Credit and Risk Control Officer at Berger Paints Nigeria Plc

Berger Paints Nigeria Plc is a reputation for being the first in setting standards in the paint industry in Nigeria, evidenced by its scorecard as presented. It has pioneered a wide range of speciality products that are much sought after in this dynamic and ever-changing market. Berger Paints Nigeria PLC is also the first company to unveil an ultramodern fully automated factory with a daily capacity of 10,000,000 litres of paint production.

Operating in 5 business segments Decorative/Architectural finishes, Industrial coatings, Marine & Protection coatings, Automotive/Vehicle refinishes, Wood Finishing and Preservers, with a manufacturing plant and main distribution centre in Lagos, over 25 depots/business partners’ outlets, Colour World centres and a countrywide distribution network of dealers in strategic locations spread throughout the country, the most notable contribution to our success has been the Company’s on-going commitment to the development and manufacture of paints and allied coatings which are technologically correct, environmentally friendly and formulated to withstand harsh tropical conditions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Credit and Risk Control Officer

Location: Ikeja, Lagos

Job Summary

  • Responsible for assessing credit applications and adhering to company payment policies. Coordinates debts of existing creditors and manages new requests for credit.
  • Follows established protocols for debt recovery. Works with the credit control/risk supervisor to mitigate risk in transactions and processes across the organization. Ensures adequacy of insurance coverage for potential losses.

Job Functions
Credit Control:

  • Follows up on overdue invoices and payments and implements company collections procedures as necessary.
  • Resolves customer queries and issues and resolves issues regarding incorrect payment.
  • Reviews credit applications and references.
  • Reports payment issues to credit control/risk supervisor.
  • Maintains loan records, conducts regular analysis of the credit-control system, and implements changes as needed to reduce bad debts.
  • Keeps detailed records of collection activities and conversations
  • Works closely with the credit control/risk supervisor to identify and analyze areas of potential risks threatening earning capacity and success of operations.
  • Carries out thorough credit checks for new customers to ensure eligibility for credit
  • Facilitates credit verification process to ensure creditworthiness.
  • Reconciles payments received with sales made.
  • Prepares periodic reports on credit status.
  • Assists credit control/risk supervisor in monitoring projects.
  • Prepares journal entries and files documents and invoices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Risk Management:

  • Identifies potential risks that could have negative impact on the organization’s operations or financial standing.
  • Ensures all necessary insurance coverage is in place for possible risks or exposures that could lead to a loss.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of risk management programs and recommends changes as necessary.
  • Calculates insurance premiums based on risk exposure.
  • Carries out analysis to assess potential risk with the supervision of the risk supervisor.
  • Ensures insurance plan adequately covers risks and potential losses.
  • Recommends new insurance coverage or adjustments to existing coverage to meet changing requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management, Finance, or Accounting from a reputable and accredited institution.


  • 1 – 4 years experience as a Credit Control/Risk Officer.

Knowledge Requirement:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of risk mitigation initiatives and strategies.
  • Working knowledge of credit law.
  • Good understanding of legal complexities of loans, payment plans and interest rates
  • Strong knowledge of credit risk management.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job role as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  10th March, 2024.

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