Hotel Accounts Receivable Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya (65k)

Our client is a 4-Star rated hotel and seeks to hire a qualified person in the role of Accounts Receivables Officer.

The roles will be based in Kisumu.

Salary: 65K

Job Purpose: The successful candidate will be responsible for processing invoices and collections. His/her prime duty is to look after collections ensuring that the company receives its payments when due in an effective and timely manner as per the credit policy.

Important: Applicants MUST have prior experience as Accounts Receivable Officer/Accountant or Credit Control in a hotel/hospitality industry.

Core Work Activities

  • Investigate credit application for new accounts, reviewing accounts for potential problems on an ongoing basis and maintaining contracts with other parties to enable timely detection of payment problems.
  • Conduct credit investigation, so that an intelligent appraisal of customers worth, character and ability to pay may be ascertained to justify extension of credit.
  • Review supporting documents and verify the accuracy of balances in accounts receivables.
  • Follow up collection of accounts receivable in a firm but diplomatic manner, calculated to produce results and at the same time maintain good relationship with the customer.
  • Liaise with Reservations, Sales and Banqueting departments in all disputed accounts. Process accounts queries and respond to customer queries as required.
  • Reconcile all credit card charges to payment received.
  • Post all cheques received daily and allocate in Sun system.
  • Hold an exit interview with corporate client organizer and verify authenticity of their bill and ensure client leave with their bill. Bills should be entered in a delivery book and signed for while issuing.
  • Close all accounts receivable and generate statements on or before 5th of every month.
  • Distribute invoices and have sign-off through the delivery book.
  • Prepare and distribute invoices of employees City Ledger accounts monthly.
  • Ensure all invoices bear Electronic Tax Register (ETR) or Electronic Signature Device (ESD) tax signature.
  • He/she maintains debtor’s records and files, copies of all valid contracts and vendor file.
  • Posts and allocates debtors payments in Sun system.
  • Ensure the Rate-Grid in Fidelio is authentic and updated.
  • Generates on spreadsheet a detail record of all ledger collections on weekly / monthly basis.
  • Generate debtors listing (Ageing analysis) on a monthly basis, using this information to assist the Head of Finance with production of monthly management accounts.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 1-3 years accounts receivable experience
  • Hospitality experience is a MUST.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards and compliance requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including the ability to operate computerized accounting and spreadsheet programs
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge in the operations of hotel uniform accounting system will be an added advantage
  • Customer service and negotiation skills

How to Apply:

If you meet the criteria set above, please send your application to info@leeandmyles.com clearly quoting “ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE OFFICER” on the email subject line.

The application deadline for is 20th April 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Accounting and Finance
Updated: March 29, 2019 — 8:56 am