Manages all aspects of cash application and related accounting for retail and wholesale business. Effectively applies accounting and credit expertise, business and industry knowledge, and the ability to lead and develop teams for successful management of daily operations.
Essential Job Functions
Manage staff of three and their daily operations, including processing functions for retail credit and wholesale credit.
Assume responsibility and accountability for control and protection of wholesale receivables and LAPRO accounting systems (used for collection management), and recording transactions in a timely manner.
Coordinate accounting activities between Credit Department and other divisions/departments and Corporate Accounting to ensure effective processes.
Reconcile total company Accounts Receivable and other miscellaneous clearing accounts to the company’s general ledger on a monthly basis.
Manage monthly reconciliation of all Equity, Accounts Receivable and Clearing accounts for SSC and Member Cooperatives.
Develop and maintain reporting for all Credit Department systems, including: LAPRO reporting of held tickets and payments, trial balance, write offs and bad debt recovery; cash processing functions.
Create and maintain processes that ensure the integrity of retail and wholesale credit data and reconciliation to other operating systems.
Lead and coordinate Credit response to auditing requests, both internal and external.
Manage the procedure to effectively execute the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program and oversee lockbox activity for wholesale bank account; includes maintaining accurate recordkeeping and retention.
Coordinate with Director of Credit on various programs, including developing department goals, employee hiring process, performance reviews, rewards and recognition, and administering corrective action.
Perform all other job functions as assigned.
Effective knowledge of credit and accounting practices, regulations, and SSC policies and procedures
Able to communicate with customers and counterparts in a friendly, professional, and confident manner
Consistently demonstrate a strong work ethic and support for data integrity of financial records
Able to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and verbally, with all levels in the organization, external counterparts, and customers.
Intermediate skills with MS Office products. Experience with SmartStream, LAPRO and JD Edwards is a plus.
Able to develop, lead, and motivate teams
Ability to deal with rapidly changing or unexpected situations
Ability to gather information and make decisions that responsibly resolve monetary disputes
Effective organization skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Able to speak, read, write the English language in a proficient manner
Able to work extended hours to meet business demands