Debtors Clerk

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Finance

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Position Description  

Debtors Clerk (Billings & costs of sales control) and assisting in the general day-to-day duties of the Finance department.

Main Areas of Responsibility    

•    Client billings – Wunderman Thompson (Pty) Ltd & MSC 
•    Chasing debtors’ payments – MSC & Wunderman Thompson (Pty) Ltd
•    Attend to internal and external client queries – MSC & Wunderman Thompson (Pty) Ltd
•    Job reconciliations – MSC & Wunderman Thompson (Pty) Ltd
•    Job closures – MSC & Wunderman Thompson (Pty) Ltd 
•    Creating new Client and Vendors on NAV/WB
•    Group Balances and coordinating with Debtors, Creditors and Client Services to resolve the queries.
•    Compiling Month end Debtors reporting schedule.

•    Meeting of deadlines
•    Timely response to queries

•    Loss/profit control on all jobs
•    Billings as per client agreements

•    Efficient use of departmental systems
•    Preferable have knowledge of WorkBook and Navision D365.

•    Good relationship with all departments
•    Team Player

•    4 years debtors and Creditors working experience
•    Must be computer literate
•    Sound financial acumen

•    Relevant Accounting diploma


1.    Oral Communication
•    Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. 
•    Listens effectively and clarifies information as needed. 
•    Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters an atmosphere of open communication. 
2.    Written Communications
•    Expressing ideas clearly in documents that have organisation, structure, grammar, language, and terminology adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
3.    Problem Solving
•    Commits to action after developing courses of action that are based on logical assumptions and information and that take into consideration resources, constraints and organisational values. 
4.    Customer Service Orientation
•    Proactively developing customer relationships by making efforts to listen to and understand the customer (both internal and external).
•    Anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs.
•    Giving high priority to customer satisfaction. 
5.    Association
•    Develops networks, engages in cross-functional activities. 
•    Collaborates across boundaries and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. 
•    Utilises contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases. 
6.    Interpersonal Skills
•    Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals (direct reports, peers and supervisors) towards goal achievement.
•    Adjusts behaviour to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved. 
7.    Initiative
•    Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals, self-starting rather than accepting passively.
•    Taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required.
•    Being proactive.
8.    Continual Learning
•    Pursues self-development. 
•    Seeks feedback from others and opportunities to master new knowledge. 
•    Masters new technical and business knowledge. 
9.    Flexibility
•    Is open to change and new information. 
•    Adapts behaviour and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. 
•    Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution. 

10.    Decisiveness
•    Exercises good judgment by making sound and well-informed decisions. 
•    Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. 
•    Makes effective and timely decisions
•    Is proactive and achievement oriented. 
11.    Organisational Awareness
•    Have and use knowledge of systems, procedures, and culture inside the organisation to identify potential organisational problems and opportunities.
•    Perceives the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organisation. 
12.    Integrity
•    Maintaining and promoting social, ethical and organisational norms in conducting internal and external business activities. 


At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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