Head Of Accounts Receivable Accounting in Lagos, Nigeria

at Jumia

Retail / Wholesales
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Introduction to the Role

As Head of Accounts Receivable Accounting you work directly with the CFO and the Head of the Accounting department. The Head of Accounts Receivable Accounting works to ensure that we are optimizing client and third party logistics collections and maintaining accurate balances of customer accounts.

The position of Head of Accounts Receivable Accountant entails:

Overseeing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the AR department. Managing third party logistics and customer accounts receivable balances and payments, resolve outstanding balances

Supervising a team of Cashiers and Accounts Receivable Accountants

Identifying, correcting and communicating payment posting errors

Researching and recommending accounts for bad debt write off

Overseeing the month-end and year-end close process. Ensuring that the close is performed accurately in accordance with documented policies and with strict adherence to deadlines

Performing thorough review of staff work to ensure accuracy of billings, collections and accounting data

Supervising the Cash Collections team to assist in the accurate application of payments received, the reversal/reapplication of cash as needed in the billing adjustment process

Maintaining an accurate and clean aging report, ensuring that invoicing and credits have been processed and applied in a timely manne

Ensuring compliance with internal controls and accounting policies applicable to accounts receivable billing and collections functions

Assisting with the automation & streamlining of existing accounting procedures with the goal of implementing “best practices”.  Suggest improvements to current processes.

Designing and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to efficiently and effectively accomplish the departments day to day tasks, as well as its broader goals and objectives

Training, managing and mentoring staff to promote internal growth and employee retention

Performing miscellaneous ad-hoc research and reporting and other duties as assigned

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