Assistant Director: Assurance Services
Western Cape Government
Cape Town
9d ago

Job Purpose

The Department of Local Government, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a competent and qualified individual to manage and supervise staff who performs tasks relating to Internal Control : Assurance Services.

The successful incumbent must possess the following personal attributes : Innovation, assertiveness and self-motivation.

This post is stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma / B-Degree or equivalent qualification) in Commerce ; A minimum of 3 years’ appropriate experience in an Internal Control, Governance or Audit environment.


Experience in a financial environment

Key Performance Areas

  • Manage and supervise staff rendering assurance services : Evaluate the effectiveness of financial prescripts (inspections);
  • Ensure implementation of corrective measures and preventative controls with regard to CGRO, GAP and FMCMM; Manage and co-

  • ordinate financial / non-financial responses for the department in respect of Internal Audit, external audit and FIU / SIU / ERM;
  • Perform managerial and supervisory tasks including : Motivate, train and guide staff; Manage the performance, evaluation and rewarding of staff;
  • Monitor information capacity building; Promote sound labour relations; Maintain financial information and knowledge management.


    Knowledge of the following : Policy Development; Budgeting processes; Financial norms and standards; Public Service Anti-

  • Corruption Strategy and Fraud Prevention Measures; Principles and Practices of Financial Accounting; Internal Control tools and techniques;
  • Government Accounting Standards (GRAP); Economic Reporting Framework including Standards Charts of Accounts; Risk Management Framework;
  • Government financial systems; Proven computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.


    R 356,289 per annum (Salary level 9)

    Note on remuneration : Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-

    management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-

    fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-

    funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


    Note : Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.

    The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

    Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8 : 00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202.

    Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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