A/R & Deductions Manager

Post Holdings Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 weeks ago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage accounts receivable team, serving as the point of escalation for the business

  • Oversee customer invoicing and collection of funds owed to the organization to ensure optimal organizational cash flow

  • Work closely with Post Holdings Credit Analyst to maintain appropriate credit exposure with customers.

  • Maintain Carrier claims process with third party logistics teams.

  • Coordinate, assign, and review the work of accounts receivable team, ensuring the accuracy of processing financial transactions

  • Oversee the resolution of customer deductions ensuring proper procedure is followed by confirming necessary approval is obtained and deductions are accurately accounted for

  • Assist Finance in maintaining customer sales deduction accruals

  • Provide daily, weekly and ad-hoc financial reporting to key members of the organization

  • Maintain an efficient process to ensure timely collection of past due accounts

  • Manage A/R aging reports to maintain expected aging results and metrics

  • Develop and assume ownership of the accounts receivable standard work practices

  • Perform the monthly financial closing process, including the reconciliation and analysis of accounts as necessary

  • Act as company system expert on proper policy and procedures for invoicing, accounts receivable, deduction management and collections

  • Own account receivables audit requirements as outlined in Sarbanes-Oxley Narrative

  • Execute special projects as necessary at the direction of departmental head

  • Work with corporate, business and functional teams to meet company initiatives and goals

  • Review training processes to identify efficiencies and drive improvement

Qualifications


Required Competencies &

Knowledge:

Skills:

  • Proficient communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are vital to the role.

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and applications

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel

  • Good project management skills and the ability to produce quality work within tight timeframes

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to make the necessary decisions to move forward the work at hand

  • Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, problem solving and organizational skills are essential.

  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software

  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently

  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts

  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines

  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills

  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures

  • Attention to detail in all areas of work

Competencies:

  • Financial Management

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Results Driven

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Technical Capacity

  • Communication Proficiency

Work Environment:

  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals

  • Overtime as required

  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: 4-year degree in Accounting with advanced degree or professional accounting designation preferred.

Experience

  • 5+ years of accounting experience; accounts receivable, deductions, and collections preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills and high confidence in stating professional opinions

  • Strong grasp of GAAP accounting and general accounting concepts

  • Strong Excel skills, especially financial modeling and analytical techniques

  • Managerial skills and experience are a must

  • Experience in a manufacturing warehouse or facility a plus

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A/R & Deductions Manager

Post Holdings