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Accounts Receivable Analyst

Maui Jim

Maui Jim

IT, Accounting & Finance
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

At Maui Jim, you can expect, a unique culture, a well-known brand, and the opportunity to grow with a company that has a great reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and “high touch” work environment that values the members of our ‘Ohana. We work hard to develop our leaders who in turn develop their team members to reach their full potential, and we are committed to building a team that focuses on solid customer service.

If you would like to be part of an amazing adventure that is Maui Jim, check our current job openings and browse the site to learn more about our culture, benefits , and our Maui Jim 'Ohana! Aloha~

The major function of this position is:

To provide support to the accounting team in multiple ways with a dedicated focus on Accounts Receivable. The position will be responsible for the collections of Maui Jim A/R, meeting all customer service level goals such as efficient new customer setup, efficient payment application, answering account calls with aloha and efficiently monitoring of credit hold as well as promoting a different and positive approach to accounts receivable that reflects the Maui Jim way of doing business. Position will require strong analytical skills as well as a process improvement approach to all areas of the business.

The principle responsibilities and duties of this position are:

  • Understand the business and accounting impacts of all of our accounts receivable processes and transactions to make sure they are consistent with our departmental goals and company goals.

  • Look for opportunities to make collection & credit process more efficient every day.

  • Be a teammate in identifying pain points and opportunities for improvement as well as taking an active role in participating in implementing solutions.

  • Apply all payments in an efficient and timely manner while being a teammate in meeting the accounting department’s service level commitment to our customers every day.

  • Ensure general ledger AR postings match payment batches received in the bank. Make any necessary re-class entries, NSF and refund adjustments.

  • Manage new credit applications for new accounts in an efficient and timely manner which is consistent with the accounting department’s service level goals. Analyze credit references, bank references, running credit reports and interacting with sales reps to make sound business decisions.

  • Review Sales Tax Exemptions to ensure they are completed correctly and updated in software.

  • Assist tax team with any sales tax audits. Oversee Account Territories and work with Sales Support and Sales Manager to reconcile any chargebacks, adjustments, shortage claims, etc. on a monthly basis.

  • Must be able to reconcile the AR account, document communication and follow-up with the Accounts Payable and any other internal parties.

  • Monitor credit hold file for specific territory making consistent and good decisions based on analysis of available information.

  • Communicate with accounts on issues surrounding credit limits, credit hold, past due as well as reward positive behavior with accounts notifying them on items such as increased credit limits, consecutive on time payments awards and similar incentives.

  • Assist with handling overflow and accounting calls from Customer Service with Aloha.

  • Evaluate accounts on a continual basis to ensure credit worthiness and fit with the Maui Jim brand.

  • Evaluate credit limits to ensure they are creating a healthy environment for growing our accounts where applicable.

  • Assist in special projects as assigned.

Essential Overall Duties:

  • Continually seek improvement in every aspect of the position. Perform better today than yesterday.

  • Review the accounts receivable process to improve efficiency, accuracy and controls. Always look to make the process more efficient to meet our requirements. Maintain a high level of accuracy.

  • Be flexible and willing to try processes in a different way. Be creative in your solutions.

  • Assist and support Accounting team in all areas as needed.

  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Have fun and enjoy every day!

Desired Qualifications:

As a guide, indicated below is the preferred education and experience for this position:

Associates Degree with business concentration.

Advanced user of Microsoft Excel with capability to utilize pivot tables and v-lookups.

In lieu of education, below is the preferred experience for the position:

2-4 years of accounts receivable or accounting related experience.

Listed below are the particular skills preferred for this position:

  • Strong accounts receivable knowledge.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Team oriented.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to communicate in challenging situations with Aloha (e.g. past due customers)

  • Ability to efficiently process a large volume of daily work

  • Ability to use SAP software

  • Ability to work independently

  • Self-motivated

Special Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate in a variety of business settings.

  • Ability to utilize a PC.

  • Ability to work at a fast pace.

  • Ability to sit for 8 hours per day.

  • Ability to use a variety of systems and computer applications.

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