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Finance Director - City of Masvingo

Location: Masvingo
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above post in the Finance department. 

Job Title : Grade : Reporting To:     Town Clerk 

Qualifications And Experience

  • An Accounting degree or equivalent from a reputable university.
  • A relevant Masters Degree is a distinct advantage
  • A Minimum of 5 '0" Levels including English Language and Mathematics/Accounts
  • A Minimum of 5 years relevant experience preferably at Senior level.
  • Should demonstrate capacity to supervise accounting activities
  • Have excellent managerial skills
  • Knowledge of IPSAS is a distinct advantage
  • Exposure to Local Authorities systems will be an added advantage
  • Must have traceable proof of having produced final accounts reports.
  • Must be prepared to work under pressure and at odd times
  • Must be at least 35 years of age 

In addition the applicant should be a member or has made significant progress towards attaining membership of at least one of the following professional bodies:  

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) ICAZ
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance &Accountancy. CIPF
  • Chartered Governance and Accountancy Institute of Zimbabwe. CGAIZ
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Zimbabwe). ICPAZ
  • Institute of Cost & ManagementAccountants. LIMA.
  • Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants. ACCA. 

The applicant should be a registered Public Accountant under PAAB or should provide proof that registration is in progress or that he/she qualifies for such registration. 

Duties and Respinsibilities

  • Providing financial advice to Council and its Committees. (Shall be Council's Accountant)
  • Generaal management of the funance department
  • Supervision of maintenance activities of the asset register
  • d) Implementation of accounting and related policies and informing the review of the same.
  • e) Budget tracing to ensure payments and procurement compliance
  • Shall be the Council's tax Accountant Producing Council's annual budgets Ensure complete and full reconciliation of all Council's reconcilable ledgers items
  • Produce periodic management accounts reports for the consumption of senior management committee.
  • Creditors and debtors management.
  • Supervision of bookkeeping activities across the Department
  • Managing Council's approved budgets.
  • Prepare audit files and underlying supporting documents.
  • Payroll management.
  • Producing Council final accounts in line with the provisions of the Urban Councils Act Chapter 29:15 and Public Finance Management Act Chapter 22.19.
  • Consolidation of Council strategic business units accounts.
  • To carry out any other functions as delegated by the Town Clerk from time to time 


A competitive salary, contributory pension, noncontributory life assurance and medical aid schemes, 100% housing guarantee and vehicle benefit. 

How To Apply

Applications in own handwriting addressed to the Town Clerk, together with a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates to reach the undersigned through posting, email or hand delivery 

Municipal Offices                                                        Eng. E. Mukaratirwa

P.O.Box 17                                                                    TOWN CLERK



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