Accounts Receivable & Credit Associate

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Earth City, Mo
Category
Job Type

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the accounts receivable process, including collections, and cash application.
  • Monitor and analyze customer accounts to ensure timely payment and address any overdue balances.
  • Collaborate with sales and customer service teams to resolve billing and payment discrepancies.
  • Release orders promptly after thorough review.
  • Issue waivers/ complete documentation to release payments.
  • Complete Daily Bank Deposits and Post ACH transactions as needed.
  • Evaluate the creditworthiness of new and existing customers through financial analysis, credit reports, and industry research.
  • Establish and maintain credit limits for customers based on risk assessment.
  • Issue Credit and Debit Memos with precision and attention to detail.
  • Develop and implement credit policies and procedures to minimize bad debt and ensure compliance with company standards.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with customers to facilitate the collection process and address inquiries or concerns.
  • Work closely with sales and customer service teams to resolve customer issues and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Request Certificate of Insurance where needed and maintain file.
  • Communicate credit terms and policies effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Generate and analyze reports related to accounts receivable, credit balances, and aging to provide insights into the financial health of the organization.
  • Prepare regular reports for management summarizing key AR and credit metrics.
  • Print Customer Interaction reports to make collection calls.
  • Scan cash transactions, customer applications, and sales tax certificates for efficient record-keeping.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the accounts receivable and credit functions.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounts receivable.
  • Professional certification in credit management or finance (e.g., CCE, CICP).
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Notary certification or ability to obtain after hire.
  • Proven experience in accounts receivable and credit management.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with financial analysis tools and credit reporting agencies.
  • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance standards.
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