Senior Credit and Collections Specialist




South Gate, CA

Date Posted:

June 7, 2019

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Temporary Accounting & Finance

A manufacturing company in South Gate is looking for a Senior Credit and Collections Specialist. The Senior Credit and Collections Specialist is responsible for evaluating the credit worthiness of customers, maintaining credit limits and minimizing time to collect (DSO) while building successful relationships with both external and internal customers.

Responsibilities include:
Perform credit analysis for US and Canadian customers through review of external credit resources and assign / recommend credit limits in accordance with the company?s credit and collection policy.
Produce and analyze the following information and reporting: customer aging, credit limits, credit hold status, and new credit applications and then communicate necessary information to stakeholders.
Collect outstanding accounts receivables on accounts within Company payment terms while supporting sales growth opportunities and minimizing bad debt write-off risk.
Maintain electronic collections notes for each customer account in ERP system.
Recommend and assist in implementing new processes and procedures in order to improve collections and reduce past due balances.
Provide summary reports to management and conduct bi-weekly accounts receivable meetings.
Identify, review and resolve customer overpayments, aged customer credit memos, and reconcile related debit and credit AR transactions in a timely manner and request re-applies as needed.
File pre-liens, liens, bond claims, bankruptcy proof of claim, and place delinquent accounts with third party collection agencies, as needed.
Manage vendor relationships with external credit / collection providers.
Perform ad-hoc analysis, analytical work or other projects as requested by management.

Please email your resume to [email protected] or call at 310-343-4066 to be considered for this position.
Ability to review and analyze financial statements and credit references.
Strong phone presence and tactical ability on verbal negotiations.
Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize work based on deadlines with high attention to detail while exercising strategic and decision-making skills to resolve customer credit and/or collection issues and discrepancies.
Ability to remain focused on facts rather than personal opinion and deal openly and honestly with internal and external customers while building credibility and maintaining trust. Exhibits empathy and sensitivity for the needs of the customers served and is perceived as being helpful and supportive.
Ability to interact and participate effectively in a team environment; actively listen, confront issues and provide feedback to internal and external customers, in a courteous and timely manner.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is essential, specifically Excel and Word.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in business, accounting, or finance highly preferred, but not required with a minimum of 5 years in credit and collection experience required or GED or High School Diploma with 8+ years of credit and collections experience required.
Experience with collections in a construction environment helpful, but not required.
Knowledge of accounts receivable and billing procedures.
Familiarity with D B reporting.
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