Are you looking to kickstart your career in finance within the public sector? We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious graduates to join the City of Tshwane Finance Management Internship Programme. Hosted in the vibrant city of Pretoria, this initiative is designed to offer hands-on experience in municipal finance, equipping you with the skills needed to contribute to the financial health of our municipalities.

City of Tshwane Finance Management Internship Overview:

  • Location: Tshwane House, Pretoria CBD
  • Department: Group Financial Services
  • Division: Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Closing Date: 27 February 2024

About the Position

The City of Tshwane Finance Management Internship Programme offers a dynamic and structured professional training path, aiming to provide comprehensive training and practical experience across all facets of municipal budget and treasury management.

This initiative is grounded in the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003), emphasizing adherence to the act’s standards and reforms. It systematically enhances skills and competencies begun at university, culminating in a recognized qualification in Municipal Finance Management. This progression aligns with the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, ensuring participants achieve a high level of expertise and readiness for their future careers.

Key Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least an appropriate three-year bachelor’s degree or national
    diploma with majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Risk Management and/or Auditing
  • Must be a resident of the Tshwane area (proof of residence will be required)
  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 35 years


  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex problems and interpret data effectively to inform decision-making processes.
  • Attention to Detail: Rigorous focus on accuracy and thoroughness in all aspects of work, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Competence in identifying issues and developing innovative solutions to overcome challenges efficiently.
  • Good Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, facilitating clear and effective interaction with peers and superiors.
  • Proficiency in MS Office: Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, to produce high-quality reports, presentations, and analyses.


  • Ethical Conduct: Demonstrates integrity and accountability in all work-related activities, adhering to high moral principles and professional standards.
  • Teamwork: Collaborates effectively with team members, contributing to a positive working environment and shared goals.
  • Adaptability: Shows flexibility in response to change and diversity in the workplace, adjusting quickly to new challenges and environments.

Role Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Assist in the Preparation of Financial Statements: Provide support in compiling accurate financial statements that reflect the financial position of the municipality.
    • Participate in the Development of Municipal Budgets: Engage in the budgetary process, contributing to the creation of comprehensive and sustainable municipal budgets.
    • Conduct Financial Analysis and Reporting: Perform detailed financial analyses to evaluate the financial health of the municipality and generate reports that inform decision-making processes

Career Development and Impact:

The Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme not only offers structured training across various municipal finance aspects but also carves out a clear path for professional growth and mentorship. Participants will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the foundational and advanced practices of municipal finance, fostering an environment conducive to learning and professional advancement. This experience is designed to prepare interns for significant roles within the public sector, contributing to the effective financial management of municipal resources.

Moreover, interns will play a crucial role in enhancing community development through sound fiscal practices, directly impacting the municipality’s ability to deliver services and improve the quality of life for its residents. This dual focus on career development and impactful work underscores the program’s commitment to nurturing future leaders in municipal finance, equipped with the skills and knowledge to drive positive change.

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Compensation and Benefits:

  • Monthly stipend of R11,000
  • Exposure to practical finance management in a municipal context

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the qualifying criteria are encouraged to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): A comprehensive and up-to-date CV detailing your educational background and work experience.
  • Certified Copies of Identity Documents and Academic Qualifications: Ensure that your identity document and qualifications are certified to verify their authenticity.
  • Proof of Residence: This can be certified by the ward councillor concerned or shown through a recent water and lights statement. It’s important for verifying local residency.
  • Please hand deliver your properly addressed CV and all relevant documents to the following location:
    Group Human Capital Management (Human Resources Management)
    Recruitment Walk-in Centre
    Upper Ground Level
    Middestad Building
    252 Thabo Sehume Street
    Pretoria CBD
  • You can also post the documents to the following address:
    Group Human Capital Management (Human Resources Management)
    Recruitment Walk-in Centre
    PO Box 440

Contact Information: For any inquiries or further information, Thabang G Moloi (012 358 8052)

Do not miss this opportunity to lay a solid foundation for your career in municipal finance. If you meet the qualifications and are driven to make a difference in public finance management, we encourage you to apply.