Financial Analyst (Jobs Fund) Vacancy at the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC)
DEADLINE: 08 September 2023
Financial Analyst (Jobs Fund) Vacancy at the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC)
- POST: FINANCIAL ANALYST (JOBS FUND)
- REF NO: G24/2023
- (Term: 24 Months Fixed Term Contract)
- SALARY: R811 560 per annum (Level 11), (all-inclusive), PSR 44 will apply to candidates appointed in the salary level
- CENTRE: Pretoria
A Bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 7) in Finance or Economics or related field. A Qualification in Public Finance will be an added advantage. A minimum of 4 years post training/ internship experience with at least 6 years’ experience in Project Finance, Corporate Finance or Structured Finance with at least 1 year at management level. Experience in the public service will be an added advantage.
Computer Literary: Knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently. Refers to the comfort level someone has with using computer programs and other applications associated with computers (MS Office, Internet, email). Includes the ability to learn new applications associated with the business.
Development Financing: Knowledge of development financing approaches and methods including the financing of long-term projects and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure, in which project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project.
Economic Development: Knowledge of South African economic development policies and programmes with a specific focus on approaches and methodologies to making markets work for the poor.
Financial Analysis: Knowledge of financial data analysis including the ability to collect and monitor data, conduct financial modelling, analyse results; monitor variances; identify trends; recommend actions and assist with annual and quarterly forecasting. This further includes knowledge of types of agreements/contracts typically used in non/limited recourse finance.
Government Knowledge: Knowledge of the tiers and sectors of government and inter- governmental relationships, and the economic and social development priorities and programmes of national, provincial and local governments.
Grant Management: Knowledge of grant funding (non-repayable funds) approaches and methods and the regulatory environment governing the management of public funds. This includes knowledge of the South African grant funding reforms initiative and grant management systems.
Internal Control/Audit: Knowledge of how to evaluate control systems for financial, administrative, programme, and operational activities to provide reasonable assurances that obligations, costs and disbursements comply with applicable regulations and laws, that property is funded, and assets are safeguarded; and that revenues and expenditures applicable to operations are properly recorded and accounted.
Labour Markets: Knowledge of how labour markets work and the current active labour market policy interventions.
Legislative Knowledge: Knowledge of the regulatory environment and processes regarding the implementation of policies, legislation and services delivery programmes, and knowledge of the PFMA and NT regulations pertaining to the Jobs Fund.
Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles, methods, or tools for appraising, conceptualising, structuring, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring, evaluating and reporting on project impact, costs, work, and contractor performance.
Public Finance Economics: Knowledge of field of economics that studies government activities and the alternative means of financing them.
Client Service Orientation: The ability to interact with and respond to internal and external client needs and expectations in a manner that puts into practice the Batho Pele spirit and meets and exceeds service delivery standards, with priority given to client satisfaction.
Concern for Quality and Order: The desire to see things done logically, clearly and well. It takes various forms: monitoring and checking work and information, insisting on the clarity of roles and duties, setting up and maintaining information system.
Effective Communication: The ability to transmit and receive information clearly and communicate effectively to others by considering their points of view in order to respond appropriately. This may involve listening, interpreting, formulating and delivering: verbal, non- verbal, written, and/or electronic messages. It includes the ability to convey ideas and information in a way that brings understanding to the target audience.
Emotional Intelligence: The capacity for recognising their own feelings and those of others, for motivating themselves and others as a result of this awareness, and for managing emotions within themselves and in others.
Integrity/ Honesty: Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organisation; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organisation, self, and others; is trustworthy.
Problem Solving and Analysis: The ability to understanding a situation, issue, problem, etc., by breaking it into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step way. It includes organizing the parts of a problem, situation, etc., in a systematic way; making systematic comparisons of different features or aspects; setting priorities on a rational basis; and identifying time sequences, causal relationships, or if-then relationships. Create timely and well developed solutions by examining alternatives, risks and consequences.
Resources Planning: Organizes work, sets priorities and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organisations or parts of the organisation to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Team Participation: The ability to work co-operatively with others, to work together as opposed to working separately or competitively.
Valuing Diversity: The ability to understand and respect the practices, customs, values and norms of other individuals, groups and cultures. It goes beyond what is required by governmental employment equity regulations to include the ability to respect and value different points-of-view, and to be open to others of different backgrounds or perspectives. It includes seeing others’ differences as a positive part of the work environment.
Vision and Purpose: Modelling and promoting high personal and professional standards that support the organisation’s vision, mandate and values. Sharing goals, objectives and ideas to encourage others to commit to and be enthusiastic about realising the vision.
To analyse corporate financials and appraise investment proposals from public, private and non-governmental organisations as they relate to Jobs Fund applications and the Jobs Fund portfolio of investments in activities that contribute directly to enhanced employment creation in South Africa. Jobs Fund Regulatory Framework: Prepare and maintain mandated documents as required. Review Jobs Fund policies for alignment with accounting standards and provide explanations on processes and techniques and recommend actions. Assist Jobs Fund staff in interpreting laws, rules, and regulations, and clarifying procedures. Jobs Fund Applications and Investment Opportunities Appraisals: Appraise new investment proposals (due diligence) and opportunities submitted through the Calls for Proposals. Determine optimal funding allocations including establishing standard costs across models and collecting operational data on models. Conduct commercial analysis, financial modelling and analysis, risk analysis and institutional analysis. Prepare appraisal reports for submission. Review proposed contracts for adherence to Jobs Fund policy, existing laws and regulations. Negotiate project documents. Jobs Fund Portfolio Investment Analysis: Analyse investment project reports and corporate financials. Examine accounting data for accuracy, appropriateness and documentation. Compare and analyse actual results with plans and forecasts to identify financial status and monitor variances. Audit documents submitted for payment and verify compliance with Jobs Fund guidelines. Identify, report and ensure resolution of non-compliance issues and project risks. Prepare disbursement request reports for consideration. Monitor and check approved disbursements to projects. Monitor and report on project progress post-investment. Jobs Fund Performance and Reporting: Coordinate with other members of the Jobs Fund Project Management Unit to review financial information and forecasts. Analyse current and past financial data and performance, identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement. Provide information and technical support in the development and revision of policies and regulations. Assist with the compilation of data, financial reports and interpretation of legislated financial reporting requirements and regulations. Review and verify statistical and financial information and prepare financial reports as requested. Analyse and interpret data, conduct comparative analyses and recommend actions. Jobs Fund Support: Liaise with implementing stakeholders and promote a culture of adherence towards efficiency and achievement of value for money. Promote knowledge management through research and publication of papers. Maintain communication with staff regarding financial matters. Manage team dynamics in order to meet the Fund’s objectives. Assist with the development and maintenance of financial models and forecasting methodologies and tools.
APPLICATIONS: Potential candidates may apply online on the GTAC website at https://www.gtac.gov.za/careers. Please visit the GTAC website at www.gtac.gov.za for more information. NB only online applications will be acceptable.
Directions to candidates
- Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
- Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
- Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
- It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.