International Insurance Company Credit Controller Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client an International Insurance company is seeking to recruit an accountant and credit controller for their Nairobi Office.

Position Title: Credit Controller
 

Department: Finance
 
Reports To: GM Finance
 
Supervises: Accounts Assistants
 
Hours of work: The job is done within normal working hours though jobholder may be occasionally required to working beyond normal hours.

 

Position Summary & Primary Objective: Reporting to the GM Finance, the successful job candidate will be responsible for designing, implementation and monitoring of controls on permissible credit levels, criteria for advancing credit facilities, profiling probable clients in terms of financial risks; develop a strong debt collection plan.

Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge
 
Knowledge & Experience Required Essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option)
  • CPA (K) or ACCA qualification
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience in credit control in the insurance industry
  • Familiarity of RBA, Insurance Act, AKI, IRA, KRA and other regulatory guidelines
  • Good understanding of the insurance industry
  • Understanding of credit/ risk management and debt collection
  • MS office Suite skills
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Custodian of the credit control policy for the organization
  • Send out accurate monthly accounts statements
  • Analyse debtor’s information and data with the aim of enhancing credit control measures
  • Provide premium status to underwriting and claims department
  • Provide account analysis for debtor’s accounts
  • Review documents for account opening and ensure that trading is done with licensed Review the company credit control procedure and develop and implement enhancements where required
  • Collect debt from clients
  • Meet with customers to resolve outstanding issues and provide feedback thereof
  • Ensure that credit extended is authorized appropriately and follow up to ensure the timely collection of the same
  • Confirm credit notes computations
  • Arrange for premium finance for clients and the company Intermediaries as per IRA requirements
  • Negotiate repayment plans and establish strong relationships with clients to ensure a quick recovery of the outstanding amount due
  • Resolve clients debits/receipts issues
  • Compile the monthly collectables report and give periodic reports to the management on how all the debtors accounts are progressing
  • Contact customers before the balances become overdue to confirm payments
Core Competencies
 
The following Core competencies are the skills, knowledge and behaviors expected of an employee. Limited.
These competencies may need to be adjusted depending on the company’s overall mission and values.
  • Communication Skills – Communicates clearly and professionally in written and oral forms to both internal and external clients.
  • Initiative and Confidence – Generates and acts on new ideas that add value to the
  • Business – Looks at different ways to solve problems and address difficulties.
  • Achievement Drive – Sets goals and strives to achieve them with enthusiasm and determination.
  • Business Acumen – Has a good understanding of the business environment and the impact their behavior has on the reputation of the company.
  • Respect – Treats colleagues and customers in a manner which demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness.
If you believe your career objectives match this exciting positions, please forward your application and detailed C.V stating your current position, remuneration, contact details by 22nd February 2016 to the 
Sheer Logic Management Consultants
E- Mail: info@sheerlogic.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

East African National are also eligible to apply.

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Credit Controller”

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