Head: Business Enablement Division at LRA


The Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2001 and became operational in 2003 under the Ministry of Finance. The Lesotho Revenue Authority has a 5 year Corporate Strategy in place for 2018 – 2023 themed “Rea Aha – We are building”. The Guiding Policy for the Strategy is “Building a Service Culture through Collaborative Leadership”. Through this strategy, the Authority will be building strategic assets in five (5) sources of capital: Spiritual; Social; Human; Innovation and Financial.

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Signium Africa has been retained to advise on the following key appointments. The positions are based in Maseru, Lesotho. It is the Authority’s aim to recruit Lesotho Nationals for these roles.

Head:  Business  Enablement  Division

Purpose  of  Position:

As  a  defacto  Chief  Financial  Officer,  and  reporting  to  the Commissioner  General,  the  Head  Business Enablement  will  be  responsible  for  providing  strategic  direction  to  the  Business  Enablement  Division which  manages  the  Heads  of  the  following  functions:  Legal;  Human  Capital  Management;  Finance and  Corporate  Services.  Ensuring  effective  financial  management  and  provision  of  quality  services to  internal  clients  to  enable  excellent  service  delivery  to  Lesotho  Revenue  Authority’s  clients.

Key  performance  areas:

•  Strategic  Management:  •  Exercise  delegated  legal  powers  in  the  implementation  of  Revenue Laws  and  advise  Commissioner  General  •  Participate  in  and  contribute  to  the  development  and execution  of  the  LRA  strategy  and  identify,  measure  and  mitigate  strategic  risks  that  may  impact  on Divisional  plans  •  Lead  the  process  of  developing  and  implementing  annual  Divisional  Plans  to  ensure alignment  and  coordination  with  the  strategic  direction  taken  by  the  entire  organisation  •  Maintain collaborative  leadership  within  the  Division  towards  achievement  of  staff  engagement,  motivation and organisational  priority  initiatives  •  Ensure  efficient  and  effective  enablement  of  the  business  of the  Authority  through  timely  and  appropriate  quality  support  •  Develop  a  full  understanding  of,  and therefore  lead  the  Division  in,  the  4DX  (Four  Disciplines  of  Execution)  framework  in  order  to  ensure effective  execution  of  strategic  priorities.

•  Business  Enablement:  •  Oversee  operations  of  the  Division  and  the  development,  implementation,  performance  monitoring  and  evaluation  of  Divisional  strategies,  plans  and  procedures for  effectiveness  and  efficiency  of  all  Service  Centres  •  Coordinate  functions  within  the  Division  to foster  cooperation  and  synergised  output  •  Participate  in  and  contribute  to  building  of  sources  of capital  which  will  enable  high  organisational  performance  •  Oversee  the  Authority’s  and  Divisional budget  development  and  approval  thereof  and  ensure  availability  of  funds  for  implementation  of strategic  initiatives.

•  Leadership  &  Management:  •  Define  objectives  for  the  achievement  of  Divisional  goals  and ensure  commitment  and  accountability  for  agreed  results  •  Mentor  and  coach  direct  reports  through setting  performance  targets,  giving  feedback  and  confronting  limitations  in  performance  and  take measures  to  develop  talent  •  Identify,  plan  for  and  drive  change  in  alignment  with  the  change management  framework  of  the  organisation  •  Communicate  Divisional  strategies  and  collaborate with  external  stakeholders  for  exchange  of  information  and  soliciting  support  for  implementation  of initiatives  •  Uphold  the  core  values  of  the  LRA  within  the  Division  in  order  to  create  a  value  driven culture  •  Oversee  the  presentation  of  accountability  reports  and  proposals  for  better  management of  LRA  finances  to  the  Finance  and  Audit  Committee  of  the  Board.

•  Policies,  Systems  &  Controls:  •  Establish  Policies,  Procedures  and  Programs  that  add  value to  internal  clients’  delivery  of  work  •  Identify  areas  which  require  policy  development  and  lead  the process  of  development  of  operational  policies,  procedures  and  frameworks  •  Ensure  development and  implementation  of  governance  procedures   for  financial,  management  accounting  and  revenue accounting.

•  Reporting:  •  Produce  Divisional  reports  on  implementation  of  initiatives  for  accountability  and performance  monitoring  •  Oversee  the  development  and  review  of  reporting  standards  to  achieve uniformity  and  consistency  in  reporting  •  Oversee  production  of  financial  reports  for  LRA  executives and  the  Board.

Key  requirements:  •  A  Chartered  Accounting  or  equivalent  professional  qualification  with  at  least 7  years’  relevant  work  experience,  5  of  which  must  have  been  at  senior  management  level  in Accounting  or  Finance  •  Proven  ability  to  develop  innovative  business  solutions.

Please  quote  Ref.  No.:  LRA  002  in  all  correspondence.

If you are a suitable candidate who can make a difference to this dynamic organisation, please e-mail a detailed CV to Sewela Sekhitla at [email protected] quoting the relevant reference number, on or before close of business on Friday, 26 April 2019. Late applications cannot be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Enquiries may be directed to Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer on +27 11 771 4800.