Check your search results here

Credit Controller Job in Kenya

A well established company in the Dairy sector in Kiambu County seeks to urgently fill the position of a Credit Controller

It is seeking to hire highly experienced and dynamic Credit Controller to oversee credit function of the company.

The Main Purpose and Objectives
  • To assess and control the level of credit risk on specific remit accounts.
  • To ensure that all customer accounts are accurately and promptly maintained, ensuring the efficient release of orders to maximize sales whilst having regard to the Company liquidity.
  • To effectively manage the company’s credit control policy and minimize overdue trade debtor’s balances.
  • To ensure continued liquidity to meet company obligations and to ensure that all debtors’ accounts are fully reconciled at all times.
  • The Credit Controller will be responsible for chasing outstanding invoices to the company and plays a vital role in the cash-flow of the organization ensuring credit given to customers is monitored and controlled effectively
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ability to regularly follow up all outstanding debts for specific customer accounts with the respective sales staff and report accounts problems to the Finance Manager.
  • To verify facts of all sales returns before passing a credit note. Ensure that all supporting documentations are duly authorized and factual before processing of a credit note. Ensure credit notes are passed and posted on a timely basis to update stock records.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures of the credit control department.
  • Maintain records of all customers in a file (invoices, credit notes, remittance slips, copies of withholding VAT and any manner of correspondences with the customer) and ensure that the same is filed in a system and in order for ease of traceability.
  • Ensure on a daily basis that the accounts copies are received at the end of every day with clear evidence of delivery to the customer to prevent future disputes.
  • Ensure that all documentation necessary during audit is prepared on time and forwarded to the Financial Manager for inclusion in the audit file.
  • Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner.
  • Meet cash and debtor day targets set by the firm
  • Chase overdue invoices by telephone, email and letter within agreed timescales.
  • Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity.
  • Regular meetings with debtors to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary.
  • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtness.
  • Ensures that all transactions are compliant with tax legislation.
  • Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms.
  • Provide accurate advice on billing queries.
  • Respond promptly and completely to both client and internal enquiries.
  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested
  • Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required.
  • Send out monthly client statements/letters as may be agreed from time to time.
  • Provide cover for other accounting functions as requested.
  • Handle accounts, visit customers and travel to business meetings and company branches.
  • Negotiate with suppliers, e g credit information and debt collection agencies.
  • Categorize customers by investment level risks and review this as appropriate (trade credit)
  • Stop supply of goods and services to overdue accounts, can instigate legal proceedings.
  • Protects company’s interest at credit meetings relating to insolvent customers.
  • Obtain sufficient information to access the creditworthiness of new and existing customers.
  • Undertake complex reconciliations and compile documents for legal action.
  • Other duties as delegated from time to time by the Finance Manager or any other person designated by the management.
Minimum Requirements
  • A university degree in a business related field (Bachelor of Commerce - Finance or Accounting option) CPA (K) /ACCA finalist and post graduate qualifications in credit management will be added advantage.
  • 5 yrs collections experience; knowledge of Billing and collections procedure.
  • The ideal candidate shall have previous experience in FCMG dealing with high volume calling and hitting monthly targets.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Strong attention to detail,
  • goal oriented
  • Outgoing and confident personality who is able to operate at all levels.
  • A self starter who is proactive and can set and achiever goals
  • A team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn.
How to Apply 
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address to by 9th September, 2016

Please include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

DO NOT MISS to Subscribe below for the latest jobs to your EMAIL for FREE

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Want to know the latest news, read great articles, features, jobs and careers? Then click here