Accounts Receivable Manager (Cape Town) - #305869

O'Brien Recruitment

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bergvliet, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time


Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Our client, a leading Global food retailer company nestled in the vibrant Philippi/Ottery area, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Accounts Receivable Manager to join their team.

As the Accounts Receivable Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the financial health of our esteemed client's operations. Your responsibilities will include managing a team, ensuring accurate and timely processing of receivables, and maintaining excellent relationships with customers.

Role Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Credit Management:

    • Handle all membership and credit applications, including assessments and management of credit limits.
    • Ensure maintenance of adequate securities and liaise with retailers regarding account status and queries.
    • Conduct analysis and review of retailers' financial performance and cash flow.
    • Manage processes related to store ownership changes and oversee store feasibilities and debt recovery.
    • Review, manage, and report on exposure, and facilitate debt recovery processes.
  2. Leadership:

    • Lead and oversee an accounts receivable team, providing guidance and support to ensure efficient operations.
  3. Talent Management:

    • Attract, develop, and retain talent within the accounts receivable department, fostering a culture of growth and development.
  4. Compliance:

    • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and performance indicators to maintain high standards of operation.
  5. Customer Query Management:

    • Implement effective systems and processes to handle and resolve customer queries promptly and accurately.
  6. Interdepartmental Communication:

    • Promote effective communication and collaboration between departments to enhance operational efficiency.
  7. Administration Support:

    • Assist with the administration of DC-run stores, ensuring seamless coordination and support.
  8. Financial Analysis and Feasibility Studies:

    • Facilitate financing applications and conduct analysis of store feasibility studies to support decision-making processes.
  9. Litigation Management:

    • Manage all litigation matters in consultation with a panel of attorneys and other relevant departments, ensuring adherence to legal requirements.

Role Experience and Qualifications:

  • Finance-related qualifications, demonstrating a strong understanding of financial principles and practices.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in credit management within a commercial FMCG environment.
  • Proficient in Excel with advanced skills in VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, and data analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, including the National Credit Act, Companies Act, and Insolvency law.
  • Experience in handling legal matters, including liquidations and business rescue, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Strong analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in financial accounting and analysis, with the ability to interpret financial data accurately.
  • Assertive demeanor, capable of making decisions and driving results effectively.


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