, etc;
  • Reconciling of rates, service charges and miscellaneous charges and compiling error reports;
  • Processing reports and compliance requirements from Council Meetings or applicable Legislation, relevant to the creditors section and implementing changes accordingly;
  • Documenting, controlling and maintaining comprehensive financial records and adheres to statutory compliance on safekeeping and reporting;
  • Responding to internal/external audit findings, reports on status and coordinates implementation;
  • Performing debtor’s reconciliations to maintain an accurate, complete and valid levy payer account.

 

BENEFITS:                                             As per standard conditions of service;

Applicants must submit a formal application form and a comprehensive CV, certified copy of qualifications, identity document and drivers license. Applications must be submitted electronically as one PDF document to recruitment@kouga.gov.za .Application forms can be obtained from the Municipal website, www.kouga.gov.za and must reach the Human Resource Manager on or before Friday, 3 February 2023 at 12:00.

 

For any enquiries contact Ms. E Sana: 042 2002 200.

 

Disqualification:

Please note that the following can lead to disqualification:

  1. Canvassing of councillors.
  2. Submission of fraudulent qualifications and/ or documents.

NB: Please note that shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a vetting process. By applying for this position, the candidates agree to background checks being performed.

Preference will be given to applicants residing within the Kouga area of jurisdiction.

The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of closing date, kindly regard your application as being unsuccessful.

Kouga Municipality is an equal opportunity employer which subscribes to the principle of affirmative action, which is non-sexist, non-racist, non-discriminatory and based on merit.

 

 

 

 

 

MR. C DU PLESSIS                                                                                P. O. BOX 21                                     

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                        JEFFREYS BAY

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