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Fresher Accountant/Collections Specialist Jobs – SGS

Organisation: SGS
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
SGS is the world’s
leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are
recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than
90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 offices and
laboratories around the world.
Job Summary: The
Accountant/Collections Specialist will be part of the in-country finance team
responsible for contacting the clients (via phone, e-mail or fax) and collect
outstanding payments. In addition, you will work closely with the O2C
Accountants, Finance Manager and Business Managers to handle collection of all
outstanding debt. The Collection Specialist will be responsible for
completeness, accuracy and timeliness of operations in the collection area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Weekly
and monthly revenue reporting and analysis for all divisions.
·       
Preparation
of monthly revenue and cash projections.
·       
Assist
in preparation of monthly reports and accompanying schedules, including budget
vs. actual variance reports and supporting narratives, including follow-up and
documentation of significant variances identified.
·       
Preparation
of monthly returns to the ministry for all relevant divisions.
·       
Preparation
of monthly bank reconciliations for review by the financial manager including
follow up of long outstanding reconciling items identified.
·       
Monitoring
collections from customers on a weekly basis including follow up of long
outstanding/overdue balances. Preparation of recurrent journal entries for
review by the financial manager.
·       
Contacting
customers to collect money based on ageing focused on selected accounts. This
includes visiting clients to discuss and obtain payments.
·       
Maintain
customer contact notes and other relevant activity.
·       
Maintain
accurate records for customer payment status.
·       
Customer
account reconciliations.
·       
Give
feedback to AR team on bad debts and debt write-offs.
·       
Provide
feedback to AR team on payments allocation.
·       
Close
cooperation with AR team in any other customer related topic
·       
Close
cooperation with Credit Management teams on credit limits management.
·       
Work
with all stakeholders (Operations, Sales, Local Finance, Finance Cluster,
Customer Service, etc.) to resolve issues. Escalate issues and disputes as
appropriate.
·       
Ensure
compliance with SGS policies and procedures.
·       
Support
maintenance and updating of process documentation.
·       
Advise
on legal proceedings
·       
At all
times, comply with SGS Operational Integrity rules, Code of Integrity and
Professional Conduct.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal
applicant for the SGS Accountant/Collections Specialist job placement must hold
a Degree in commerce/ accounting or business related course.
·       
Professional
qualification of CPA.
·       
A
minimum of two years working experience in a similar role in a busy
organisation.
·       
Previous
experience in working with Oracle system.
·       
Thorough
understanding of International Accounting Standards, International Financial
Reporting Standards as well as working knowledge of local tax laws and
regulations.
·       
Knowledge
of accounting software and other computer applications e.g MS Word , MS Excel
etc.
·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills, ability to talk and create empathy with
the Customer situation, be tactful and diplomatic.
·       
Confident,
outgoing, persistent, assertive in challenging, stressful and potentially
confrontational situations. Analytical and problem-solving skills
·       
Ability
to adapt quickly and demonstrate flexibility
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to send a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates to applications
to:
The Human Resource
Manager, SGS Uganda via hr.uganda@sgs.com Indicate the position you are applying
for. Kindly include your current and expected salary plus daytime contacts.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th April 2020 by 4:00om
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