Kouga local municipality
Tel:+27 (0)42 200 2200
All-hours Emergency:+27 (0)42 291 0250
Alternative Number:+27 (0)42 200 8330


Closing date:
17 May 2024



NOTICE NO: 103/2024




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






  • B Comm Degree or B. Tech Degree in Accounting or Internal Auditing at NQF level 7;
  • 3 Years’ relevant experience.
  • Code B Driving license;
  • Own vehicle will be an added advantage;
  • Must have an active membership with IIASA;
  • High level Computer Literacy – Office applications with Advanced Excel;
  • Ability to provide credibility to financial affairs of the municipality and to ascertain compliance with relevant legislative prescripts and standards;
  • Must have working financial statement audit experience.
  • Must have experience in conducting audits in its entirety with minimal supervision;
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain management and information systems;
  • Detailed knowledge of municipal policies and procedures and Treasury regulations;
  • Ability to work independently with a sense of urgency;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good investigative, research, analysis techniques. Assertiveness in dealing with audit report findings;
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in at least two of the official languages in Kouga Municipality (Afrikaans, English, and



SALARY:                                                  R377 599.06 – R490 149.26 Per Annum


TASK:                                                       12



  • Identifies environmental, strategic, operational and compliance risks and auditing for the Municipality;
  • Conducting follow up audit reviews for Internal Audit as well as Auditor General findings. This includes preparing audit test schedules and performing detailed testing to determine if findings have been addressed;
  • Receiving instructions/ details from the Manager: Risk & Internal Audit and formulating a conclusion in respect of conducting preliminary investigations, including identifying activities within the Auditee’s environment, internal control and accounting/ financial system analysis, inherent and control risks associated with the audit, and formulating a conclusion in respect of the preliminary investigations; 
  • Determining critical risk areas and audit criteria from the preliminary survey and the level of tests to be performed prior to preparing an audit program/ plan;
  • Reviewing financial statements to provide credibility to the financial affairs of the Municipality through analyzing financial statements to ascertain compliance with relevant legislative prescripts and standards encompassed in the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA);
  • Observing and detecting findings through audit tests performed and/ or reviewing the findings observed by the audit team and determining or assisting in listing the causes of and reason/s for problems/ errors/ deficiencies and reporting the resulting impact on the Internal Audit Unit’s activities;
  • Executing fieldwork; drafting and completing audit working papers; discussing audit findings with the auditee/ client, and clearing audit review notes promptly;
  • Preparing the draft audit reports which include, major findings, causes, impact, and recommendations, and communicating the findings and recommendations of the draft audit report with the auditee to reach consensus and clarity;
  • Advising and consulting with the Department’s Officials independently or in conjunction with the Manager at various functional levels to guide them on specific aspects of control and/ or the audits being conducted in their areas of responsibility;
  • Undertaking special investigations as may be determined by Council, conducting the necessary investigations, and providing Council with a report and expressing an opinion on the matter investigated;
  • Conducting preliminary investigations to confirm that a violation has occurred;
  • Conducting interviews with potential witnesses/ involved parties to obtain relevant documents and testimony from involved parties;
  • Compiling preliminary investigation reports with conclusions based on facts, attaching relevant collated annexures, and submitting to the Head: Internal Audit for perusal and/ or decision to conduct further investigations.


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, 17 May 2024 at 12:00.


For any enquiries contact Mr. B Faulkner: 042 200 2200.




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