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Transportation Debtors Manager

Location: Bellville, Cape Town

Ref: LRF24021

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

An established, but rapidly expanding transport and logistics business based in Bellville, Cape Town is seeking to employ a Debtors Manager with Transport or Logistics experience to join their Bellville, Cape Town based team asap.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced individual to join our transportation team as a Transportation Debtors Manager. This role is crucial in managing and optimizing the accounts receivable process for our transportation operations. The Transportation Debtors Manager will be responsible for overseeing the collection of outstanding debts, maintaining accurate records, and implementing strategies to minimize delinquencies and improve cash flow.


  1. Debt Collection: Manage the collection process for transportation-related accounts receivable, including contacting customers to follow up on outstanding invoices, resolving payment discrepancies, and negotiating payment terms.
  2. Account Reconciliation: Reconcile accounts receivable balances and resolve any discrepancies or issues with billing, payments, or customer accounts. Ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded and reflected in the accounting system.
  3. Credit Management: Evaluate the creditworthiness of customers and establish appropriate credit limits and payment terms. Monitor credit risks and take proactive measures to minimize exposure to bad debts.
  4. Aging Analysis: Analyze accounts receivable aging reports to identify overdue accounts and prioritize collection efforts. Develop strategies and action plans to address aging balances and minimize the risk of bad debt.
  5. Customer Communication: Communicate effectively with customers regarding payment reminders, account statements, and payment arrangements. Build and maintain positive relationships with customers while firmly but diplomatically pursuing debt collection.
  6. Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of all collection activities, correspondence with customers, and payment arrangements. Prepare regular reports and updates on accounts receivable status, aging trends, and collection performance.
  7. Dispute Resolution: Investigate and resolve billing disputes, discrepancies, and payment issues in a timely and professional manner. Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as sales, operations, and finance teams, to address customer concerns and ensure timely resolution.
  8. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to streamline and improve the accounts receivable process, including automation of billing and payment processes, implementation of best practices, and enhancement of internal controls.


  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience (5 years) in accounts payable management, preferably within the transportation or logistics industry.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and practices, including accounts receivable, credit management, and debt collection.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems, with experience in implementing process improvements and automation solutions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to interact professionally with customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret financial data, aging reports, and credit risk assessments.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and timeliness in financial transactions and reporting.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including team management, decision-making, and project execution.

Salary – R30,000 to R40,000 basic depending on skills and experience.



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