Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact.
Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem.
With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live.
E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.
With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders.
Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.
The AR Specialist will be responsible for supporting all internal and external customer needs in the Accounts Receivable process from End-to-End (Issue of Invoice to Cash collection).
Responsible to review all Balance Sheet balances, obtain and review Ageing and provisions, maintain follow-up control over the collection process (collection status, legal cases follow-up).
Must be proficient in using all aspects of Excel and ERP and have strong organizational skills.
Maintain daily accounting records by performing the following duties.
Ensure all aspects of the Cash Application process are completed daily. Work with the AR team to resolve inadequate remittance issuesAssist Local teams to investigate and resolve issues interfering with the proper application of cash receipts, including inadequate (or missing) information on customer remittance.
Escalate payments which cannot be applied.
Seek out and communicate opportunities to continuously improve, standardize and streamline the company's cash receipts, collection and applications processes.
Help create documentation for AR reponsibles which will enable them to reconcile their accounts.
Responsible for weekly and month end balance reconciliation.
Assist in developing an Accounts receivable Manuals for all processes End-to-End
Support Accounting Managers with respect to any relevant issues relating to cash receipts, applications, collections, bankruptcies, etc.
Work effectively and efficiently within the company to ensure records are updated and accurate.
Ability to reconcile outstanding discrepancies with customer accounts. Book adjustments as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS / Personality
Strong analytical and general quantitative skills
Solid interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
Dedicated to meet deadlines, strives for continuous improvement.
Willingness and desire to take on additional duties within the Cash Management department
Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced, team environment.
Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances
Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and organize workload to meet organizational timelines in a fast paced, high-growth environment
EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE
Finance or Accounting related Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Accounts Receivable area.
At least two years of AR Specialist and Cash Application experience
Previous experience in a high-volume transaction processing environment preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook
Experience with ERP systems.
We Offer :
A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures