Credit Control Associate

Key responsibilities:

Perform monthly reconciliations for all debtor balances between the Line of Business systems and ERP.
Prepare an aging analysis as part of the credit control report to intermediaries.
Collect all outstanding debt from intermediaries and/or customers within the credit control policy.
Circulate debtor statements to intermediaries and engage with the Sales team on collection pipelines.
Prepare demand letters for issuance to intermediaries and/or clients
Perform regular visits to intermediaries and clients for statement reconciliation and collection of outstanding premiums.
Allocate all premiums received within 2 days from date of receipt.
Advise underwriters to debit or intermediaries to share allocation schedules and engage with cashiers for prompt receipting.
Generate accurate intermediary statements. Analyze and reconcile all intermediary statements and circulate on a monthly basis to all stakeholders to facilitate collection.
Ensure prompt and accurate payment of commissions to intermediaries.
Create and post commission payment vouchers in Line of Business systems and allocate to the respective intermediary statements.
Ensure timely resolution of all intermediary queries. Manage an issues tracker, updated daily with all issues raised.
Timely processing and payment of premium refunds, Risk management fees, Loyalty, and incentives to Fas/IFAs and Sales Team

Key Performance Measures

As described in your Personal scorecard
Knowledge, experience, and qualifications required

Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
CPA(K) or other similarly recognized accounting profession qualification
2-3 years of accounting experience in a similar role
Knowledge of ERP AP system and/or experience in using Oracle Financials would be an advantage
Strong computer and business solutions software skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Analytical skills

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies)

Emerging Leaders in Britam need to:
Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimize output and profitability against time, cost and team targets;
Effectively communicate strategic and operational departmental goals and objectives to peers and others in order to ensure proper implementation;
Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated;
Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate;
Embody a high performance, proactive culture;
Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimize operational effectiveness;
Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making;
Effectively set and monitor priorities and objectives for more junior staff;
Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organizational impact;
Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context, towards subordinates as well as management;
Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering;
Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness;
Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels;
Ensure a seamless experience for clients;
Improve service delivery for clients;
Engage in continuous brand building to become the trusted partners to clients.
Emerging Leaders Competency Descriptions.

Presenting and Communicating Information – Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly; presents effectively; response quickly to others ‘reactions and feedback during conversations; projects credibility.
Working with People – Shows respect for the views and contributions of team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and pro-acitvely shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
Adhering to Principles and Values – Upholds and encourages ethical behavior and departmental values; demonstrates integrity; encourages individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organizational values during every day interactions.
Analyzing – Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, breaking them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system / process / problem.
Planning and Organizing – Adheres to and monitors clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations – Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets and models high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.
Deciding and Initiating Action – Takes responsibility for own, as well as subordinates’ actions and projects; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity; introduces improvements into work processes; handles problems with minimal guidance.
Leading and Supervising – Provides subordinates with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; provides subordinates with the relevant coaching; creates a positive climate that fosters learning and development; identifies high potential talent; sets and articulates the departmental vision and values through own personal behavior; sets appropriate standards of behavior.
Formulating Strategies and Concepts – Works strategically to realize personal goals; understands and effectively communicates the departmental strategy; translates the departmental strategy and vision into operational responsibilities; takes into consideration departmental strategy during all tasks; takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to current role.
Applying Expertise and Technology – Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
Following Instructions and Procedures – Challenges authority only when appropriate; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates a commitment to the organization; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.
Adapting and Responding to change – Adapts to changing circumstances; tolerates ambiguity; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows an interest in new experiences.

Technical/ Functional competencies

Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements
Knowledge of insurance products
Sales and marketing management skills


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About Britam

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. Our Mission is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers. Our Vision is to be the most trusted financial service partner. We aim to provide our clients, with an unmatched offering, ensuring first class solutions that help secure the future.