Absa Specialist Legal Recoveries On & Off Bal Jobs in South Africa
Absa Specialist Legal Recoveries On & Off Bal Jobs in South Africa
Job Summary Risk Management through cost effective legal recovery of outstanding bad debt exposure by instructing 3rd party professional service providers and engaging with internal customers in the collections, legal and insolvency process.
Accountability: Managing the assigned legal portfolio
Formulate the appropriate recovery strategy to recover as much as possible and to mitigate any additional impairment requirements
Instruct panel attorney to institute legal action against all liable parties and management of legal process until the matter is resolved
Initiate, entertain and approve any negotiations or settlements proposals within personal discretion and refer to mandate official if outside personal mandate.
Provide ongoing instructions to attorney inclusive of evidence required by court such as factual evidence, reconcilations and documentation
Draw and submition of claim and documentation required in liquidations/sequestrations and deceased estates
In liquidation/sequestration ensure that the liquidator is protecting the Bank’s interest with regards to our assets, whether it is a vehicle, immovable property or any other.
Assess the risk position by analysing the overall security position to ensure the correct level of impairment is raised.
Perform financial and non-financial analysis on the client that will support and underpin the recovery strategy to be implemented for a particular group or customer
Produce relevant management information and statistics as required. This includes reports to the Watchlist Committee if required.
Manage bad debt exposures by taking daily legal recovery decisions and reviewing information from various systems and taking loss decisions accordingly.
Report all risk and loss events as a result of fraud or error
Monitor progress on defended/opposed matters in consultation with Group Legal and submit Form B.
Engage with Team Leaders and higher levels on a matter to matter basis regarding complex matters.
Submit Khula claim and attend to all queries until finalised
Action all new accounts within prescribed time frame
Follow up on all accounts regularly and manage diary dates
Ensure that correct risk types and status codes are allocated to accounts
Accept full and final settlements or refer if outside mandate
Recommend write-off or canning of account
Attend any meetings or committees as and when required, e.g Watchlist Committee.
Negotiate with clients where necessary within own mandates, on the most favourable terms possible and the execution of written recommendations to mandate holders and or committees in respect of those matters which exceed own mandate.
Requesting of valuations of properties
Sign all documentation e.g. affidavits for legal action when required.
Appear in court and present evidence when required to do so.
Decide whether to grant leave to defend or proceed with Summary Judgment application Accept payment arrangements and monitor adherence to the agreement
Consider and accept/recommend any offers on security assets like vehicles or immovable property.
Attend to and finalise all queries/disputes and complaints from clients. If complaint has been officially lodged attending to and finalising it within timeframe on CCP
Peruse offers to purchase (e.g. on property) and make detailed recommendation as to whether it should be accepted or not.
Attend auctions as and when required
Visit properties and attorneys as and when required
Accountability: Management of 3rd party relationships
Responsible to provide instructions to 3rd party service providers as first point of entry with clear guidelines including monitoring the progress to protect the Bank's interest
Maintain effective and professional working relationships with attorneys, EDC’s, insolvency practitioners and auctioneers
Identification of poor performance trends and recommendations to management to exit relationship
Pro-actively manage legal risks associated with the legal recovery portfolio, client interaction, internal customer interaction and other role players in the organization Embed and maintain internal stakeholder relationships with Business Units including monthly interactions to discuss and resolve account specific issues and opportunities
Accountability: Financial performance of assigned portfolio
To optomise recovery cash flows by implementing effective and timely action
Ensure that security values are updated and correct as to ensure that losses are accurately accounted for in terms of policy and accounting practices
Investigate and question 3rd party fees and commission invoices including Liquidation and Distribution (e.g. for Capital Gains Tax) accounts to ensure correctness and to minimize the level of legal and other expenses.
Assertive engagements with clients and service providers in order to close transactions, settlements and compromises to the benefit of the Bank focusing on the releasing of impairment requirements and recovering as much as possible.
Accountability: All other duties as reasonably assigned by Line Manager
Education and Experience Required
Grade 12 (NQF level 4) and / or
B-degree preferably B Com or Legal (NQF level 6) and/or AIPSA insolvency Diploma or other Diploma in Insolvency and/or
3 years Credit, legal or Insolvency experience
Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6)
Legal/insolvency and risk management skills
Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Strong negotiation and interpersonal Skills
Time management skills and ability to work under pressure
Problem solving and decision making skills
Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)
Deciding and initiating action
Planning and organising
Analysing and Interpreting
Relating and networking
Persuading and influencing
Creating and innovating
Coping with pressure and adhering to deadlines
Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
How to Apply
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