The Budget and Treasury Department is headed by Ms L Sotshede, who is responsible for the preparation of the Council's Budget, Annual Financial Statements, and managing the municipality's accounting records, investments, loans and fixed assets.
The department currently consists of the following seven sections:
- Equity and Accounts
- Grants and Expenditure
- Budget Office
- Supply Chain Management
- Asset Management
- Financial Systems
The Equity and Accounts section, which is headed by Fanie van Rooyen, is responsible for managing the general ledger, the municipal bank accounts, fixed assets register, investments loans and creditors.
The Income section, which is headed by Ms Nokuthula Mkwanazi, is responsible for income, the cashbook and administration of account payments.
The Grants & Expenditure section, which is headed by Mr Charl Wilcocks, is responsible for managing the payment of salaries and Councillor allowances, the administration of conditional and unconditional grants and overall responsible for the centralised supply chain management division of the municipality.
The Budget office has been established as required of the Municipal Finance Management Act. It is headed up by Mr Fano Ngubane. The core functions of the unit include the following:
- Budget preparation, control and monitoring;
- Monthly budget reporting to the MANCO, the audit committee, the council and its sub committees;
- All statutory reporting to National and provincial treasuries and other government departments; and
- Annual Financial Statements
ICT Projects/ Financial Systems is responsible for managing and providing technical and administrative support for all financial management systems including the HR & Payroll System (Payday), the revenue management system (LogoSoft RMS), core financial system (Microsoft Dynamics AX). This section is also responsible for the management of Service Level Agreements for the financial systems. This section is also responsible for the management of the municipality's mSCOA project.