Company details:

An FMCG company based in Kenya.

Role purpose

The Credit Accountant takes responsibility for the assessment of new business proposals, together with the regular review and assessment of existing exposures/customer portfolios across the business. This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development/refinement of credit strategy, policy and processes.
  • Validate sales revenue; manage invoicing within established deadlines including posting collections, drawing up records, auditing invoices and performing end-of-month closings.
  • Involve the sales team in risk management and collection of overdue payments, providing them with appropriate information (customer account balance, solvency, etc.).
  • Ensure timely dispatch of all statistics, records, commented balances to relevant parties; Prepare and submit regular reports to the FM as required.
  • Ensure timely and accurate receivables and collections reporting including, but not limited to, cash collections and forecasting and DSO calculations
  • Handle client complaints as well as negotiating settlement terms for payments overdue; effectively manage account/invoice disputes, both internally and externally in order that disputes are resolved within the agreed SLAs.
  • Monitor debt age balance and enforce customer credit limit terms throughout the business; Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to limit exposure.
  • Conduct regular reconciliation exercises with the accounting department.
  • Carry out credit checks on new customers and advise on credit limit allocations.
  • Ensure that all documentation necessary during audit is prepared on time and forwarded to the Financial Accountant for inclusion in the audit file.
  • Comprehensive debtor management including assessment of risk and opportunities to improve company cash flow.
  • Have overall responsibility for all sales ledger billing for the business
  • Check to ensure all payments received are correctly accounted and allocated in the system.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relations with the sales and operations departments.

Requirements

  • Full CPA (K)/ ACCA or equivalent qualifications and a university degree in Accounting/Finance/ Business or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of practical and progressive Credit experience in a busy commercial organization.
  • Strong business acumen/awareness and people management skills.
  • Advanced Computer skills with excellent knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience in use of SAP ERP is essential to the role.

To apply, send your CV with the title ‘Credit Accountant Position’ to rose@kipawa-hub.com