Credit Controller

  • Location:

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Sector:

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Credit Controller for an FMCG distribution client in Baghdad Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in a similar position in the FMCG sector English and Arabic fluency is a must.


Essential Job Responsibilities:


  • Effectively and accurately administering and controlling all allocated debtors’ records
  • Accurately reconciling all debtors accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date system of records for all debtor related matters
  • Negotiating re-payment plans
  • Maintaining contact with clients to ensure invoices are clear for payment
  • Resolving queries both internally and externally around outstanding invoices
  • Reprinting invoices and credits notes and ensure delivery to the customers
  • Arrange for timeous preparation and collection of cheques from our customers
  • Ensuring accurate and detailed receipts of payments are sent to our customers in due time
  • Administering credit checks from credit applications received
  • Open accounts on the Sales Buzz system
  • Follow up and attending to outstanding claims and queries
  • Administering handovers and claims relating to bad debt and follow up on these debits with Commercial Team
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the company’s Credit Policy with the assistance of the Commercial and Finance Department
  • Ensure ongoing payments from clients in accordance with Company’s policy and contract terms and agreed credit policy with each client
  • Help to set up the credit control system and suggests points for improvement
  • Coordinate monitor and control clients’ receipts in accordance with the control schedule
  • Monitor past due invoices by phone, email and letters within the agreed time limits
  • Prepare a vendor and a dealer control program and monitor the results of the audits
  • Coordinate the account opening for new clients and evaluates the request for credit for final approval from the Financial Management
  • Propose to write off debts that cannot be recovered
  • Liaise with the company’s lawyers to prepare/send letters to clients who do not follow the company’s credit policy
  • Responsible for overseeing a clearing of a dealer or seller leaving the Company
  • In the case of non-payment or late payments, he/she is responsible for stopping supplies and taking measures to recover the debt
  • Collect all outstanding debt from customers as per set targets
  • Perform regular visits to clients for collection of outstanding payments
  • Provide daily updates and weekly reports on debt collection




  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, business administration or related fields, qualification in Credit Control/Management would be advantageous
  • Candidate must have 3 - 5 years in a similar position


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process