Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group. LafargeHolcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is “To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience.”
Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.
This role is responsible for general ledger accounting and credit management for Hima Cement Limited. The function reports into the credit controller and works a lot in collaboration with the commercial/sales department, logistics and various department end-users.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Coordinate cash collection actions and strategies on all receivable accounts through frequent liaison with the sales team and direct contact customers.
Primary collection focus will be given to delinquent accounts to ensure that accounts are brought to current and within terms.
Prepare demand notes and repayment plans for collection discussions with delinquent accounts and share these with customers. The receivable accountant must follow up to ensure that the demand note actions are enforced and the repayment plan is duly effected
Conduct market / customer visits as frequently as possible or as a minimum bare minimum once per quarter.
Prepare monthly balance confirmations and share these with customers for acknowledgment.
Handle all credit control complaints and queries in a timely manner. This will involve close interactions with resources in various teams: Call Centre, Logistics and Sales.
Check completeness of credit packs in support of credit limit applications and maintain up to date credit files for all credit customers.
Conduct preliminary assessments on new / potential credit customers; as well as make initial assessments for incremental credit requests. This involves and is not limited to analyzing bank statements and inputting financial spreads in MS Excel.
Prepare bank guarantee renewal notifications and share these with customers a month prior to expiry. The receivable accountant must make the necessary follow-up actions to ensure that the guarantee is renewed in good time. No bank guarantee should expire in Hima custody.
Prepare credit risk report compilations as and when required.
Attend all monthly credit committees and follow-up with the sales team on commitments made during the meetings
Prepare customer account reconciliations, identify any anomalies that may arise and provide solutions in a timely manner.
Frequently clear customer accounts.
Any other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned.
Support the Credit Controller in ensuring controls around the credit processes are adequate and are correctly applied in practice.
Minimum Qualifications for Hima Cement Uganda Jobs 2022
Graduate of a Business related course i.e. BBA/BCOM. ACCA/CPA(U) will be of added advantage
2-3 years’ experience in busy commercial environment/FMCG involving import/export
Strong knowledge of the accounting regulatory framework and standards is an added advantage.
Good computer knowledge, especially in an ERP environment and reporting tools (Good knowledge in the FI module of SAP. Good knowledge of common spreadsheet applications desirable)
Profile & Personal Qualities
Self-driven, results oriented.
High level of integrity
Good communication skills across the business
Able to plan and prioritise
Experience in managing dead- lines and work load
Strong stakeholder management skills
Should be innovate and excellent team player with good analytical skills and attention to detail
Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
Reliable, tolerant & determined
Able to work extended hours when required
Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage
How To Apply for Hima Cement Uganda Jobs 2022
Hima Cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of an email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address. (Email your application and CV to [email protected] and let’s save the environment).
Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Qualified females are greatly encouraged to apply
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Plant Human Resource Manager Hima Cement Ltd Plot 838, Namanve Industrial Area. P.O Box 7230 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 20th March 2022
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