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Credit Control Assistant Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 100K - 150K)

Assistant Manager, Credit Control

Industry: Insurance

Remuneration: Ksh. 100,000 - 150,000

Location: Nairobi

Our client a leading insurance with well established insurance operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as leading subsidiaries in fund management and corporate trusteeship seeks to recruit an assistant manager who will report to Credit Controller, the position will provide leadership to a small credit control team in following up outstanding premiums in a timely manner and reporting on the performance of allocated accounts against targets on a regular basis and ensuring that the accounts have been updated and reconciled at all times.

Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Carrying out continuous collection of commercial business debt via telephone and direct visits to corporate clients and intermediaries while ensuring that we retain business.
  • Taking responsibility for the commercial debtors’ book as allocated by the Credit Controller.
  • Ensuring that payment terms are kept within the company approved policy.
  • Managing accounts arrears.
  • Preparing accounts for management decision and legal handovers.
  • Liaising with the Business Development team on any queries that may facilitate debt collection.
  • Carries out account reconciliations in liaison with Business Development team, Financial Accountants, Underwriters and Claims officers.
  • Supporting the weekly cash flow forecasting and reporting.
  • Building relationships between clients, business partners, dealers, colleagues, departments, branches e.t.c, to enhance company capacity to collect debt.
  • Ensuring that the receivables system is fully automated at all times to assure efficient debt collection process.
  • Offering leadership and development to staff allocated through training and mentorship.
  • Ensuring that reconciled client statements are sent out by 5th of the following month.
  • Any other duties that might be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Qualifications and competences:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or any other related field.
  • Professional training in debt management will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in debt collection, especially in respect of corporate clients and intermediaries.
  • A good understanding of the Kenyan insurance industry dynamics, with a good network of contacts with key intermediaries in the industry.
  • Computer literacy in Ms Excel is critical.
  • Good track record of leading high performance teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi task and prioritise.
  • Excellent communication skills - internal and external.
  • Problem solving skills.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to before 31st May 2014.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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