Baatjes - Financial Management - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Mario Baatjes

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Summary

I possess an administrative portfolio second to none and an academic portfolio, which includes a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, a Masters in Public Administration as well as a Masters in Local Government Law, from the University of the Western Cape.

Elements like creativity, enthusiasm, goal orientation and commitment to success is what drives me.

Services

Financial Management

Summary:

Budgeting, Planning and forecasting. Ensuring that budgets in line with the Public Finance Management Act. Planning operational spending and monitoring budgets to ensure that value for money is achieved. Planning spending to ensure that projects are optimally financed and resourced.

Work History

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: GOOD GOVERNANCE

Department of Local Government, Cape Town

From November 2007

Ensure harmonious Labour Relations and facilitate the amicable resolution of conflict
Ensure that Councillor Code of Conduct cases are procedurally and substantively fair
Manage all councillor misconduct cases and advice the MEC on sanctions in this regard
Advise the MEC on procedural deficiencies in cases and propose sanctions
Inform Municipalities where Code of Conduct cases are not in compliance with legislation

Administer councillor remuneration

Manage and drive the Anti-corruption strategy, by providing support to the Department and municipalities to ensure good governance

COMMITTEE SECRETARY: SELECT COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Parliament of South Africa, Cape Town

March 2005 - October 2007

Develop and implement the Committee’s Strategic Plan and Business Plan in consultation with the Chairperson
Assist in the management of the Committee’s strategic planning process by developing quarterly programmes for the Committee in consultation with the Management of the Committee
Provide strategic advice and prioritization of the activities to the Committee
Managing the compilation and management of the Committee’s budget in line with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)
Coordinate strategic alliances between the Committee and the Ministries, National and Provincial Departments and Municipalities
Analyze the performance of the Committee in consultation with the Chairperson (quarterly)
Ensure that Committee Meetings are run in accordance with Standing Rules and accepted Statutory requirements
Guides Chairperson through various stages of consideration of a Bill
Advise Chairperson and Committee on Procedural aspects
Execute research where necessary and as required

HEAD: STUDENT FEES AND EXTERNAL BURSARIES, FINANCE DEPARTMENT

University of Cape Town, Cape Town

January 2002 - February 2005

Manage student fee accounts and related administration
Manage student fee accounts of sponsored students and ensure accurate circulation thereof
Assist and authorize clearance for re-registration of all students
Manage and validate graduation lists and order graduation books

Ensure Legal compliance of Bursary rules and Sponsor Agreements
Ensure adherence to the bursary rules regarding payment and refunds in agreement with the sponsor
Control and process relevant receipts for the fee administrative bursaries area

Liaise with relevant stakeholders
Liaise with bursars and provide information and or documentation on request
Liaise with students referred to when necessary and provide a general customer service by attending to any related queries and requests
Liaise with faculties and student records to provide them with the necessary and relevant information

SECTION HEAD (FINANCE DEPARTMENT): STUDENT ACCOUNTS

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town

October 1996 - December 2001

1.Manage student accounts
Ensure effective administration of student accounts (conducted accurately and efficiently)
Manage the student accounts database and ensure that students are billed accurately
Ensure that the internal control procedures and information technology required for the successful implementation of the billing policies are operating satisfactorily

2.Supervise staff and student assistants
To ensure that staff dealing with student accounts are part of a continuous development program
Regularly review staff members performance and provide feedback

3.Reporting
Report to Director of Finance on student account administration and related matters

Qualifications & Certifications

Masters in Local Government Law (MPhil) Degree

UWC

Masters in Public Administration

UWC

B Admin

UWC

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