Billing & Collection Specialist

at Life Healthcare
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Accounting & Finance
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



A vacancy exists at Life EHS for a Billing and Collection Specialist reporting to Commercial and Finance Manager within Life EHS. The successful candidate will be based at Life Healthcare Head Office in Dunkeld, Johannesburg and will be supporting the 4 regions (Inland North, Inland South, Coastal East and Coastal West) with timely billing and debtors collections.


Critical Outputs



Responsibility for day-to-day billing of services rendered to Life EHS clients

Ensure that fixed billing is complete and accurate at the beginning of every month

Support the 4 regions with month end variable billing

Proactively manage the Cash on delivery (COD) billing to manage revenue timing risks

Ensure that purchase orders are received for all accounts in a timely manner

Debtors collection


Reconciling complex month-end debtors accounts

Actively lead the management of each account with Regional Business managers and Business Managers

Schedule meetings with clients and resolve issues in a timely manner

Travel to different regions and meet clients to resolve debtors accounts

Update management on a weekly basis with regards to accounts management

Monitoring debtor balances to ensure a reduction in debtors DSO

Accurate financial reporting and analysis


Prepare Exco reports regarding debtors collection and approaches for each category of debtors

Calculate interest expense incurred on aged debtors for the business on a monthly basis

Prepare an analysis of debtors book and identify drivers for each movement



Review the COD process within Life EHS and recommend improvements

Review the daily movements on the COD credits and debits and identify issues that needs attention

Ensure that the COD account is reconciled to zero at the end of every month

Liaise with Finance and ensure that all COD revenue is accounted for and all COD services are billed

Be the COD process champion within Life EHS

Effective people management


Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of Life values, operating model and strategy

Actively sponsor Life initiatives and projects as it relates to the business

Actively sponsor Life initiatives and projects as it relates to the business

Actively participate in MANCO/Head Office meetings

Actively lead and manage billing specialists




Com Degree

3-5 years’ experience working with complex accounts in accounts payable or accounts receivables department

Ability to build relationships with clients

Driver’s license and the ability to travel for business purposes




Attention to detail

Problem-solving, analysis and judgment


Stakeholder engagement

Influencing (negotiation)

Professional & technical proficiency

Verbal & written communication (including presentation)



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