Full time Offered Salary : R35,000.00 / Monthly

Credit Controller – Clearing and Forwarding(JHB)

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Job Description




  • Grade 12 (Matric).
  • Relevant Diploma or degree would be advantageous.
  • Sound knowledge of SAP FI and good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in the transport and logistics industry.
  • 8 years’ experience in Credit Control.
  • Ability to deal with complex Customers.
  • Proven track record in managing a debtors book of 100million and plus minus 150 accounts.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret information.
  • Ability to business partner and present confidently at different levels of the organization (communication skills).
  • Create a positive experience of the company and department through the professional engagement with both internal and external contacts in a courteous manner.
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written).


  • Responsible for the local accounts receivables activities, with a focus on credit & management for selected critical Customer.
  • Act as the local contact for the local business (e.g. Sales), as well as for the Accounting Shared Service Center regarding the clarification of local accounts receivables related queries.
  • Facilitate the seamless engagement and processing of new clients through the timeous opening of new accounts whilst ensuring that accounts are credit worthy and that trade is happening according to agreed terms
  • Ensure that all allocated accounts are well controlled and that all monies due and payable to the company in respect of services provided are collected in accordance with the achievement of customer collection targets.
  • Process client / customer receipts and ensure timeous and accurate allocation of client payments as per remittance advices to enhance financial reporting and interface with clients.
  • Ensure that any delinquent accounts are reported to AR Manager immediately and assist with the preparation of all relevant account documentation.
  • Act as point of control of data and information ensuring the appropriate maintenance of records and master data.
  • Review and prepare on a monthly basis accounts receivable aging to help determine the financial health of clients in order to limit credit risk exposure.
  • Actively engage all stakeholders (internal and the client) and resolve payment related queries in order to prevent the breakdown of client relationships.
  • Conduct collections management on the basis of open item lists (reminder calls, prepare claims, coordinate activities with operational department) for defined critical customers.
  • Query handling.
  • Support clarification of material open items on interim and offsetting accounts.
  • Coordinate responses to requests on AR transactions with operational departments.
  • Support decisions on clearing debit-sided open items if materiality threshold is exceeded.
  • Regular meetings with the Accounts Receivable Senior Specialist to discuss on operative accounts receivables topics (e.g. critical customer payment issues) and interface topics with the SSC.
  • Collaborate and interact with employees from all processes in the Shared Service Centers.
  • Responsible to manage the interface between the local business (e.g. Sales) for accounts receivables related topics and the Shared Service Center.
  • Monthly DSO and overdue reports to the CFO.