Reporting to the CEO, the incumbent in this position will formulate and execute the CHIETA’s financial strategy, policies, and guidelines, that support the commercial success, compliance to PFMA and related finance principles as well as managing the introduction of financial best practice’s governance, accounting, and treasury standards in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act that will ensure the CHIETA’s long-term financial viability and sustainability. This role calls for a candidate who possesses the relevant strategic leadership competencies and experience, supported by the ability to work under pressure, and has a performance- driven mindset and demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills, are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:
• Must be a Chartered Accountant; and Member of SAICA.
• 7-10 years’ experience within financial strategic leadership gained either in the public or private sectors.
• Knowledge of and proven experience of applicable skills development legislation, Governance Frameworks, financial regulations, and the governance management frameworks.
• Proven track record of performing within a diverse and dynamic internal and external work environment.
• Knowledge of the Chemical and related Sectors will be an added advantage.
• Track record in functioning within an executive team and ensuring performance and integrated service delivery on a national and regional level.
• Proven experience in planning, assessment, evaluation, accreditation, monitoring and reporting.
• Proven and sound financial and risk management skills
• Ability to lead and manage change.
• Results driven
• Exceptional problem-solving ability and the ability to network and build relationships
• Ability to communicate at all levels.
• Exceptional report writing skills
• Ability to lead and motivate the Finance and Supply Chain Management teams and promote and sustain teamwork for obtaining deliverables.

Key Performance Areas
• Responsible for the formulation of the CHIETA’s Financial Strategy and guide the Governing Board.
• Oversee Budget development and PFMA’s compliance.
• Oversee supply chain and related transactions Compliance, Reporting and financial statements for auditing.
• Guide management on management accounting, grants disbursements and statutory reporting.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of Policies, Systems and Governance Processes
• Ensures and Oversee Compliance and Risk Management.
• People Management and Leadership to the Finance and Supply Chain Management teams

Skills & Behavioural competencies: Planning and Organisation Skills • Communication (oral and written) • Problem solving ability • Diversity awareness • Confidentiality, ethics, integrity, and professionalism • Detail orientation • Teamwork • Innovative skills

Interested persons are invited to submit their CV’s to cforecruitment@chieta.org.za. Should no feedback be forthcoming by 31 March 2023, please accept that your application was not successful. The CHIETA reserves the right to not make an appointment. CHIETA is committed to the advancement of Employment Equity. Successful applicants will be subjected to background checks and to undertake required assessments. Closing date: 31 January 2023.

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1. CHIETA is a responsible party in terms of the POPI Act of 2013.
2. CHIETA will take all prescribed and reasonable precautions to ensure that your information is safeguarded.
3. By submitting your Curriculum Vitae and any other relevant personal information in respect of this vacancy, you understand and agree that:
a. CHIETA needs to collect, keep and use your personal information in order to evaluate your application for purposes of potential employment opportunities; and
b. CHIETA will only use the information to carry out the necessary recruitment related activities.
4. You therefore give your consent to CHIETA to process your information knowing all of the above and being aware that you can:
a. Withdraw consent at any time.
b. Have the right to request access to your data at any time, in the prescribed form.
c. Have a right to request that your data is corrected and updated, in the prescribed form; and
d. Have the right to complain to the information regulator.

CHIETA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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