Accounts Receivable Specialist and Collector

IBM Middle East

Cairo, Egypt

Ref: RP805-986

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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Your Role and Responsibilities
- Updating the AR database with customer information
- Collection of accounts receivable for IBM mainline and IGF customers (where IGF AR is routed to CARS)
- Raising CARS Adjustments (as per the common adjustment matrix)
- Forecasting expected cash collect
- Producing arrears letters for designated accounts
- Producing customer statements of account and customer account reconciliations on request
- Providing input to AR / IGF management on whether LPF should be aggressively pursued for any delinquency based on management judgment considering specific criteria and customer specific issues.
- Identifying and managing delinquent and distressed accounts
- Interfacing with consolidated statement facility
- Raising adjustments (as per the common adjustment matrix)
- Establishing customer relationships and ensure customer adheres to IBM payment terms
- Maintaining/updating customer information on AR databases
- Contacting all owned customers within 14 days of invoice due date - either by arrears letter, telephone call or personal meeting.
- Forecasting collections/dates for current month/quarter
- Adding/updating action codes in CDMS as appropriate in current country setup
- Maintaining follow-up activities (as per collection plan)
- Recording all customer responses, commitments, queries on AR databases
- Monitoring payments versus commitments
- Copying invoices, statements, customer account reconciliations where appropriate
- Recording disputes in CDMS and identifying owners and notifying them.
- Resolving disputes personally where possible
- Tracking customer reaction (payment/query/no response) to arrears letters
- Providing input to AR/IGF management on whether LPF should be aggressively pursued for any delinquency based on management judgment considering specific criteria and customer specific issues.
- Preparing documentation for agreed pre-legal situations, write-Offs and refunds
- Notifying Risk Management of distressed customer accounts
- Creating a month-start collection forecast and updating it weekly to reflect changes
- Organizing physical cheque collections where appropriate
- Initiating escalation processes where required
- Informing management of any issues impacting prompt collection
- Encouraging customers to use automatic and/or electronic payment methods, such as Direct Debit, Credit Card and e-business applications available on the Web (Statement Online - SOL, Invoice Online - IOL)


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Client Insight & client satisfaction oriented
- Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to respect deadlines
- Good organization and time management skills
- Dedicated and driving to achieve
- Strong ability solving problems and analytical skills
- Good team player and collaborative
- Open minded to new knowledge and activities
- Pro-active thinker (so is taking the lead with solving issues)
- Work accurately
- Quality oriented work approach
- Self Organized and Autonomous
- Efficiency oriented and committed

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life at IBM
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About IBM
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Being You at IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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