Accountant – Accounts Receivable

at An International Company Providing Industry-Leading Construction Machineries, Mining Equipment and Power Solutions
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 17, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Outline  

  • Assist in credit control function


Credit Management

  • Implement and ensure adherence to Group credit policies and procedures;
  • Minimize credit exposure by reviewing new and existing customer accounts to set credit limits and credit terms;
  • Prepare and circulate monthly collection targets and update Management on collections on a weekly basis;
  • Prepare and circulate monthly Aged Debtors Report by cost center;
  • Prepare and distribute Group monthly reports.

Credit operations.

  • Monitoring and releasing sales orders requiring credit control approval;
  • Ascertain credit accounts that should be suspended from trading;
  • Ensure customer queries/disputes are resolved in good time to facilitate collection of outstanding debt.
  • Regular update to Credit Control Manager on current activities and key customers’ issues;
  • Daily matching of customer receipts with remittance advices and updating the allocation in the customer account;
  • Receive, process and file withholding VAT certificates from customers and reconcile to iTax ledger.
  • Process all manual invoices into the system and ensure they are properly filed;
  • Recommend legal action for delinquent customers;
  • Monitor the performance of 3rd party debt collection agencies;
  • Circulation of customer statements & reminder letters after 60 and 90 days;
  • Regular reconciliation of customer accounts;
  • Highlight to management problem accounts and recommend appropriate action.

Processing of Staff claims

  • Receiving and posting of staff claims
  • Circulating staff accounts statements at month end and advice to Human Resource for any recoveries of staff advances.


  • Filing of customer invoices, sales contracts and credit notes;
  • Deputize the Credit Control Manager during his/her absence.


  • All user departmental heads
  • All Ethiopia BU employees
  • Ethiopia BU customers

Department: Finance

Job Requirements


  • Management, financial or business degree from a recognized university
  • Certified Credit Professional (CCP)or/ and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 3/4 years work experience in a busy Finance office handling credit control
  •  Computer literacy, experience in using computer systems, Word and Excel


  • Good understanding of financial accounting and business processes


  • Financial and analysis acumen
  • Must be a team person with a responsible approach.
  • Good IT skills with excel knowledge including using pivot tables.
  • Accurate worker giving attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with personnel at all levels.
  • Able to use initiative, knowledge and experience to look at improving processes rather than just following them.

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