Assistant Director: Asset Management, Ref No. DOI 75/2023

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Department of Infrastructure, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for suitably qualified and competent individual to manage departmental assets. This post is stationed in Cape Town, CBD.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year B-Degree (equivalent or higher qualification) in Finanacial Accounting, Supply Chain Management or Commerce; A minimum of 3 years supervisory level experience in Accounting, Auditing, Finance or Supply Chain Management.


Accounting experience; A valid (Code B or higher) driving licence.

NB: People with disabilities that restrict driving abilities, but who have reasonable access to transport, may also apply.
Key Performance Areas

Implement the asset management system, including the establishment and implementation of the Asset Management Unit and Departmental policies and procedures;
Develop and maintain the strategic and annual asset management plans aligned with the departmental strategy and budget, and in consultation with Public Works where applicable;
Develop and maintain asset registers, including acquisitions, maintenance management, transfers and valuations; Develop asset needs assessment, acquisition management, operational and disposal plan and execute the asset verification, investigate and report on variances, make necessary recommendations to resolve discrepancies and update the asset register;
Develop, implement and manage mechanisms to safeguard assets, prepare monthly reconciliation with supporting schedules for the asset registers to the relevant accounting records and resolve uncleared items;
Prepare a business plan for the lifecycle of assets including an analysis of pricing options using lifecycle costs as well as recommendations on the most appropriate asset solution;
Ensure compliance with relevant legislative, statutory, regulatory and supervisory requirements towards the achievement of component projects and goals;
Determine and communicate financial requirements to execute assigned deliverables; Human resource management.

Knowledge of the following:

Asset Management;
Accounting; SCOA;
Public Finance Managment Act;

Skills needed:

Excellent Excel;
Strategic Thinking;
Problem solving and decision making;
Computer literacy in MS Office Package;
Communication skills (written and verbal);
Report writing.