Head of Creditors

Reference: 4892 SJ
Consultant: Sone Johnson

Job Description:

  • Responsible for management of the creditors function within the company. Ensuring that duties in relation to accounts payable are carried out in a timeous and accurate manner. Upholding the required standards to achieve the company’s financial and business objectives
  • Ensure payments to suppliers are made on time and according to payment policy
  • Liaison with internal and external suppliers in a professional manner
  • Engage with Creditors in a professional manner
  • Follow up on all Creditor enquiries received
  • Preparation and checking of vendor reconciliations
  • Follow-up on all outstanding payments
  • Follow-up on creditor related issues and the tracking thereof
  • Reviewing and preparation of supplier payment batches (complete, accurate, authorised)
  • Uploading of payment batches on banking system
  • Follow-up and necessary delegation of follow-up/s of any/all queries relating to payment batches
  • Maintaining creditors files and supporting documentation
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly Reporting to management on creditor status / outstanding payments
  • Ensure creditor payments are in line with the agreed budget process, i.e. timeframes
  • Supply input to the annual budget process and highlight monthly fluctuations timeously
  • Creditors provisioning (accruals) of outstanding invoices
  • Internal and external creditors reconciliations
  • Age analysis reconciliations
  • Ensure that personnel are judiciously applied in appropriate posts and that the workload is cleared with the minimum mistakes and overtime
  • A proactive approach to recruitment and maintaining a happy accounts payable environment
  • Ensure that formal and on-the-job training is effectively planned and conducted to ensure that sufficient expertise is available to deal with the work
  • Ensure that the mentorship in the department is effective to enable all personnel to develop to their full potential
  • Ensure that you have sufficient knowledge of personnel and their duties to do effective evaluation and also ensure that ongoing discussions take place
  • Ensure that evaluations are done on a regular basis according to the guidelines of the system
  • Ensure that steps are taken to develop employees for performance improvement


  • Grade 12
  • Preferably a Tertiary qualification NQF level 6
  • A bookkeeping/accounting qualification (will be looked at and experience)
  • 5-8 years working experience in a creditor area
  • Experience of supervising a team (five people or more)
  • Pastel Evolution knowledge will be a strong advantage
  • People management skills
  • Strong understanding of the creditor function
  • Excellent reconciliation skills and financial applicable technical knowledge
  • High computer literacy (MS Outlook, MS Office, Pastel Evolution)
  • Completely proficient in English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Structured and organised approach
  • Self starter, flexible, energetic, confident
  • Strong resistance to pressure and experience of a high volume environment

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

To apply for this job email your details to exceedhr@exceed.co.za