Receivable Senior Accountant

at Shemu PLC
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 9, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Company Profile

Shemu Group is a conglomerate company composed of Shemu PLC, Asveza Ethiopia Retailing Share Company other functional private limited companies with a fast growth track record. The Companies in the group engaged in manufacturing (liquid soap, bar soap, Edible oil and shortening products), retail service providing, printing, trading and engineering. Based on this, our sister Company, Shemu Management Consultants PLC want to hire competent, energetic, enthusiastic and capable applicants for the post we have.

The Receivable Senior Accountant Reports to: Finance Manager

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Manages incoming payments, properly tracking them into the system to maintain accurate bookkeeping records;
  • Filing of customer invoices, sales contracts and credit notes;
  • Maintain bookkeeping databases and spreadsheets, updating information as needed;
  • Communicate with previous clients and customers to request payment and arrange payment plans;
  • Collect payment from customers and accurately record it into the system;
  •  Update client accounts based on payment or contact information;
  •  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;
  • Ensure customer queries/disputes are resolved in good time to facilitate collection of outstanding debt;
  • Daily matching of customer receipts with remittance advice and updating the allocation in the customer account;
  • Receive process and file withholding VAT certificates from customers and reconcile to Tax ledger;
  • Process all manual invoices into the system and ensure they are properly filed;
  • Recommend legal action for delinquent customers;
  • 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.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience

  • BA degree  in Accounting, Management  from a recognized university;
  • Five (5) 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.

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who fulfill the stated requirements can submit their application letter, CV, and relevant credentials with non-returnable photocopies in person  at Shemu Group Corporate Office located around Kaliti Total, in front of Kaliti Metals  Factory -  to be delivered at Shemu Group Corporate Office 2nd floor; or send an email in a single pdf file attachment stating “Application for the post to which you are applying for” in the subject line through email:

Applicants who do not follow the application instruction will NOT be considered.

Shemu Management Consultants PLC

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