Senior Account Receivables Accountant – Egypt

Middle East & Africa

August 1, 2022

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Job Title: Senior Account Receivables Accountant

Reporting to: Head of Credit Control MEA

Department: Finance

Location (primary): Cairo, Egypt


Job Purpose

The primary function of a Sr. AR Accountant is coordinating the debts of existing customers and deciding whether to allow credit to a customer – ultimately managing all money borrowed or owed to the business.

The Sr. AR Accountant will handle the collection of finances and the resolution of account queries, raising sales invoices and issuing credit notes.

It is also the responsibility of a Sr. AR Accountant to manage debt recovery, which if a customer has paid late or missed payments could involve stopping the supply of services or undertaking legal action, at worst dealing with bankrupt businesses to negotiate recovery of funds.

It is vital that a Sr. Account Receivables builds and maintains close links with all customers, to ensure smooth running of accounts and encourage timely recovery of payments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Generate the statement of account and send it to customers on time as per contract terms
  • Prepare VAT invoice each month and send it to clients
  • Solving of invoice queries/disputes efficiently and in line with customer expectations
  • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
  • Undertake account reconciliations as required
  • Timely and effective collection of all debts and customers payments
  • Negotiating re-payment plans to bring payment within the agreed terms
  • Maintain contact with customers to ensure invoices are clear for payment
  • Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity and ensure the Credit Control Manager is informed of any account issues
  • Posting and allocating daily receipts to operation system to update accounts on system
  • Weekly updates and remarks on ageing report to show each account updated status, and to sales team weekly meeting
  • Prepare frequently and as requested report concerning collections, expected receipts and disputed cases
  • Monitoring of high risk, pre-payment clients and credit limits
  • Managing and developing relationships with the sales teams so the highest level of customer service is provided to all clients and any problems are dealt with effectively and efficiently
  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested


Level of Financial Responsibility

  • Manage a ledger of up to EUR 2,000,000


Key Measures

  • Meet or exceed all agreed cash collection targets on a weekly & monthly basis
  • All agents on your ledger will be contacted regularly where they have an overdue balance
  • Monitor high risk accounts and reduce company potential exposure to bad debt


Essential Qualifications & Knowledge

  • Able to demonstrate solid experience of working in a credit control department
  • Familiar with accounts procedures, client ledgers, disbursements and office accounts
  • Ability to recognise potential risks that should be escalated
  • Strong Excel Skills


Essential Experience, Skills and Behavioural Requirements

  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy with excellent attention to detail
  • A team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn
  • Outgoing and confident personality who is able to operate at all levels
  • A self-starter who is pro-active and can set and achieve goals
  • Strong organisational & time management skills
  • Driven, focused and determined
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent negotiating skills & communication skills both written & verbal


Download:  Job Description – Senior Account Receivables Accountant – Egypt

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