Salary Mid-Point: $55,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Title: Accounts Receivable Analyst

Reports to: Controller

Location: Chicago

The role is an opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable professional to support a fast paced entrepreneurial organization that is passionate about food and seeks to continually use optimal business tools and innovative ways to deliver for our clients and customers.  Our business teams are nimble, flexible and adaptive as to how we manage our business in competitive markets.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The role is an opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable professional to support a fast paced entrepreneurial organization that is passionate about food and seeks to continually use optimal business tools and innovative ways to deliver for our clients and customers. Our business teams are nimble, flexible and quickly adapt to how we manage our business in competitive markets.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of the order-to-cash lifecycle, management of SKUs, inventory management, accrual accounting, and have a strong grasp of accounting principles.

Key Responsibilities may include:

  • Handle customer and supplier setup. Ensure information obtained is complete based on established SOPs
  • Generate proforma and final invoices. Maintain positive customer service relations
  • Track customer payments received relative to payment terms
  • Notify the sales team when expected payments are not received
  • Track and report all changes to the original proforma invoice
  • Conduct the credit review process to determine the credit limit that can be offered to customers. Ensure customers stay within their credit limits
  • Calculate commissions due on sales
  • Ad hoc analysis on revenue and costs vs expectations

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working in the Finance team of a mid-sized business, preferably in the wholesale food and beverage or CPG industry,
  • 1-2 years of experience working on A/R management, direct customer communication, and financial accounting recording transactions and journal entries directly in the accounting system

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience using Quickbooks Online, NetSuite, Sage Intacct, or similar accounting systems is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of credit risk, credit insurance, and payment terms
  • Extreme attention to detail and willingness to take initiative and resolve issues proactively
  • Able to collaborate with different teams and team members
  • Positive and professional demeanor