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Assistant Director: Policy Development and Internal Controls



Assistant Director: Policy Development and Internal Controls
  • 1 permanent position(s) available in the Pretoria
  • Salary Level: 9
  • Salary: R424,104.00 – R496,467.00 per annum (Excl. benefits)
  • Reference No: S082/2023

Purpose of the Role

To manage and oversee the internal control functions in compliance with the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 and the Treasury Regulations.

Qualification/s Requirements

  • A Grade 12 is required coupled with a minimum National Diploma (equivalent to an NQF level 6) or Bachelor’s Degree (equivalent to an NQF level 7) in any of the following disciplines: Accounting or Auditing;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience obtained in an accounting environment with specific reference to financial reporting, compliance monitoring, internal control, and risk management;
  • Knowledge and experience of exposure in internal control;
  • Knowledge and experience of exposure in financial reporting; and
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations.

Key Performance Areas

Organisational performance and governance: 

  • Review mid-year and annual financial statements. Monitor the financial management policies, prescripts, and procedures for compliance;
  • Monitor compliance on governance framework for conformity;
  • Maintain and monitor the entity databases, BAS, and Safety web in accordance with the relevant prescripts;
  • Monitor reviews pertaining to departmental losses and confirm clearance for recording in the Loss Control Register with supporting documentation; and
  • Monitor and confirm budget manager’s specimen signature and delegations. 

Document Management and Reporting: 

  • Conform to client charter standards and provide prompt feedback, assistance, and resolution to client queries;
  • Update filing system with accounting and financial information in line with relevant prescripts;
  • Comply with internal control measures pertaining to source documents and strengthen the risks in documents control and security of info;
  • Prepare and/or review information/details to be included in departmental reports as prescribed;
  • Verify information /details contained in departmental reports for correctness and appropriateness; and
  • Assist in the implementation of financial norms and standards and engage with stakeholders through the Financial Management information and awareness sessions.

Monitoring and Compliance:

  • Monitor the implementation and alignment of internal policies and procedures pertaining to their application in business;
  • Review the application of prescribed policy and procedures for enhancement;
  • Monitor the application and procedures pertaining to systems, e.g., BAS and Persal and suggest remedial solutions;
  • Monitor the department’s contract management compliance against prescribed regulations;
  • Analyse relevant policies and frameworks for alignment with internal processes and procedures;
  • Initiate benchmarking on internal control processes for implementation into the broader business.

Policy Development: 

  • Analyse relevant policies and frameworks for alignment with internal processes and procedures;
  • Initiate benchmarking on internal control processes for implementation into the broader business; and
  • Provide inputs into policy, prescribes, guidelines and related control measures.

Audit Coordination:

  • Oversee the coordination of internal audits within the internal control unit, as well as the external audit of the department;
  • Monitor and record auditor’s requests for information; and
  • Monitor and record auditor’s communication of audit findings as well as comments from management.

Closing Date: 11 September 2023 


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35 x ABSA: Trailblazer Learnerships 2024




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ABSA invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Trailblazer Learnership Programme 2024.

Learnership Location: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

Learnership Closing Date: 7 March 2024

Are you a recent graduate eager to dive deep into the dynamic world of banking? Are you driven by a passion for sales and the desire to excel in a challenging corporate environment? If so, the Absa CIB Trailblazer Programme is tailor-made for you!

Our year-long Trailblazer Learnership Programme is designed to provide unemployed, degreed individuals with an immersive experience in the core functions of banking. Through hands-on exposure to sales, product development, client onboarding, digital operations, and more, you’ll gain invaluable insights and skills that will pave the way for a rewarding career in the industry.

As a Trailblazer, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside high-performing teams within Absa, where you’ll be mentored by seasoned professionals and guided through a structured development journey. Over the course of 12 months, you’ll complete an NQF Level 6 qualification funded by Absa, enhancing your knowledge and expertise in the field.

Our programme is divided into four cohorts, each focusing on key areas such as transactional banking sales, product management, trade digital operations, client onboarding, public sector and coverage. Throughout the programme, you’ll rotate within the business unit, gaining exposure to various facets of banking and honing your skills under the guidance of dedicated supervisors.

We’re looking for ambitious South African graduates who are eager to make their mark in the banking industry. If you’re someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, values continuous learning and growth, and is ready to embrace new challenges, then we want to hear from you.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your career with Absa. Apply now and join us as we pave the way for innovation and excellence in the world of banking!

Essential requirements:

NQF Level 8 qualification with a minimum average of 70% within the following disciplines:

• Accounting

• Economics

• Finance

• Mathematics

• Statistics

• Computer Science

Eligibility Criteria

• Applicants must NOT be permanently employed

• Applicants cannot be registered with another Learnership

• Applicants MUST be South African citizens

• Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Applications

• Proficient English language skills

Closing Date: 7 March 2024

Location: JHB, Durban and CT


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Bell Equipment: Apprenticeships 2024 –




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Bell Equipment invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Apprenticeship Programme 2024.

Apprenticeship Location: Richards Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Apprenticeship Closing Date: 22 March 2024

Bell Equipment is seeking motivated individuals in Richards Bay, South Africa to join their apprenticeship programmes! Launch your career in a skilled trade through hands-on training and qualification opportunities.  

Apprenticeship Opportunities:

  • Auto Electrician
  • Boilermaker (Maintenance Department)
  • Millwright (Maintenance Department) (4 available positions)
  • Fitter (Maintenance Department) (2 available positions)
  • Airconditioner Mechanic (Tool & Design Department) (2 available positions)
  • Fitter & Turner (4 available positions)

How to apply

Click here to apply online for Bell Equipment: Apprenticeships 2024

Only applications with certified copies of all qualifications (school and college) plus id document & licence will be considered.

If you have not had a response to your application within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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British American Tobacco (BAT): Graduate Internships 2024




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British American Tobacco (BAT) invites unemployed graduates to apply for Graduate Internship Programme 2024.

Internship Application Closing Date: Not specified

Internship Location: South Africa

What Does The Programme Offer?

  • A bespoke development plan that prepares you for a managerial role after the programme 
  • Accountability from day one through projects with a real impact on our progressive business
  • World-class leadership training in Global BAT Academy with fellow graduates and senior colleagues from around the world
  • Learning from industry experts and interaction with BAT professionals
  • Dynamic and multinational environment.

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Finance Global Graduate Programme

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in:

  • Finance,
  • Business,
  • Economics
  • or similar

Marketing Global Graduate Programme

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in:

  • Marketing,
  • Communication,
  • Business
  • or similar

Operations​​​​​​​ Global Graduate Programme

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in:

  • Engineering,
  • Economics,
  • Procurement,
  • Supply Chain,
  • Business Management,
  • or related

How to Apply

NB. Use the links given below to Apply

Finance Global Graduate Programme

Apply Online for the Finance Global Graduate Programme

Marketing Global Graduate Programme

Apply Online for the Marketing Global Graduate Programme

Operations​​​​​​​ Global Graduate Programme

Apply Online for the Operations Global Graduate Programme

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