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Credit Control Manager

Car & General
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

We are currently looking to fill the position of a Credit Control Manager who will be responsible for credit management and the preparation of credit reporting, planning and forecasting for an entity, region or a business segment.

Responsibilities

  • Manages entity, region or business segment credit reporting, planning and forecasting.
  • Monitors credit exposures, understands trade finance and provides support to sales and marketing by offering advice and assistance on customer financial needs to meet business requirements.
  • Performs and analyzes credit-worthiness reviews on strategic accounts at the entity, region or business unit level in line with Corporate Policy to ensure minimal risk to the business.
  • Manages entity, region or business segment account relationships and collection strategies.
  • Manages metrics and consolidated reporting for the entity, region or business segment.
  • Develops and produces credit reports for senior management.
  • Partners with sales/commercial functions on key business growth needs by providing credit/financial support.
  • Encourages cross business segment communication on credit issues involving common customers to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Supports the implementation of Corporate Credit Policies across the applicable area of responsibility and assures audit compliance against them.
  • Leads process improvement activities related to Accounts Receivable/credit systems, processes and policies.
  • Manages, coaches and mentors professional staff; provides guidance and direction on problems and issues; delegates works assignments considering employee skills and development need.
Qualifications and Competencies
Competencies:
  • Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.
  • Credit Management - Assesses customer credit worthiness and risk to ensure that credit limits support sales strategies while maximising accounts receivable collect ability and minimising bad debt balances; evaluates business opportunities to maximise sales without taking on undue balance sheet risks; analyses customer payment performance to identify potential risks in order to optimise collection efficiency and minimise bad debts.
  • Trade Finance Acumen - Leverages financial products to facilitate and expand the export of product to maximise sales in international markets; evaluates financial instruments to reduce end customer and country specific payment risk; leverages export trade instruments when selling to high risk markets to expedite payment according to the agreed to commercial terms.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organisation's goals.
  • Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.
  • Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanour in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Instill trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Optimize work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Education, Licenses, Certifications:
  • College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related subject required. Financial certification is preferred.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourself
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