Chief Financial Analyst: Legal and Policy, Ref No. PT 12/2023 – Cape Town

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to drive control activities through legal compliance to the legal framework in all aspects pertaining to financial policy and legislation and manage the sub-directorate to achieve its purpose. This post is stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (B-Degree/ equivalent or higher) in Law. A minimum of 5 years experience in legal or private/public sector regulatory environment. A valid code B (or higher) driving licence.


Admission as an Attorney/Advocate.

Key Performance Areas

Handle all aspects relating to drafting, analysing, reviewing, commentary and communication of national, provincial and municipal financial legislation and/or legislation that has a financial impact on the Western Cape province; Assess and review provincial financial legislation to ensure that it is relevant;
Research, develop and update best practice guidance in respect of financial legislation and policies for department, public entities and municipalities;
Researching, developing and monitoring policies and guidelines and frameworks in respect of financial remuneration for statutory institutions and other related entities
Ensuring the provision of financial legislation and policy related training (inclusive of the financial Misconduct Regulations) in departments, public entities and municiplaities;
Project Management; People Management


Knowledge of the following: Financial Management;
Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 (PFMA);
The regulations issued under the PFMA; Division of Revenue Act;
Western Cape Appropriations Act;
The Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA);
The regulations issued under the MFMA;
The Municipal Systems Act; Municipal Property Rates Act;
Municipal Structures Act; Constitutional Framework, intergovernmental system, and the ability to demonstrate practical application thereof.
Communication (written and verbal) and report writing skills;
Computer Literacy skills.