South Africa

Accounts Receivable Manager

Company Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Africa
Reference # #Accounts Receivable Manager _30/09/2021
Published 30/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Core purpose of the role

The core purpose of the role is to manage the accounts receivable function for the vertical / allocated accounts to ensure accurate and timeous processing of invoices, statements, reconciliations and debt collections according to the relevant financial procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with customers, while ensuring good corporate governance and financial integrity.
Job Functions Accounting,Finance,Logistics
Industries Accounting,Accounting & Auditing,Logistics
Key deliverables and outputs

1.Customer Account Management
a.Manage the preparation of statements for the customers using the correct company financial system.
b.Assist with escalated queries from customers regarding i.e. POD’s, invoices and statements received.
c.Ensure receipt of payments in debtors’ book.
d.Prepare monthly debtor statements and accounts receivables reports for the area of responsibility.
e.Monitor that ITC checks are done for any new debit facility applications and for existing customers to monitor creditworthiness?

2.Controlled debtor administration
a.Ensure reconciliation of ledgers / customer accounts are up to date and cleared monthly
b.Monitor achievement of controllable performance measures (i.e. Debtors days, Debtors ageing)
c.Manage completion of the required paperwork, approval and new accounts as per the required procedures for new customers.
d.Ensure admin, finance policies, procedures, time requirements adhered to at all times
e.Up to date information available on VAT, Tax, other relevant legislation - all legal requirements complied with

3.Debt Collection and bad debts
a.Monitor that debtors are controlled within parameters
b.Manage debt collections where legal proceedings have been instituted
c.Ensure bad debts are monitored and reported to management immediately

4.Bank processing
a.Ensure bank transactions are processed to the system timeously and accurately
b.Deposits and payments received are allocated accurately and timeously to the correct account and in line with agreed procedures

5.Compliance and Governance
a.Adhere to relevant corporate governance requirements
b.Ensure compliance with approved company financial policies and procedures

6.Monthly reporting
a.Communicate the monthly age analysis report and advise the vertical’s Management of any problems identified.
b.Prepare information for the monthly management meetings, as required.
c.Calculate the monthly bad debt provision input.

7.Internal and external customers relationships
a.Manage customer relationships and customer service by building and maintaining strong key customer relationships

a.Manage and develop performance and talent of the team in line with company’s Integrated Employee Value philosophy.
b.Coach and mentor employees with the aim of transferring knowledge and developing people.
c.Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation through developing a hands on understanding of Business Unit and Functional Department needs and requirements.
Academic qualifications
•Financial diploma

Work experience
•3-5 years in an accounts receivables environment
•Interacting at senior management level
•Proven track record of working in a specialized sector in the transport industry with a big book and high level risk exposure

•1 year in Transport or SCM and Logistics or industry

•Financial reporting
•Corporate Governance
•Commercial acumen

•Financial systems (Syspro, Qlikview, HFM)


•Well-developed communication skills to persuade and influence
•Well-developed interpersonal skills related to internal resilience, including sensitivity to diversity and conflict resolution
•Mathematical skills
•Critical thinking skills to analyse problems and resolve problems
•Ability to multi-task
•Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Job Closing Date 14/10/2021
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