Mpumalanga Cogta Vacancies – Deputy Director, Budget

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The Mpumalanga Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs invites qualified candidates to apply for the post of Deputy Director, Budget.

  • Directorate : Management Accounting
  • Post : Deputy Director: Budget
  • Salary Level: 11
  • Salary : R744 255.00 (all-inclusive MMS package)
  • Ref : DD/RM/COGTA/03)
  • Station : Head Office
  • Closing Date: 14 October 2022

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Departmental Budget Process; analyse and consolidate inputs received from the respective programme’s MTEF budget, adjustment estimates and rollover of funds.
  • Identify departmental priorities and projects in terms of the annual performance plan and conduct analysis thereof.
  • Capture MTEF budget on budget database and in BAS.
  • Capture adjustment estimates. Prepare report required for monitoring of the Departmental Budget.
  • Analyse and consolidate departmental annual cash flow projections.
  • Analyse and consolidate departmental IYM report including variance explanations.
  • Manage budget and expenditure misallocations.
  • Ensure that approved shifts and virements are captured accurately in BAS, IYM and expenditure reports.
  • Prepare budget oversight and related reports.
  • Prepare appropriation statements as input to the financial statements.
  • Provide Budgetary Support Service to the Department.
  • Provide departmental budgetary support, analysis, advice and guidance.
  • Analyse and respond to budget related enquiries.
  • Facilitate IYM meetings and training on budget related issues.
  • Administer the transfer of funds for the MTEF cycle.
  • Administer virements and rollovers.
  • Align the budget with the strategic plan of the Department.


  • A Senior Certificate and a National Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree in the Financial Management field Accounting/Auditing/Management Accounting/Economics or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Financial Management at junior management level.
  • Knowledge of relevant National and Provincial legislations, Public Administration, Budget Management, Treasury and Financial Regulations.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Decision making, problem solving, facilitation and presentation, people management and empowerment, as well as able to work under pressure competencies: in-depth knowledge of planning, Communication, Project Management and Evaluation.
  • Excellent knowledge on MS Projects, Excel and Power Point.

Directions to Applicants:

Applicants must be submitted on a prescribed New Z83 application form fully completed, obtainable from any Public Service department. Applications must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a copy of their ID document, a valid driver’s license (if specified as a job requirement), as well as the relevant highest educational qualifications, on or before the day of the interview.

Applicants are discouraged from sending application through registered mail because the Department will not be responsible for non-collection of these applications. No late applications will be accepted.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personal suitability checks on criminal records, citizenship verification, financial records, employment references and qualification verification.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. It is the Applicant’s 18 responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Authority (SAQA). The successful candidate will be expected to enter into employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department.

How to Apply:

Applications must be posted to: The Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag x 11304, Mbombela.

Hand delivered to: Rhino Building extension 2 No.7 Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Mbombela 1200.

For enquiries, contact: Mr IPM Moukangwe (013 766 6221) and Mr PP Mokwena (013 766 6225)

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and preference will be given to the suitable qualified candidates from designated groups in terms of Employment Equity Act.