Credit Officer

Job No: VP7

Job type: Bookkeeping and financial accounting

Location: Nairobi

Categories: Bookkeeping and financial accounting/Industrial products

Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and confident  individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and MUST be based in Mombasa to fill in the following position:


Job Summary

Reporting to the Credit Controller, the overall purpose of this role is to collect debts and carry out periodic reconciliations of debtor accounts to ensure timely debt collection in line with the company’s credit policy

Main Responsibilities of Job

  • Prepare and dispatch monthly statements of accounts to clients to ensure clients are up to date with their debt status;
  • Monitor credit limits for corporate clients and interim bills for insurance companies to ensure timely action on accounts that exceed the credit limits and timely settlement of bills;
  • Collect debts from clients in line with set targets;
  • Schedule and attend meetings with clients in line with the requirement;
  • Prepare periodic reports in line with requirements;
  • Receive and submit remittances from clients to treasury and ensure payments are allocated for in the debt records;
  • Prepare dispatch and maintain a record of statement expectation letters and notice of suspicion in line with the set guidelines;
  • Attend to client queries regarding banks guarantee and contracts in liaison with corporate schemes department;
  • Conduct monthly reconciliations on clients account portfolios to ensure accurately and up to date records;
  • Respond to internal and external audit queries in line with requirements;
  • Prepare periodic write off schedules for approval by management;
  • Prepare and dispatch client invoices in line with the requirement; and
  • Identify and communicate clients that deserve rewards to the marketing team for the necessary action

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or other business-related fields from a recognized institution;
  • Partial accounting qualification i.e. CPA Part II or ACCA 2; and
  • Minimum of three (3) years in credit management/credit control.
  • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Must be a team player who can work cordially in teams;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to multitask;
  • Must demonstrate commitment to operational effectiveness;
  • Should have the ability to solve problems by applying relevant business knowledge;
  • Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area;

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to by Tuesday, 7th September 2021 stating the subject heading “CREDIT OFFICER” clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications for this position are now closed