JOB TITLE: Assistant Director: Management Accounting 1. PURPOSE OF THE POST To coordinate, review and implement the management accounting systems and procedures. Post Reports to Deputy Director: Management Accounting. 2. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES a) Planning-coordinate, review, analyse and quality assure the financial supporting information for planning purposes. i) Coordinate and review the necessary financial supporting documents required for the strategic and annual performance planning process. Accurate and complete financial supporting documents ii) Analyse and quality assures the relevant financial information required in the evaluation and development of business and project plans. Accurate and complete financial documents. iii) Check and verify the supporting information for various financial planning processes. Accurate and complete information for various financial planning processes. b) Budgeting-coordinate, review, analyse and quality assure the budget preparation process. i) Assist in coordinating the preparation and consultation for the MTEF budget process. Accurate and complete MTEF workbook and Human Resource Budget Plan tool. ii) Analyse, interpret and implement the treasury guidelines for the estimates of national expenditure (ENE). Accurate and complete ENE workbook and HRBP tool submitted to NT within deadline. iii) Develop templates for the collection of budget information from line functionaries. Accurate and complete developed template. iv) Analyse and interpret the requirements for the monthly cash flow and adjusted cash flow as prescribed by Treasury and recommend corrective action where required. Accurate and complete drawings template submitted. v) Assess where shifting of funds/ virements is required and possible by reviewing expenditure against budget and make recommendations. Accurate adjustments on the budget as per programme inputs and as approved by the NT. vi) Provide information for the preparation of the annual financial statements. Accurate information included in the annual financial statement submitted quarterly/annually. vii) Monitor that all shifts /virements are included in the adjusted budget and used as per approval. Shifts of virements captured correctly and shifted expenditure spend according to the intended use. c) Reporting-coordinate, review, analyse and quality assure the management accounting reporting processes. i) Evaluate information on monthly reports produced (variance between actual versus budgeted expenditure) and recommend appropriate actions where necessary. Timely submission of monthly expenditure reports to the programme. ii) Monitor that all shifts /virements are included in the In Year Monitoring Report. Accurate and completed IYM. iii) Provide advice and guidance to role players on the use of forecasting methods and tools. Effective communication and proper guidance to role players. iv) Compile information for the interim and annual performance reports. Complete and credible interim and annual performance reports. d) Provide assistance to departmental components in budget and expenditure monitoring. I) Assess the expending trends and draft recommendations. Spending trends assessed and recommendations drafted. 3. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS a) Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of Budget process. Knowledge and understanding of the PFMA. Knowledge and understanding of Treasury Regulations. Knowledge and understanding of financial standards (accounting standards). Knowledge and understating of Public Service Regulation. b) Skills Management accounting and Financial Management skill. Customer orientation and service. Problem solving skills. Communication (writing, presentation & verbal) Computer literacy. Research and analytical skills. Negotiations. Stakeholder management. c) Personal attributes Stakeholders liaison Ability to work under pressure Ability to work independently Team player Be innovative and creative d) Experience At least 3 year relevant supervisory experience in accounting. 4. LEARNING INDICATORS/QUALIFICATIONS a) A Financial Management or Commerce qualification at NQF 7.