Mossel Bay Municipality has opened up a Expenditure Manager Job Opportunity. This permanent position offers a unique opportunity for growth in financial oversight and regulatory compliance within a supportive and dynamic environment.

As the Expenditure Manager, you will lead a team committed to service excellence and play a crucial role in the municipality’s financial management.

Expenditure Manager Job Opportunity Overview

  • Managerial Position: Expenditure
  • Department: Financial Services
  • Location: Mossel Bay
  • Nature of Appointment: Permanent Position
  • Basic Annual Salary Range: From R636,184.32 to R825,803.88 (T16)
  • Application Deadline: 14 June 2024


  • Possession of a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably a National Diploma or B. Com Degree with Financial Accounting as a major subject (minimum NQF Level 6)
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, including managerial experience
  • Valid Code B driver’s license
  • Documentation proving ownership or access to a private vehicle for job-related duties
  • Proficiency in at least 2 of the 3 official languages of the Western Cape
  • Competency in computer skills, particularly MS Office applications
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of local government legislation application (e.g., MSA, MFMA, etc.)
  • Completion of Minimum Competency Level training or readiness to complete it within 18 months
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure with a high level of responsibility
  • Availability for overtime work and attendance at meetings outside normal working hours
  • Proficiency in Promun (computer application)


As the Expenditure Manager at Mossel Bay Municipality, your primary duties will include:

  • Supervision and Coordination: Oversee personnel, services, and overall condition of the Expenditure Division, ensuring efficient coordination of activities and procedures.
  • Audit Management: Monitor and handle internal and external audit queries, providing necessary input for policy updates.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with applicable acts, regulations, policies, and Council resolutions.
  • Operational Oversight: Control, monitor, and adjust operational plans and services as required.
  • Team Leadership: Plan, organize, and lead teams to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Project Management: Coordinate internal and external project management efforts.
  • Expenditure Management: Address expenditure requirements for regular, critical, and ad-hoc needs, preparing and presenting reports on expenditure status and fund availability.
  • Audit Analysis: Analyze and interpret audit findings and reports.
  • Transaction Management: Direct and oversee personnel within the division, ensuring achievement of key performance indicators related to expenditure transaction recording, authorization, and execution, including payroll transactions.
  • Administrative Duties: Handle administrative recording, reporting, and recordkeeping, and compile qualitative and quantitative information for statutory reports.

Application Process

  • Obtain application forms from the Municipal website ( or from designated contact persons.
  • Completed applications must include the official form and a comprehensive CV, treated as confidential.
  • Submit applications in person to the Mossel Bay Municipality HR department at the Old Power Station Building, Santos Beach, Mossel Bay.
  • For positions advertised internally or locally (within Mossel Bay Municipality boundaries), only hardcopy applications will be accepted.
  • Electronic applications can be sent to if hardcopy submissions are not specified.
  • Combine the official application form and CV into one PDF document for electronic submissions.
  • Compliance with these conditions is mandatory; failure to adhere will result in automatic disqualification of the applicant.
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  • Ensure the official application form is completed in full; failure to do so or to attach certified copies and required documentation will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Original certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications and other necessary documents must accompany the CV and application form.
  • Candidates qualifying for pre-screening may undergo theoretical and/or practical tests, including a driving skills assessment.
  • Applicants who applied electronically and qualify for pre-screening (practical assessments) must provide original certified copies of qualifications and other required documents before the practical test date.
  • For further details, contact Ms N De Wet, Ms F Mpondo, or Ms C Daniels at telephone number (044) – 6065000.
  • If applicants are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date, it can be assumed they were unsuccessful.
  • Mossel Bay Municipality is committed to compliance with the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, and encourages applications from previously disadvantaged and disabled persons.
  • No employment contract will be valid until a written offer is made by the Municipality to, and accepted by, the applicant, despite any other representations.

Joining Mossel Bay Municipality as Expenditure Manager offers a fulfilling career with opportunities for personal and professional growth. If you are a dynamic leader with expertise in financial management, we encourage you to apply for this exciting Expenditure Manager job opportunity.

Be a part of a team that values service excellence and makes a positive impact on the community.