Portfolio Head-BTO Councillor Patuoe Lephafa                                                                  Acting Chief Financial Officer: Bukelwa Dlodlo           

Finance department is politically led by Portfolio Head Councillor Patuoe Lephafa and administratively led by the Acting Chief Financial Officer Bukelwa Dlodlo while she has the responsibility of being-Manager Income and Expenditure. She leads the Department with a team of three managers responsible for different sections within the department, i.e  Mrs Funeka Mbaliswana -Manager Budget and Treasury, Mr Sisa Mveku-Manager Asset Management and Ms. Hlubikazi Mduzulwana the manager of Supply Chain Management. The Finance Office is committed to its mandate of providing comprehensive financial management and advisory services to the council and all ELM departments. The Finance Department supports the Integrated Development Plan of the Council through the achievement of a sound and sustainable financial environment from which the Council can deliver services to all citizens of ELM. Finance department focuses on the following performance areas; Free Basic Services-Indigent Policy, Electricity amnesty for those tempering, Provincial treasury role Gel Fuel for those that do not have electricity.

Budget and Financial Accounting

  • Support and consolidated accounting
  • Capital Accounting and budgeting
  • Financial accounting, control and systems development
  • Financial Statements
  • In year reporting
  • Resolution of audit matters

Treasury and Financial Support

  • Cash Management
  • Investment of funds
  • Risk and asset management
  • Liability Management
  • Advisory Services
  • Projects, planning, development and administrative support
  • Performance Management

Income Management and Finance Customer Care

  • Metered Services
  • Rates, services and miscellaneous
  • Billing co-ordination
  • Receipting
  • Customer Care
  • Debtor Management
  • Credit Control
  • Indigent

Expenditure Management

  • Expenditure control
  • Creditors
  • Salaries, wages and related expenditure
  • Payments.

Supply Chain Management

  • Acquisition Management
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Bid Administration
  • Contracts Control

Asset Management

  • Management of all      municipal assets
  • Fleet management
  • Fleet insurance and claims     
  • Disposal of assets