City of Tshwane: Umar Banda

Umar Banda has been Chief Financial Officer since August 2017. He is also a registered training officer for the City of Tshwane Chartered Accountants Training Programme (CATP).

Interview: Umar Banda: "You are only as good as your team."

Umar Banda graduated from the University of Pretoria with a B.com in accounting in 2004. He then worked at KPMG for several years before moving to the Auditor General’s office as an Audit Manager in 2012. In 2014 he was appointed as the acting CFO of the City of Tshwane. He was officially appointed to the post in 2017. Umar is skilled at Budgeting, Internal Audit, Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Internal Controls. He has earned an Executive Excellence and Leadership Programme focused in Leadership from Gordon Institute of Business Science and is a Registered Training Officer for the City of Tshwane Chartered Accountants Training Programme (CATP).

Umar has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2019, making this his third year in a row to be nominated. 

Work
2017 – Present        Chief Financial Officer, City of Tshwane
2014 – 2017             Acting Chief Financial Officer, City of Tshwane
2013 – 2014             Executive Director, City of Tshwane
2012 – 2013             Audit Manager, Auditor General of South Africa
2005 – 2012             Manager, KPMG

Education
2014 – 2014             Executive Excellence and Leadership Programme, Gordon                                            Institute of Business Science
2001 – 2004             B.Com, Accounting Science, University of Pretoria

About the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: The Municipality is a Category A municipality situated in the Gauteng Province. It merged with the Metsweding District, which was a consequence of the Gauteng Global City Region Strategy to reduce the number of municipalities in Gauteng to at least four by 2016. The City of Tshwane is the single-largest metropolitan municipality in the country, comprising seven regions, 105 wards and 210 councillors. Pretoria is the capital. It covers an area of 6 298km².