Billing Accountant Specialist

Job Title: Billing Accountant Specialist
Organization: Telecom
Workplace: Kinshasa
Effective: 1
Deadline: 17 February 2022

 

Field

Detail

Job Title

Billing Accountant Specialist

Department and Location

Finance, DRC

Incumbent Supervisor (Second Level)

Finance Director

Incumbent Supervisor (First Level)

Finance Manager –

Subordinate (1st Level)

TBC

Subordinates (3rd Level)

 

 

Performance Criteria

 

Main Purpose

To produce accurate operational revenue reports in line with internal, regulatory and IFRS requirements

 

1 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight:40%

 

BILLING OPERATIONS

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

 

Performs timely billing i.e. for new and existing customers to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Continuously

 

Processing of service change requests captured by Billing Assistants via Prism

Daily

 

Supervising Billing and Credit Control teams to ensure timely resolution of billing queries in Service Now as per departmental SLAs

Weekly

 

Processing of approved credit notes in pastel captured by Billing Assistants within set limits

Continuously

 

Approve credit notes related to billing discrepancies per the Company’s approved limits

Continuously

 

Initiating seamless payment solutions for clients through IS Department

Continuously

 

Maintain good customer relations through visits for the top performing clients through discussing billing concerns and credit control limits or terms

Continuously

 

Implementation of controls as recommended by internal and external Audit to plug revenue leakages

Continuously

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: 20%

 

STATUTORY COMPLIANCE

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

Reviews accuracy and completeness of actual revenue realized and ensures approved numbers either forecasted or budgeted are adopted in computing VAT, QPDs and Excise Duties.

Quarterly

Complies with policies related to financial Compliance, i.e. VAT Act, Excise Duty Act and Income Tax Act

Continuously

 

 

3 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight: 10%

 

CREDIT CONTROL MANAGEMENT

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

 

Review customer credit control queries raised by clients via Service Now to improve processes

Continuously

 

Client meetings with strategic clients

Continuously

 

Manage non-performing clients through championing service disconnections and factoring

Weekly

 

 

4 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight:5 %

 

FINANCIAL ASSURANCE

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

Prepares reports, schedules, and files for review by external auditors relating to revenue.

Annually

Accountable for the finance/reporting section issues raised by auditors with regards to revenue

Continuously

Provides information requested by the auditors is provided on a timely basis to conduct their tasks

Continuously

 

 

5 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight:5%

 

OPERATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

Ensures that all financial entries are posted into Pastel as per the Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual

Monthly

Reviews General Ledger revenue reconciliations.

Monthly

Identifies areas of control weakness and makes recommendations to the Finance Manager – Revenue and Compliance.

Continuously

Approves payment of expenditure for transactions within the set limits of authority

Continuously

 

 

      6 - Key Performance AREA (Objective): Weight:10 %

 

SUPERVISION OF STAFF

 

Key Performance INDICATORS

Performance Standards/Targets

 

Meets with staff, discusses, and agrees medium- and short-term objectives, develops a work plan, and checks that this is being carried out;

Continuously

 

Trains staff, or arranges for the training of staff in the understanding and compliance of Departmental procedures

Continuously

 

Carries out performance appraisals for subordinate staff.

Continuously

 

Monitors the overall welfare of staff (such as sickness and death of family), and takes the appropriate action for immediate assistance

Continuously

 

Carries out ongoing evaluation of staff, identifies performance strengths and deficiencies, and arranges for necessary action (for example further on the job training);

Continuously

 

Approves, or signs off (as applicable) leave, sick leave, and requisition requests;

Continuously

 

Identifies disciplinary problems or issues of staff, and through the Finance Manager - , arranges for the necessary disciplinary action

Continuously

 

     3    Key Decisions and Accountability

 

Key Decisions:

Decides on training requirements for subordinate staff.

 

 

Accountable for:

Managing relationships with, customers and auditors

Meeting monthly reporting and statutory deadlines

Reporting of revenue leakages to the finance Manager (Revenue Assurance & Compliance)

 

4Job Requirements
4.1Qualifications

 

Formal Qualifications Required

Essential / Desirable

University Degree in Accounting or Finance (Licence)

Essential

Qualified Accountant or similar

Desirable

 

4.2Experience

 

Job Related Experience Required

Time Span

Essential / Desirable

Financial Experience

5-6 years

Essential

 

4.3Knowledge Areas

 

Job Related Knowledge Required

Essential / Desirable

Financial Accounting rules and regulations

Essential

Tax regulations

Essential

Knowledge of IFRS

Essential

Knowledge of Billing/Revenue recognition processes

Essential

 

4.4Skills

 

 

Job Related Skills Required

Essential / Desirable

People management

Essential

Excellent judgement skills

Essential

Ability to work independently

Essential

Ability to resolve conflict and negotiations

Essential

Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills

Essential

Well-developed relationship building skills

Essential

Supervisory skills

Essential

Excellent communication skills

Essential

 

4.5          Span of control

 

Supervision / Coordination of People and Work

Current number of jobs

 

Number of people

 

 

4.6 Memberships

 

Board/Professional Membership Required

Essential / Desirable

 

 

 
Apply:   [email protected]

NB: Only selected candidates will be contracted for the next step,

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