Overview

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

MODE OF APPLICATION:

  • 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 vacancy@quardian.co.tz
  • Please, note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.