Volvo Group South Africa has a vacancy for Debtors Controller

Job Summary

Volvo Group South Africa is looking for a Debtors Controller.

Location: Middelburg, ZA, 1050

Reporting:  This position will report to the Credit Manager.  

Position Type:  Professional

Transport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The main purpose of the job is: To effectively control, update and report on all debtor accounts, including warranties and other income within Volvo Group South Africa.  

Timely updating, reporting and feedback of credit function, ensuring that it complies with all set parameters and standards that fully support the business objectives. Your main task is to work in a flexible and proactive way with credit management to secure customer payments.

You will have both an operative role as well as be a part of developing our strategy to develop business.
You will have the responsibility to do daily and monthly credit management tasks this could also include credit checks, customer registration, reporting AR-days and overdue and prepare and present material to the Volvo Trucks Credit Committee.

Job Objectives

  • To ensure that outstanding debts are collected and payments allocated within set payment terms.
  • To communicate with internal stakeholders, incl. dealerships, sales staff to ensure that all are kept up to date with outstanding debts.
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  • To communicate with external customers to advise and/or inquire and obtain commitment regarding debts/overdues.
  • To identify any risk factors, and ensure that the relevant stakeholders are made aware thereof, and corrective actions taken to mitigate against risks to the business.

  • To handle all inquiries and ensure full inquiry resolution within set time parameters.
  • To ensure that reconciliations of debtors are completed on a continuous basis and in full compliance with set standards of quality.
  • To compile age analyses at regular intevals and ensure continuous updates.

  • To process credit applications on the basis of relevant credit reports and other supporting information.
  • To ensure that all work is done according to IFRS standards.
  • To provide reconciliations and information required as part of the Audit process.
  • To ensure that sundry credit notes and invoices are processed timeously.

  • To ensure that master accounts are updated with debtors information.
  • Weekly and monthly reporting to stakeholders. Follow-up and analysis of overdue receivables and account receivables, including early warnings
  • Ad hoc issues relating to the above.

As a successful Debtor Controller you will:

  • Perform current work.
  • Develop the work.
  • Develop yourself.
  • Develop the team.
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Eduation and Experience

  • National Diploma in Accounting (essential).
  • BComm Accounting (desirable).
  • Previous experience in the Finance / Business Control area and specifically in the credit management area.
  • Good understanding of AB Volvo’s financial policies & reporting processes is desired.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office & especially Excel.
  • Good knowledge of AB Volvo’s financial reporting systems, i.e. Essbase & SAP R/3 is desired.
  • Minimum 5 years of Credit accounting experience or relevant practial experience.
  • Proven experience in a finance role in a similar sized organisation would be preferable.

What’s in it for you?

We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusiveness to make us a stronger and better organization. The motivation and passion to support our customers set us apart from others that want to be like us.

Our company culture is how we interact with each other, with our customers and society as a whole. It is the foundation on which everything else is built. We embrace new ideas and constantly challenge the status quo – innovation is driven by a willingness to change to stay ahead and find smart ways to create new solutions.

The role may require rotation of work tasks to keep us updated. Participate and drive new technology as an important role with automation and artificial intelligence is our future.

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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