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Job Reference: G4S/MS/1034
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nairobi - Kenya
G4S Region:
Country:Kenya


G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 11/06/2010
Package Description: Competitive

Job Introduction:

G4S is the global leader in the service industry providing Integrated Security Solutions, Courier logistics and Cash Services to a vast customer base internationally. G4S Kenya is part of the G4S Plc and the Regional Head Office for the East African Region. The company is the market leader in each key service line, a global player that has over 600,000 employees globally, of which15, 000 are in Kenya.

G4S Kenya is part of the Africa Sub Sahara region, and is the leader in Security Services and secure logistics with over 40 years experience in Kenya

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Credit Control Manager. Theincumbentwill be responsible for ensuring that company debts are collected in line with company policy as directed by the Finance Director through design, implementation and monitoring of controls on allowable credit levels, criteria for advancing credit facilities, profiling potential customers in terms of financial risks, obtaining appropriate guarantees to mitigate the identified financial risks and running a robust debt collection program.

In addition, the incumbent shall handle customer accounts by resolving complaints and inquiries made on existing accounts.

Role Responsibility:

  • Responsible for credit function nationally.
  • Manage the credit control department and team
  • Develop the company credit policy in liaison with sales, financial and purchasing management
  • Prepare the annual debtor days budget, with adjustments for proposed marketing campaigns
  • Periodic reporting to the Senior Management Team, e.g. divisional cash collection forecasts and aged debt analyses
  • Manage strategic change to credit function’s systems, objectives, departments and structures
  • Protect the overall quality of the debtor asset, prepare the debtors budget
  • Set target/KPIs and supervise staff performance, recruit and develop staff to ensure 100% on all due and overdue accounts
  • Handle major accounts, visit customer and travel to business meetings and sales branches
  • Negotiate with suppliers, e.g. credit information, credit insurance and debt collection agencies
  • Categorize customers by investment level risk, and reviews this as appropriate (trade credit)
  • Stop supply of goods or services to overdue accounts, can instigate legal proceedings
  • Protect the company’s interests at creditors meetings relating to insolvent customers
  • Handle disputed accounts and negotiate to bring payment into line with terms
  • Maintain accurate individual measurement and performance statistics
  • Obtain sufficient information to assess the creditworthiness of new and existing customers
  • Undertake complex reconciliations, and compile documentation for legal action

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5 Years and above experience in debt collection and related field
  • University Degree in related field
  • CPA (K)/ACCA or equivalent
  • High level of personal motivation and drive
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Must be assertive, persistent and have a positive outlook
  • Highly motivated and ambitious
  • Ability to follow a task from start to completion
  • A strong team leader who inspires a winning team
  • Stress tolerance
  • Collaboration

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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