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Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Accountant - Accounts Receivable
Our client is a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. They supply fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. 

They also provide payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond.

In line with business demands driven by rapid growth, we are looking for qualified, highly competent, talented and results driven individual to fill the following key business growth and revenue generation position.
The Senior Accountant Accounts Receivable will be reporting to the Supervisor Accounts Receivables.
Job Purpose: The Job holder is responsible for assisting credit control operations for prompt collection of trade debts, minimization of credit risk and adherence to credit policy for company profitability and growth.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collection of company revenues, both current and overdue amounts by assigned accounts through timely billing, Accounts Reconciliation and communicating with customers via phone, email, fax or mail.
  • Ensure expired domains are billed, paid for and renewed.
  • Timely sending of monthly invoices to all customers
  • Timely Preparation and Reconciliation of Monthly Deferred Revenue GL and listing Reports.
  • Timely sending of updated statements of accounts to all customers.
  • Hold monthly meetings with customers to ensure 100% customer satisfaction from the credit control perspective
  • Maintain reconciled, accurate and up to date customer statements of accounts through regular reconciliation of accounts
  • Maintain accounts receivable customer files and records through proper filing of all customer documents, communications and correspondences with the clients
  • Ensure terminated services are not billed and notice period is adhered to.
  • Initiate, process and pass credit notes for wrong billing/ SLA rebates
  • Populate a list of accounts to be disconnected as per the dunning process and company credit policy in liaison with Legal Department.
  • Bad Debt Provision – Propose bad accounts for write off to the supervisor – Accounts Receivables as per company credit policy
  • Work with external debt collection agencies for recovery of bad debts by providing necessary documentation and contacts or any other required information
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports assigned by the Supervisor – Accounts Receivables
  • Tax compliance.
  • Call all clients in Portfolio
  • Clear All credit balances
  • Record all customer payments, both cheque and bank deposits, by entering them into the accounting software. Generally this includes the date paid, amount, method of payment and any balance due.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Related field
  • At least 4 years’ experience ideally in a leading organization preferably in the telecommunication industry
  • CPA III Professional qualification and/or;
  • Certified Credit Control professional Qualification
  • In-depth knowledge and competency in accounting packages, ACCPAC or Pastel;
Skills and Competencies
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and ERP Software
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Supporting and co-operating
  • Leading and deciding
  • Interacting and presenting
  • Analyzing and interpreting
  • Creating and Conceptualizing
  • Organizing and executing
  • Adapting and copying
  • Enterprising and performing
How to Apply: 

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

 CLICK HERE to make your application online before close of business on 28th May 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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