Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of Town Treasurer for the Matsapha Town Council reporting to the Town Clerk.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This position reports to the Town Clerk and its main purpose will be to manage all financial affairs of the Council, including but not limited to: strategic leadership and genera! administration of the Treasury Department, safe custody of Council funds through proper accounting and financial control, budgeting and expenditure control, policy formula-tion and implementation, managing the supply chain of the Board and ensuring that the Council complies to all financial and related legislation.
The key responsibilities of the Town Treasurer will be, but not limited to:
• Provide proper safe custody of the Council money, securities, counterfoil receipts, licenses, account books, assets and keys • Preparation of monthly reports for the Town Clerk and Council Finance Committee • Prepare draft estimates of expenditure for submission to various committees of the Council and assembles such estimates for consideration by the Council Finance Committee • Maintain accounts, accounting system and accounting records • Exercises risk management -identification, monitoring and mitigation of risks for all Council assets • Preparation of Final Year End Accounts in readiness for Audit by approved external Auditors. • Implements policies and directions of the Council and its committees in all finance matters • Coordinate departmental budget preparation in consultation with the Town Clerk and Heads of Departments • Expenditure control by ensuring that it is kept within approved estimates with Council approv-al for necessary additional expenditure • Advises the Town Clerk and Council on ways of improving the financial performance of the
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Council including new revenue sources • Revenue Generation for Sustainability • Treasury department staff supervision
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES
• BSc. Honors Degree in Accounting or related field • Must be a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) • Computerized financial systems • Supervisory & Management Skills • Financial Management Skills • Communication Skills • Planning & Organizing Skills • Revenue Generation Skills • Team leadership skills • Five (5) years' experience working in the public or private sector at senior managerial position Preferred Qualifications • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent • ACCA or CIMA Qualifications
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• 3 year performance based contract ) Competitive salary
A detailed job description is available upon request from Matsapha Town Council. Written applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae with certified copies of academic or proficiency certificates must be sent or hand delivered to: The Town Clerk Matsapha Town Council P. 0. Box 1790 Matsapha Swaziland
Welcome to the investment hub. Matsapha Town Council, was declared a Town Council in 2012, a local authority with a body corporate status established by the Urban Government Act, 1969, and is entrusted with the following general duties as articulated in Section 55 of the Urban Government Act:
⚊ Control, manage and administer the town; ⚊ Maintain and cleanse all public streets and open spaces vested in the Council or committed to its management; ⚊ Abate all public nuisances; ⚊ Safeguard public health, and provide sanitary services for the removal and disposal of night soil, rubbish, carcasses of dead animals and all kinds of refuse; ⚊ Establish or take over and maintain, subject to the extent of its resources, any public utility service which it is authorized or required to maintain under any law and which is required for the welfare, comfort or convenience of the public; ⚊ Develop, control and manage any land vested in, owned of leased by the Council; ⚊ Establish or take over and administer, subject to the extent of its resources, housing schemes for the inhabitants of the municipality; ⚊ Generally promote the public health, welfare and convenience, and the development, sanitation and amenities of the town.
Matsapha is where most of Swaziland’s industry operates from, in essence, it is the engine of the country. It is located between Mbabane, the capital city and Manzini, the hub, making its location ideal for industry. The country’s national university situated here along with the Royal Police College and Matsapha International Airport.
“To make Matsapha a livable and sustainable investment Town.”
“To provide excellent municipal services and enhance Matsapha’s status as an ideal place for industrial, business and residential investment through participatory governance”
Strategy Focus Areas
1. Enhancing Participatory Governance 2. Revenue Generation for Sustainability 3. Organization Development for Efficient Service Delivery 4. Infrastructure Development for Investment Retention & Promotion 5. Diversification of Land use through Effective Planning 6. Promotion of Public Health & Safety 7. Promotion of Environment Protection & Conservation 8. Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Community
The following ethics and values are in line with the corporate culture and demands from the mandate that Matsapha Town Council is entrenching in shareholders, directors and staff. The values are: