Job Responsibilities :
To control and maintain regional sales ledger within corporate guidelines
To minimize levels of customer portfolio overdue and bad debt
To perform daily credit maintenance of customer orders within corporate policy Maintain, update and reconcile sales ledger (including invoices, credit notes and cash)
Whenever informed about customer queries and disputes assess who should deal with them and assign them appropriately using the workflow system (on iScala), recording the information so acquired so far
Build, strengthen and maintain relationships with customers and sales colleagues via the telephone and in writing
Answer finance related queries quickly, effectively and in a professional manner, retrieving information from iScala System, analyzing information and discussing with colleagues within the predefined company procedures.
Proactively manage outstanding debt collection to maximise cash flows and minimize risk. Prioritise, plan approach and activities.
Advise and inform sales management regarding the review of customer credit terms, producing credit rating reports, using credit insurance web facility and drafting and coordinating credit term review requests.
Periodically carry out credit reviews on customer portfolio. Updating credit control management and sales management on credit situation (credit limits utilization, overdue, payment behavior, disputes) and advising on escalation and course of actions.
Contribute towards the development of sound Credit Management policies.
Follow procedures, authorisation rules, predefined processes and general rules at all times, as defined by the Credit Control Policy
Identify and appropriately action system and master data inconsistencies with relevant departments
In coordination with Credit Control Management, organise customer visits to maintain relationships or resolve account issues
Job Requirements :
Experience & Knowledge :
3-5 years experience within Credit Control function is essential
ERP System knowledge experience essential preferably if iScala
Ability to liaise with all areas of the business in a professional manner and report to management in a regular, informative and structured way
Ability to work quickly and efficiently and manage all activities and communication through information systems
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines and manage own time and escalate when required
Ability to understand course of events by interpreting figures and accounting transactions
LC negotiation knowledge
Bachelor degree of Finance & Accounting / Commerce
Qualifications : Ideally qualified / studying towards Credit Control qualification e.g. ICM
Advanced computer and MS Windows and Office skills
Advanced spreadsheet skills
Excellent communication skills
Professional telephone manner
Personality Attributes :
Attention to detail
Positive mentality, commercially aware customer service attitude
Initiative for improvement and problem solving
Strong team player and professional attitude
High integrity and ethics