National Credit Manager (FMCG)

Accounting and Finance

Job Location


Job Type

Full Time


Bachelor's Degree

Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

Our client is seeking a seasoned National Credit Manager who understands the complexities and stress operating in a highly demanding environment. Essential that you will have gained extensive experience in the FMCG sector and have operated in a shared services centre business unit.  You will be tasked to manage a large team of Accounts Receivable Clerks and Administrators and to manage the full accounts receivable function to achieve financial targets set. 
• 5 years’ experience (Operational Execution, Management of Accounts Receivable/ Credit Control Department)
• Min 5 years’ experience in engagement with multiple stakeholders in the business 
• Diploma in Credit Management (3 years) or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (B.Com 3 years)
• Experience within the FMCG sector
• Experience building robust business processes
• Advanced Excel

Job Duties

Key Result Areas:
• Manage the end-to-end Accounts Receivable function
• Manage and effectively coordinate the processing of payments/collections and review of reconciliations.
• Continuous review and identification of gaps and opportunities for AR process optimisation
• Track and monitor the performance of AR processes against KPIs and implement corrective actions where necessary
• Ensure accurate application of the National Credit Act
• Monitor and review any special payment arrangements with customers
• Manage Credit Checks and New Account Openings in a way that minimises financial risk to the organisation
• Effectively resolve customer disputes in relation to payments owed
• Actively participate in operational planning and budgeting processes
• Drive continuous improvement through streamlining and optimising relevant operational practices, processes and systems
• Ensure adherence to operational and financial frameworks of practices, processes, standards and controls
• Control cost and take the necessary action to mitigate any financial risks or non-compliance

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