Veronica Beard is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual to join our team at our head office in New York as Accounts Receivable Specialist reporting to the Senior Director of Finance.
The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for coordinating credit and collection activities; working closely with Sales, outside credit insurance partners, and a factor to monitor and ensure compliance with collection policies and requirements.
This person must be able to assess existing processes and procedures for improvement opportunities related to account management to minimize operational risk while improving cash flow.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have working knowledge of credit and collection within the Apparel and Fashion industry.
Additionally, this individual must have strong analytical skills and superb communication and customer service skills.
Oversee the day to day collection effort, conducting collection calls and e-mails, managing prepaid accounts with payments and Logistics, and consistently following up with aged accounts.
Establish relationships with customers to collect on invoices
Assist with month-end closing
Process and mail (via e-mail) customer statements
Post daily deposits to client accounts, properly applying to outstanding invoices and offsets
Manage customer chargebacks, reconcile and resolve as well as filing disputes in a timely manner.
Manage day-to-day activities with credit risk agencies, request additional credit lines as needed. Provide required monthly reporting.
Work with a factor to manage specific accounts. Provide billing and support.
Proactively investigate and resolve billing issues
Organize and maintain relevant accounting details and files
Maintain systems and provide feedback on improvement opportunities
Be a team player by providing coverage for team members as needed
3-5 years of credit and collection in the fashion/apparel industry
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain positive internal and external working relationships
Experience working with complementary business functions such as Sales and Logistics
Entrepreneurial mindset and goal oriented (self-directed, proactive and able to define and execute projects independently).
Proficiency with MS-Office specifically MS Excel, including pivot tables and vlookup.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements and any other pertinent materials.
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