28 Nov 2019

Credit Officer at The Guardian Limited

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OVERVIEW
The Guardian Limited (TGL), widely acclaimed as the Home of Great Newspapers, is part of the IPP Group of Companies – one of Tanzania’s leading private sector entities with dignified presence in the print media as well as television and radio broadcasting.
TGL currently publishes two upmarket daily newspapers – The Guardian (in English) and Nipashe (in Kiswahili). 
In our ongoing endeavour to ensure that, we have a team of highly qualified, diligent and motivated professionals in our various departments and units, we are looking for suitable people to fill the following vacancy below: 

Job Title: CREDIT OFFICER
Responsibilities:
• Collection of outstanding payments in respect of advertisements
• Issuance of credit notes and control of credit
• Reconciliation of customers’ accounts
• Leading freelancers in making follow-ups on uncollected debts
• Ensuring that the debt status is as accurate and current as possible
• Developing reports on aged debt accounts and outstanding day sales
• To identify delinquent debts and take necessary action to recover the debts
• Offering customers quality services in a prompt manner
• Ensuring timely transfer of credit made to, and payments made by, customers
• Reviewing collection queue to perform collection activities accordingly
• Adhering to customer credit policies and procedures
• Closing outstanding amounts in monthly collection accounts to meet set targets
• Contacting debtors and implementing repayment schedules and terms
• Assisting in efforts to take legal action against debtors, including by providing necessary information
• Maintaining security and confidentiality of Company and customer information
• Ensuring compliance with the law during the collection of debts



Skills:
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills .
• Ability to positively and meaningfully connect with clients and encourage them to make timely payments of debts owed
• Time management skills, particularly as relates to dealing with calls to – and by – Clients
• Experience in meeting retention and sales negotiation goals
• Basic computer software skills and ability to work within relevant data spreadsheets
• Ability to work diligently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
• Attention to detail and ability to reason and think quickly during negotiations

Qualifications:
• Degree in Finance/Accounts/Credit Management .
• Three years working experience in Debt Collection and Credit Control

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How to Apply

Interested candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria should send their applications, complete with detailed CVs, addressed to: HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT THE GUARDIAN LIMITED P. O. BOX 31042 DAR ES SALAAM.

Alternatively, deliver the documents at The Guardian Limited offices in Mikocheni Light Industrial Area --- opposite ITV studios or send the application via Email:to [email protected] Deadline: 13 December, 2019 Please, note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






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