Assistant Accountant - Credit Control

PZ Cussons

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

We are PZ Cussons. Our purpose is For everyone, for life, for good .

Sustainability and the wellbeing of people, families and communities everywhere are at the heart of everything that we do.
Since our founding in 1884, we have been creating products to delight, care for and nourish consumers. Across our core categories of Hygiene, Baby and Beauty, our trusted and well-loved brands include Carex, Cussons Baby, Sanctuary Spa and St. Tropez.

Account Receivable management

Ensure internal controls around accounts receivable are complied with Ensure that customer credit is managed as per company policy and Budgeted debtors days are achieved through timely collection of overdue accounts Liaise with customers to ensure good customer relationship is maintained Ensure that customer credit limits are strictly managed as per company policy Ensure an exemption report of accounts with exceeded limits is generated monthly and circulated to HOF, MD and Heads of Sales Ensure that exemption reports on customers with overdue accounts are generated and circulated to members of the management team on a weekly basis i.e. on Mondays after week end close Ensure customer statement are generated and circulated on a monthly basis for onward distribution to customers by the 2 day after month end close Ensure that customer accounts aging analysis is generated, reviewed and red flag raised on customers with overdue accounts Ensure that the debtors aging report is accurate through timely and accurate allocation of payments against invoices in SAP Ensure that the AR ledger agrees with the GL control accounts (A/C 026000, 026002 & 042100) by 9th day after month end close Maintenance of the provisions and accruals accounts and ensuring that sundry debtors accounts is properly reconciled on a monthly basis Resolving customers queries on a timely basis Performing any other work as may be allocated from time to time

Commercial Finance Roles

Maintenance and management of core trade, accruals and settlement in SAP (customer agreement management in SAP) Management of Customer JPF fund and ensuring no cost overruns against set budget Customer activations management and settlement Ensure customers issue TIMS compliant invoices for promo and rebate payments. Manage the AR/AP interface in SAP for promo/Rebate invoices posting Pre and post promo analysis ensuring only projects with ROI that are in line with business expectations are implemented Tradex management including monthly analysis and advising management on areas where spend can be optimized for better ROI

Experience and Background

Proficient knowledge in the following areas are required:

Working Knowledge of fully integrated ERP systems preferably SAP and SAP BI A graduate preferably in B.Com (Accounting option) and a CPK,CIMA certification Minimum of 2 years in similar role preferably in a Multinational FMCG Company


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

Demonstrate that he/she has the BEST VALUES Strong sense of urgency and achievement Strong commercial awareness and understanding of business issues Financial knowledge and understanding of P&L management Leadership and Excellent interpersonal skills capable of building both formal and informal Networks Effective team player and Networker Strong Analytical and problem solving skills Attention to detail and high level of accuracy Ability to meet tight deadline and work under pressure A person of high integrity, honest and trustworthy

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