Hunter Hamilton

Credit and Collections Specialist

Location
Overland Park, KS
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 07, 2019
Ref
1_556879
Contact
Hunter Hamilton
Category
Accounting
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

  

We are looking for a Credit and Collections Specialist who will work closely with both the Accounting and Sales teams to verify the credit worthiness of potential and existing customers, as well as perform collections duties to reduce Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”) and keep it to minimum levels. They will also assist the Corporate Controller with cash receipt projections and keep abreast of any potential bad debt risks.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct credit reference checks for potential new customers to ensure credit worthiness
  • Recommend credit limits for customers based on the company’s financial statements, open balances, average days to pay, credit reference checks, and any market data available
  • Analyze the ongoing credit worthiness of current customers by reconciling outstanding amounts, thus minimizing bad debt risk
  • Work with the Accounting and Sales teams to review payment processes (online portals, direct mail, email submission, etc.) to ensure smooth workflows and reduce barriers to receiving payment
  • Contact customers with outstanding balances via phone and email to verify receipt of invoices, resolve invoice disputes and payment discrepancies, thus expediting the collections process
  • Analyze aging reports frequently and communicate status of collections with the Accounting and Sales teams by preparing reports that detail customer payment status
  • Research accounts receivable on a daily/weekly basis to ensure all customers are paying according to the agreed upon payment terms
  • Communicate professionally with customers to help create payment plans when necessary to bring accounts up to current
  • Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant credit and collections experience
  • High School diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree is a plus
  • Ability to create, maintain, and publish various reports, using spreadsheets and graphs/charts
  • High level of proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; extensive customer service experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills, with great attention to detail
  • Energetic self-starter, with ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision
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