Accounts Receivable/ Collections Manager (TBD)

Lear Corporation Southfield, MI
Education, Experience & Skills Required:

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance or equivalent work history

* Minimum of five years A/R, Credit & Collection experience in a medium or large

* company (Auto Industry experience preferred)

* Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel & Word applications

* Knowledge of A/S400 based systems using BPCS operating software helpful.

* Team oriented with excellent written/verbal communication skills and a high level of initiative and persistence

* Ability to contact and correspond with large customer accounts

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

* All phases of customer collections & A/R account reconciliation

* Manage a team of 10 AR employees responsible for cash application and reporting

* Work with Purchasing and Accounts Payable to review & release customer orders on credit hold

* Approve netting customer payments

* Work with Treasury on forecasting variances daily

* Weekly reporting for forecasting and past dues

* Support Global past due reporting and end of quarter cash calls

* Maintain payment terms, approve customer set-ups, assign customers to analysts

* Understand how to post cash and resolve customer deductions and short payments

* Manage relationships with internal and external customers

* Maintain KPI's and month end reporting

* Ensure compliance with AR procedures

* Provide assistance to the AR team, plants and Shared Services Director as needed

Special or unique qualifications desired:

* Highly organized, efficient and persistent

* Ability and willingness to enforce policies and standards

* Ability to understand contacts with limited English language skills

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