Chief Financial Officer


Parliament: Chief Financial Officer

Monday 16 November, 2020 – 10:22

Action Appointments

Opportunity closing date:

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021

Opportunity type:


Parliament’s vision is to build an effective People’s Parliament, therby sourcing talent that can be nurtured, developed and retained to achieve its organisational objectives.
Based in Cape Town, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa is seeking to appoint a senior manager to fulfil the position of:


The successful candidate will provide overall finance and strategic leadership in budgetary planning and expenditure of Parliament by maintaining frugal practices relating to the finances of Parliament.

The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for:

Implementing financial norms and standards set for the Parliamentary Service
Planning: Strategic Planning and Business Revenue and Expenditure management
Banking, Cash & Risk Management
Financial Management
Human Resources Management Reporting

The Chief Financial Officer must meet the following criteria:

Post graduate qualification, Bcom Accounting
Chartered Accountant would be an advantage
At least 8 years financial management experience in a Public Finance environment

Relevant skills required:

Well-practiced financial management acumen
Advanced numerical skills
Thorough knowledge of the FMPPLA, National Treasury regulations and all relevant and applicable legislations
Thorough knowledge of financial management systems
Excellent analytical skills
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices
Thorough knowledge of Parliamentary Services policy directives, implementation procedures and management systems
High energy with sense of urgency
Exceptional interpersonal competence
Hands-on with strategic and operational planning and implementation
Experience in managing organisational change
Professional vision and commitment to making a difference
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to deliver under sustained pressure, good stress management

In line with Parliament’s Employment Equity Act, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

View the full job description and application instructions onthe Vacancies page at and email your application by Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 12h00 to