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					                         NATIVE LAND TRUST BOARD (NLTB)
                                ROLE DESCRIPTION


Title:           Accountant Landowners Affairs

Job Grade:               7

Location:        Head Office – Finance Department

Reports to: Manager Finance

Supervises: Distribution Clerks (5)

Purpose:         Plan and manage the general accounting activities and the preparation
                 of income and distribution reports, cash balances and other financial
                 results for the Trust entity.


Key accountabilities/outputs:

 Developing methods and procedures for the preparation of budgets for Trust
  income and disbursements and coordinating preparation. Assisting senior
  management in the preparation of Trust budgets as required
 Preparing accurate and timely income and distribution financial reports and
  related management information for senior management
 Reviewing and analysing operating results in relation to budgets. Interpreting
  operating results as they affect the financial position of the Trust and making
  recommendations for improvement
 Assisting senior management with the provision of decision support services and
  financial advice
 Planning, directing and supervising the income payments and distribution clerks
  to ensure the accurate and timely processing of income and distribution financial
  transactions
 Performance, competency and morale of income payments and distribution
  clerks
 Administering the financial computer applications and processes to ensure the
  integrity of information and performing required daily and period end
  reconciliations and routines
 Developing and maintaining up-to-date financial policies and procedures for the
  trust
 Providing quality customer service to NLTB’s external clients and to internal
  clients of the Region
 Enhancing the image of NLTB through acting in a professional and ethical
  manner at all times
 Contributing to efficient work practices by active participation in teamwork,
  sharing of information and proposing improvements
 Maintaining relevance of own skills and knowledge base




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Role specific tasks:

In this role a person will be expected to deliver against the key accountabilities
above and perform other tasks required of them as directed by the Manager. In
particular the incumbent will be required to:

 Prepare

   Required regular reports of income, distribution, land owner balances,
    outstanding payments and arrears, and other related management information
    material
   Methods and procedures for the preparation of Trust income and distribution
    budgets and coordinates organisation preparation
   Financial accounting policies and procedures for the Trust processes and ensure
    relevance and currency

 Direct

   Income and distribution clerks to ensure accurate and timely processing of
    financial transactions (income and trust debtors, receipting of payments, and
    distribution)
   The running of required daily and period end reconciliations, routines and
    programs to ensure the integrity of applications and data

 Assist

   With the provision of decision support services and advice to Head Office areas

 Review and analyse

   Operational and accounting information for use in decision making
   Operating results in relation to budgets and operating policies. Interpret the
    operating results as they affect the financial position of the Trust and make
    recommendations for improvement
   Forecasts and reforecast Trust information on a regular basis to reflect market
    conditions
   Continuous improvement of Trust financial processes and systems and make
    recommendations for improvement

 Coordinate

   Trust accounting data and financial processes with other locations
   Liaison with Information Technology Services to identify and action performance
    issues for Trust systems




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Guide to Selection:


Key selection criteria:

 Experience in providing planning and budgeting services to senior management
 Experience in analysing, interpreting and reporting on financial performance to
  senior management
 Experience with computerised accounting systems and processes
 Demonstrated ability to manage staff including the direction and motivation of
  staff; plan, allocate and evaluate work carried out by staff; and create and
  maintain effective working relationships
 Demonstrated ability to lead change
 Demonstrated success in improving quality of customer service
 Evidence of commitment to team work
 Establishes high personal standards and serves as an effective role model
 Demonstrates computer literacy and ability to use spread sheeting and word
  processing packages
 Must have undergone TPAF Supervisory Programme or equivalent


Qualifications:

 Degree in Accounting & Financial Management or equivalent
 Current drivers licence (desirable)
 Chartered Accountant (desirable)

Experience:

 5 years of highly relevant experience in a specific area of work, requiring
  specialized training




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