Profession credit manager
Credit managers oversee the application of credit policy in the bank. They decide the credit limits to be imposed, the reasonable levels of risk accepted and the conditions and terms of payment made to the customers. They control the collection of payments from their customers and manage the credit department of a bank.
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- Debt collection techniques
The techniques and principles used to collect overdue debt from customers.
- Financial analysis
The process of assessing the financial possibilities, means, and status of an organisation or individual by analysing financial statements and reports in order to make well informed business or financial decisions.
- Debt systems
The processes needed to obtain goods or services before payment and when a sum of money is owed or overdue.
- Corporate social responsibility
The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.
- Financial management
The field of finance that concerns the practical process analysis and tools for designating financial resources. It encompasses the structure of businesses, the investment sources, and the value increase of corporations due to managerial decision-making.
- Credit control processes
The various techniques and procedures applied to ensure that credit is given to the suitable customers and that they pay on time.
- Financial statements
The set of financial records disclosing the financial position of a company at the end of a set period or of the accounting year. The financial statements consisting of five parts which are the statement of financial position, the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity (SOCE), the statement of cash flows and notes.
- Insolvency law
The legal rules regulating the incapacity to pay debts when they fall due.
- Analyse the credit history of potential customers
Analyse the payment capacity and credit history of potential customers or business partners.
- Handle financial transactions
Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.
- Enforce financial policies
Read, understand, and enforce the abidance of the financial policies of the company in regards with all the fiscal and accounting proceedings of the organisation.
- Advise on financial matters
Consult, advise, and propose solutions with regards to financial management such as acquiring new assets, incurring in investments, and tax efficiency methods.
- Follow company standards
Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.
- Plan health and safety procedures
Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.
- Obtain financial information
Gather information on securities, market conditions, governmental regulations and the financial situation, goals and needs of clients or companies.
- Synthesise financial information
Collect, revise and put together financial information coming from different sources or departments in order to create a document with unified financial accounts or plans.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Create a financial plan
Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.
- Analyse financial performance of a company
Based on accounts, records, financial statements and external information of the market, analyse the performance of the company in financial matters in order to identify improvement actions that could increase profit.
- Trace financial transactions
Observe, track and analyse financial transactions made in companies or in banks. Determine the validity of the transaction and check for suspicious or high-risk transactions in order to avoid mismanagement.
- Analyse financial risk
Identify and analyse risks that could impact an organisation or individual financially, such as credit and market risks, and propose solutions to cover against those risks.
- Apply credit risk policy
Implement company policies and procedures in the credit risk management process. Permanently keep company's credit risk at a manageable level and take measures to avoid credit failure.
- Create credit policy
Create guidelines for a financial institution's procedures in supplying assets on credit, such as the contractual agreements which have to be made, the eligibility standards of prospective clients, and the procedure for collecting repayment and debt.
- Determine loan conditions
Calculate the credit limit and decide on the conditions for the repayment.
- Maintain records of financial transactions
Collate all the financial transactions done in the daily operations of a business and record them in their respective accounts.
- Liaise with managers
Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.
- Strive for company growth
Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.
- Manage financial risk
Predict and manage financial risks, and identify procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.
Optional knowledge and skillssecurities business loans analyse market financial trends contract law assess financial viability budget for financial needs perform clerical duties tax legislation advise on credit rating examine credit ratings investment analysis property law ensure proper document management perform debt investigation prepare credit reports mortgage loans maintain client debt records communicate with banking professionals consult credit score banking activities analyse loans
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