Accounts Receivable Manager - Fruit Industry - Tygervalley

Monday, 3 February, 2020
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
Cape Town  

The purpose of this role is to effectively manage the credit risk and accounts receivable assets of the Fruit Division and ensure that all accounts are managed within the Account Receivable Policy It will be your duty as manager to lead the team in the improvement of processes, managing and coaching of each direct report to perform at their fullest potential, to run parallel with the business needs and also their own professional goals.

 Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

 Debtors account management

  • Ensure that customers are invoiced when invoicing becomes due. (delivered not invoiced)
  • Ensure that credit notes are supported by appropriate documentation and signed off according to the policy.
  • Ensure that the maintenance of all accounts are up to date ito matching, reconciliations and query resolution.

Masterfile maintenance

  • Ensure that NAV and Dipar masterdata is in sync.
  • Ensure that the insurance limits are in sync with the Group Risk Department approvals.
  • Ensure that customer masterdata is up to date and agrees to the sales contracts.

 Credit risk management

  • Monitor, manage and report overtrading and overdues
  • Ensure that appropriate controls are in place to prevent unauthorized overtrading.
  • Institute appropriate action to recover overdue accounts.
  • Manage the credit application and insurance application process.
  • Ensure that insurance limits not needed are cancelled to prevent unnecessary credit insurance costs.

Month-end process

  • Ensure all debtors related ledger reconciliations are performed.
  • Ensure that Dipar to NAV sales are in sync at all times on a currency and rand level.
  • Prepare monthly debtors reporting.
  • Ensure that all InterCo debtors are confirmed and reconciling items are resolved.

 Processes and controls documented

  • Ensure all processes within department are documented and changes are updated in the documents
  • Review processes and controls to identify control weaknesses, simplification and efficiency improvements.

People management

  • Manage the accounts receivable team 
  • Assist with the transition of the staff from the current structures to the Shared Service structure.
  • Agree Roles & Responsibilities at the beginning of the year with each member of the team, including objectives that should be reached each year for development purposes
  • Informal coaching of staff to develop their softer skills to ensure a successful partnership between finance and commercial        

Preferred education & Experience

  • Financial Degree or Diploma          
  • Minimum 5 year experience in  Accounts Receivable Management
  • Experience in Fruit Export or FMCG will be advantageous

 Key Competencies required:

  • Thorough understanding of leadership skills, coaching methods, people management.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and organising skills.
  • Strong persuasive, communication and interpersonal skills.

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