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Debtors Accountant

Published on 21.02.2023


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Position : Debtors Accountant

Job Description

The job entails full responsibility for the full billing and debtors’ function, as well as the collection of the company’s debtors

Primary Responsibilities for the Role

  •  Complete Debtors reconciliations and following up on weekly/monthly payments
  • Prepare monthly reports, including Debtors age analysis
  • Create and distribute invoices and credit notes to clients timeously
  •  Arrange payment terms with customers
  • Prepare for and assist with the company’s annual audit
  • Responsible for the full Debtors function
  • Improve processing efficiencies, drive system improvements and automation
  •  Ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Keep record of the accounts of the business’ clients
  • Provide weekly status updates to management
  • Liaise with customers regarding billing requirements and outstanding invoices
  •  Improve collection totals and receivables
  • Managing on hold accounts
  •  Negotiate with Debtors to achieve agreed payment terms on arrears accounts
Required profile for job ad : Debtors Accountant

Education & Qualification

  •     Matric
  •      National Diploma in Accounting
  •      Knowledge of SAGE X3 or similar accounting packages
  •     4 to 6 years’ experience in accounts receivable
  •      A detailed knowledge of accounting procedures, computerized accounting principles of internal control, and VAT is essential
  •     Demonstrated ability to maintain effective communication between departments, different staff levels and different countries
  •     High proficiency in Microsoft Office, excel
  •     High level of numeric skills

Relevant Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  •      Excellent communication: good interpersonal and communication skills and able to communicate clearly.
  •       Excellent administrative skills: Be able to work with a high level of accuracy.
  •       Be able to work under pressure: Deadlines are very tight, accurate reporting is a must.
  •       Customer focus: Respond and deal effectively with customers.
  •       Teamwork: Must be able to work as part of a team. Must be able to work reliably and responsibly with internal and external colleagues.

 Results driven

  • Self-driven
  •  Assertive nature
  •  Logical thinker
  •  High levels of initiative
  •  Work independently, with a high degree of responsibility
  •   Must be able to handle large accounts, be hardworking, reliable and have excellent organisational skills.

Driving Value

  •  Actively seeking and implementing opportunities to maximize value in any aspect of the business.
  • ·Setting a culture of continuously striving for better performance
  •  Challenging the current state in order to seek real improvements

Leading People

  •  Motivating and developing people to deliver superior results in a responsible manner
  •  Building and maintaining effective culture
  •  Creating a climate in which individuals and teams develop their potential and contribute their best
  •  Managing accountabilities and providing timely and constructive feedback
  •  Coaching and providing development opportunities that enable high performance

Leading Self

  • Taking responsibility and accountability for own behaviour, performance and development
  • Taking ownership for own performance and decisions and their impact on the business
  •  Demonstrating tenacity and resilience even when faced with obstacles
  • Seeking opportunities for personal feedback, learning and development
  •   Acting decisively when tough or quick action is required
Job criteria for job ad : Debtors Accountant
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Temporary work, recruitment
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Eastern Cape - Free State - Gauteng - KwaZulu-Natal - Limpopo - Mpumalanga - North West - Northern Cape - Western Cape
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
internal control
Number of Position(s) : 1
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