Accounts Receivable Analyst

Location:          Alpharetta, GA
Duration:           3 Months
The Accounts Receivable Analyst (ARA) role provides analytical expertise in managing customer portfolios to ensure receivables are paid within terms of sale. The role also ensures that deductions are identified and resolved within timeframes established within Customer Operations and corporate guidelines.  The AR Analyst works to prevent future deductions by initiating process improvement work within the Customer Operations team and cross-functionally. This role is responsible for developing, supporting, and reporting key performance indicators as well as supporting the development and execution of Customer Operations strategies, projects, and initiatives.
Key Responsibilities :
Portfolio Reporting and Analysis: 50%
Develop effective working partnership with customers, brokers and internal counterparts to identify and resolve noncompliant behavior/issues.  
Conduct business reviews on a periodic basis.  May be customer facing or through teleconference.
Actively participate on project teams as a part of the Customer Operations organization to drive continuous improvements throughout the business.
Accounts Receivable:  30%
Manage payment performance of customer(s) within terms of sale, Days Sales Outstanding, and ICC guidelines.
Ensure Customer Operations requirements are met within CFR (Cash Flow Reconciliation) process.
Perform prompt collection of past due receivables.
Deduction Management: 20%
Accurately identify, validate, and clear customer deductions according to established business processes and timelines, and within ICC guidelines.
Perform prompt identification and collection of invalid deductions.
·         Reduce incoming deductions by identifying process improvement opportunities. Initiate/Drive the reduction by engaging and utilizing support of appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
·         Requirements:
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently, creatively, and efficiently with minimal direction in an unstructured environment
Strong planning and organization skills: ability to establish work plans, “multi-task”, and prioritize simultaneous projects
Thorough and detail oriented
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
Experience using Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word
Desired Qualifications:
Operational management experience in a consumer products organization
Experience in identifying, initiating, and driving improvements to processes and work streams
Financial or accounting experience preferred, but not required


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