Express Shipping & Logistics (EA) Ltd – Credit Controller.

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We have an excellent and exciting opportunity in Finance Department for a Credit Controller, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. We seek to give the opportunity to a candidate who ideally holds a professional qualification in Finance/Accounting or its Equivalent. The Incumbent Must Possess at least 4 years’ progressive experience in credit control and debt collection.

Duties & responsibilities:

1. Profitability & Growth

  • Identify & mitigate all company bad debts and aligning with group policies on collection and provisions.
  • Ensure timely recoverability of trade & other receivables with an objective of ensuring no projections for bad debts.
  • Identify & mitigate all own risk limits while ensuring customer accounts are covered and insurance or sales payment terms are adopted.


2. Sound Financial Corporate Governance

  • Credit risk management.
  • Stakeholder mapping & management through liaising with customers, commercial team.
  • Adherence to professional conduct.
  • Liaising with commercial team to set up and seek approval on credit limits to the management.
  • Closing on all reconciliations that could inhibit collections of debts.


3. Sound Credit Policies

  • Implement relevant policies.
  • Review of relevant policies.
  • Sensitization of team members on areas that affect them.


4. Automation of all Credit Processes

  • Automation of processes.
  • Review of system utilization & recommendations.


5. Reporting

  • Daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.
  • Annual credit performance and analysis.
  • Report any payment issues to management or the appropriate team on a regular basis and credit report every month on the same.


6. Budget Formulation, Execution and Monitoring

  • Be involved in annual budget formulation of the company on matters credit.
  • Monitor all credit limits and debtors on a regular basis.
  • Prepare periodic variance analysis and provide explanations on the variance.


7. Financial Audit Management by Internal and External Auditors

  • Coordinate with internal & external auditors and provide debtors balances confirmations every end of the financial year.
  • Implementation of audit management reports.


8. Sound Debt Management System

  • Adhere to set financial contractual agreements & policies.
  • Negotiate payment plans with customers and adhere to the set financial contractual agreements and policies accordingly.
  • Credit application and appraisals.
  • Monitoring of debtor’s days.
  • Ensure the customer database is always updated in the ERP.
  • Look for ways to improve debt collection processes without compromise to customer retention.


9. Company Compliance Management

  • Statutory requirements.
  • QMS Standards.
  • Labor laws.
  • Financial and Tax laws.


10. Company Assets Management

  • Monitoring & maintaining trade & other receivables.
  • Conduct verification & circularization of trade & other receivables.


11. Any other duty assigned by management.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • 100% profitability and growth.
  • 100% sound financial corporate governance.
  • 100 % Budgeting and Budgetary Control.
  • 100% Automation of Financial Systems.
  • 100% Debt collection Reporting.
  • 100 % Debt Management.

Key Competencies and Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • A Master’s Degree in Finance or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • CPA (K) or ACCA certification.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Fluency in English, able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Competence & Skills:

  • Team player & self motivated.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Honest, reliable & of high integrity.
  • Attentive to detail and strong decision making.
  • Negotiation and problem-solving ability.
  • Knowledge on ERP systems.
  • Computer proficient in Ms. Word & excel.
  • Strong financial, accounting and debt management skills.
  • Knowledge of debt recovery procedures including legal procedures related to debt collection.
  • Strong reporting skills.

All interested persons to submit, through email, their applications, CV, academic certificates, training certificates and testimonials to career@esl-eastafrica.com, to the attention of Human Resources.  This advert runs for 14 days effective 23rd Nov 2022 to 6th December 2022. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.




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