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JOBS AT COMPANIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUTHORITY


The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA), is a newly established autonomous body that has been established in terms of the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority Act no 14 of 2011. The Authority is charged with the responsibility of implementing four different acts, namely: The Companies Act, Registration of Business Names Act, Industrial Property Act and the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act.
The Authority is positioning itself for the advancement of its mandate and is searching for some dynamic individuals to take up the above position.

INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

Main purpose of the job
To plan, organise and coordinate CIPA's audit function to ensure the Authority is provided with an independent and objective assurance service designed to add value and improve the Authority's operations
Qualifications, experience and knowledge required
Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent AND Associate membership of a recognised accounting body (ACCA, CIMA, CA, CIA)
Eight years’ experience in an internal audit environment, of which three should have been served in a managerial position
Expert knowledge of audit planning, corporate governance, risk management. Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in international financial/accounting/internal audit management practices and standards
Key responsibilities
Performing operational audits by evaluate weaknesses and risks in client business processes;
Develop, Implement and monitor divisional annual plan, and align the divisional goals to the overall corporate objectives.
Evaluate weaknesses and risks in systems, assess macro effect of audit findings on operating processes and company performance.
ACCOUNTS CLERK
Main purpose of the job
To accurately process, enter and reconcile accounting documents and information and maintain accounts strictly in accordance with laid down accounting procedures, standards and accounting deadlines to ensure the accurate and timely record of financial transactions to facilitate the timely preparation of financial statements and reports.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge required
A minimum of a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies (DABS), AAT or equivalent.
2 years’ experience in a financial management and accounting environment
Key responsibilities
Responsible for the Authority’s basic book keeping through recording, classifying and summarising transactions according to IFRS and company Chart of Accounts
Revenue collection, receipting and reconciliation
DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR
Main purpose of the job
To install, configure, and maintain all relational database instances across development, staging, and production environments.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge required
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
At least five (5) years in the computing field with two (3) years of developing and administering relational database management systems and related technologies
Knowledge and application of Windows and UNIX operating system, Relational Database Management Systems and a wide range of programming languages and development tools are a requirement.
Experience in Microsoft SQL server and Oracle Database administration in production environment.
Hands-on experience in capacity planning, performance tuning, database server backups and restore strategies.
Certification in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database.
Key responsibilities
Install, configure, migrate, upgrade and maintain multiple databases required for development, testing and production.
Disaster Recovery and Back-up Management.
Server Management – installation, configuration and security management.
Enterprise reporting – Consolidation of multiple data sources into a common report and development and publishing of real time dash boards reports in a multiple output formats according to user requirement.
RECEPTIONIST
Location: CIPA seeks three (3) Receptionists based in Serowe, Maun and Francistown respectively.
Main purpose of the job
To provide reception, administrative support and secretarial services, to efficiently operate multi-line switchboard, and receive and direct CIPA's visitors and documents promoting a positive image of CIPA.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge required
Certificate/Diploma in Secretarial or Administration studies
2 years’ experience in a customer facing environment
Basic computer literacy, Operational knowledge of switchboards would be an added advantage
Key responsibilities
Provision on reception services
Management of Front Office (switchboard operation and customer management)
Provision of Secretarial services including diary/appointments management and documents management (typing, scanning, photocopying and filing)
Directing internal and external clients to relevant service points
Operate multi-line switchboard and maintain accuracy of messages
Dealing with customers’ enquiries
Closing date and application instructions
Only applicants who meet the requirements need to apply highlighting their qualifications, experience and names of at least two (2) traceable referees. Certified copies of relevant certificates and a detailed CV must accompany applications addressed to:
Human Resource Manager
Companies and Intellectual Property Authority
P O Box 102
Gaborone
OR
Email: recruitment@cipa.co.bw
Closing Date: 15 August 2017

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