Accounts Receivable Manager: G4S Deposita South Africa Samrand Market related

Accounts Receivable Manager: G4S Deposita South Africa

Location: Samrand |
Salary: Market related |
Posted: 17 Sep 2020 |
Closes: 17 Oct 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: South Africa - Cash Solutions |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/TP/417748/197762

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

Accounts Receivable Manager

G4S Deposita (SA), a leading provider of integrated cash management solutions, has a vacancy for a  AR Manager, based at our offices in Samrand.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role is responsible for managing, leading and coordinating all activities relating to the Accounts Receivable Section.

The successful incumbent is a self-starter with a proven track record in maintaining company policy, adopting best practices, and is able to exercise sound judgement in the pursuit of the achievement of the goals of the organisation, and understanding the role which AR plays within a successful business unit. The incumbent will be expected to be results driven and to live the values of the organisation.

Role Responsibility:

Oversee and manage the national AR function in relation to monthly collection targets, provision and DSO

  • Review National revenue
  • Compile monthly collection targets for each region
  • Ensure compliance to financial policies and procedures as documented
  • Obtain month end ageing report and review performance
  • Determine legal ageing report
  • Calculate monthly bad debt Provision
  • Calculate monthly bad debt Risk
  • Ensure  compliance to financial policies and procedures as documented
  • Compile monthly DSO report according to approved standards and processes
  • Perform monthly debtor control account recon
  • Obtain the Notes to Balance Sheet
  • Obtain P & L statement
  • Provide constructive feedback to regions on a monthly basis (results and recommendations on what to focus on during the next month)
  • Analyze collections for the month
  • Provide feedback on collection performance
  • Ensure billing/receipting of National accounts are done accurately on a monthly basis by National AR clerk
  • Remove legal accounts from regional ageing
  • Add legal accounts to Head Office ageing
  • Keep manual record of movement of debt
  • Compile a consolidated Legal ageing report
  • Resolve problems/queries via e-mails, meetings or telephonically  that cannot be resolved by AR clerks
  • Address concerns at Trade Review meetings and follow-up accordingly.
  • Assist with BPC Debtors/Revenue reporting
  • Review unallocated receipts

Develop and update policies and procedures

  • Review policies and procedures and update according to the latest best practices
  • Ensure compliance with standards in accounting and reporting
  • Liaise with relevant role players for approval on changes w.r.t. policies
  • Implement policy/procedures  after approval was obtained

Compile reports

  • Report daily on collections by providing a collection report
  • Report monthly on cash flow
  • Obtain each region’s revenue per customer
  • Analyze the revenue and compile a monthly revenue analysis in compliance  to financial policies and procedures as documented
  • Identify monthly Top customers and distribute information to relevant stakeholders timeously in compliance to financial policies and procedures as documented
  • Obtain clear, correct and complete information and evaluate according to standards
  • Ensure correct analysis and accurate compiling of collections reports.
  • Distribute reports to relevant stakeholders
  • Review current systems reports and ensure continuous improvement

Staff management and development

  • Effective management of staff, in relation to specific job requirements and meeting of deadlines
  • Regular goal review completed to assess achievement of results
  • Support, coaching and mentoring is continuously provided to ensure that objectives are met
  • Completed development plans for each employee
  • Appropriate allocation of resources to meet operational demands
  • Ensure that events/activities taking place in team are effectively communicated within team and to other teams requiring the information
  • Ensure adequate succession plan to meet ongoing and anticipated business requirements  

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Relevant Diploma or degree in Accounting
  • Relevant  experience in  Accounts receivable / Collections (5 year experience would be deemed appropriate)

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge of accounting processes and principles
  • Knowledge of  accounting software
  • Understanding of the organizational environment
  • Understanding the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Customer services principles
  • Leading people
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Working with complexity (problem solving)
  • Managing  professionally (Supporting and working with others) (Including People management skills)
  • Delivering strategy
  • Delivering performance
  • MS Office skills
  • Customer Thinking
  • Collaboration and cooperation
  • Driving change
  • Awareness of the market environment

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but SA citizens or those with a valid SA work permit, will have a distinct advantage.

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered

a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and more than 620, 000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

G4S operates in over 26 countries in Africa and employs over 120 000 people on the continent.

At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. Our employees are the public face of G4S and we recognise and respect the value they add to the business by delivering excellent service day after day.

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:


  •          Safety First - We prioritise safety management to protect the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and those around us.
  •          Performance - We seek to improve performance year-on-year to create long-term sustainability.
  •          Integrity - We can always be trusted to do the right thing.
  •          Best People - We employ the best people, develop their competence, provide opportunity and inspire them to live our values.
  •          Teamwork and Collaboration - We collaborate for the benefit of our customers and G4S.
  •          Expertise - We develop and demonstrate our expertise through our innovative approach to creating and delivering the right solutions.
  •          Customer Focus - We have close, open relationships with our customers which generate trust and we work in partnership for the mutual benefit of our organisations.


One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values. G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment. 
At G4S South Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organisation.

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