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Senior Credit Controller Job in Kenya

Our client, Oceanfreight (EA) Ltd, based in Mombasa, is the sole agent in Kenya and in Uganda for MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. one of the world’s leading shipping companies.

Other offices are located in Nairobi and Kampala.

As part of efforts to further enhance organisational strength, there is need to fill the post of

Senior Credit Controller

Reporting directly to the Managing Director and with a functional reporting to the Group Finance Director, the Senior Credit Controller will be responsible for ensuring customer debts are effectively managed.

Key Tasks of this role will include:
  • Implementing and continually improving credit policies, processes and procedures;
  • Assigning credit terms and setting credit limits after determining credit worthiness of customers;
  • Attending customer meetings to resolve customer concerns while maintaining good customer relations;
  • Timely issuance and dispatch of invoices;
  • Co-ordinating interdepartmental collection effort;
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the credit control team.
The ideal candidate is likely to be a go-getter who is willing to travel, self-motivated, organised and efficient individual with integrity and a strong persona.

Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain excellent business relations is vital.

In addition to the above, will have:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management or Economics; with a CPA/ACCA qualification as an added advantage;
  • Minimum five years experience in credit control and collection or within a similar role;
  • A good understanding/knowledge of maritime, shipping or freight forwarding business and experience in the sector will be considered an added advantage;
  • Excellent team leadership and management skills with experience in managing staff performance and working with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Ability to work under pressure and a well developed capacity for follow through to ensure the completion of tasks;
  • IT skills competency and a valid driver’s license.
If you believe you fit the above profile, please write in confidence to the e mail address below by Wednesday 8 June quoting reference number ESS 454.

In addition, please provide curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and present position.

Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to:


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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