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Accounts Receivable Manager (Cape Town)

O'Brien Recruitment
Bergvliet Bergvliet Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Our client, a leading Global food retailer company nestled in the vibrant Philippi/Ottery area, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Accounts Receivable Manager to join their team.
As the Accounts Receivable Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the financial health of our esteemed client's operations. Your responsibilities will include managing a team, ensuring accurate and timely processing of receivables, and maintaining excellent relationships with customers.
Role Duties and Responsibilities:

Credit Management:

Handle all membership and credit applications, including assessments and management of credit limits.
Ensure maintenance of adequate securities and liaise with retailers regarding account status and queries.
Conduct analysis and review of retailers' financial performance and cash flow.
Manage processes related to store ownership changes and oversee store feasibilities and debt recovery.
Review, manage, and report on exposure, and facilitate debt recovery processes.


Lead and oversee an accounts receivable team, providing guidance and support to ensure efficient operations.

Talent Management:

Attract, develop, and retain talent within the accounts receivable department, fostering a culture of growth and development.


Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and performance indicators to maintain high standards of operation.

Customer Query Management:

Implement effective systems and processes to handle and resolve customer queries promptly and accurately.

Interdepartmental Communication:

Promote effective communication and collaboration between departments to enhance operational efficiency.

Administration Support:

Assist with the administration of DC-run stores, ensuring seamless coordination and support.

Financial Analysis and Feasibility Studies:

Facilitate financing applications and conduct analysis of store feasibility studies to support decision-making processes.

Litigation Management:

Manage all litigation matters in consultation with a panel of attorneys and other relevant departments, ensuring adherence to legal requirements.

Role Experience and Qualifications:

Finance-related qualifications, demonstrating a strong understanding of financial principles and practices.
Minimum of 4 years of experience in credit management within a commercial FMCG environment.
Proficient in Excel with advanced skills in VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, and data analysis.
Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, including the National Credit Act, Companies Act, and Insolvency law.
Experience in handling legal matters, including liquidations and business rescue, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
Strong analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in financial accounting and analysis, with the ability to interpret financial data accurately.
Assertive demeanor, capable of making decisions and driving results effectively.

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