Accounts Receivable Manager in Alpharetta, GA at LeasePlan

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

The Manager, Accounts Receivable (collectively Collections and Cash Applications) will work closely with the Vice President, Risk Management to ensure the timely and effective collections and application of the company receivables, in order to maintain LeasePlan's working capital/cash flow objectives.  The Manager, Accounts Receivable will facilitate collections for clients in litigation (and other escalated or strategic accounts).  Pursuant to this, the Manager, Accounts Receivable will work with legal counsel when necessary to protect LeasePlan's interests. The Manager, Accounts Receivable will direct the collections and cash applications staff over all LP business units.  The Manager shall also be responsible for Business Analysis responsibilities relative to the teams KRIs/KPI's, month end closing process, as well as responsibilities around the development of departmental efficiencies.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the day to day collection operations of the Corporate Fleet and Truck Divisions to ensure that receivables are collected in a timely manner. Support this effort by involving relevant Business Divisions (Truck, Fleet, SME) in order to fully leverage off of all existing relationships.
  • Handle collections for escalated and/or select strategic accounts, which would include chronically delinquent clients and legal/bankrupt accounts.
  • Manage the cash applications functions, ensuring that cash received is applied timely and correctly to client's accounts.
  • Work with Vice President, Risk Management to create and/or modify departmental goals, policies and procedures regarding A/R processing.
  • Meet monthly with Vice President, Risk Management to review all collections matters as well as potential write-offs, and make appropriate recommendations within prescribed parameters.
  • Facilitate and participate in regular (meaningful) meetings with the A/R group to ensure consistency and effective teamwork.
  • Conduct Performance Appraisals for each member of the A/R staff at least twice annually.
  • Provide effective leadership and coaching to the Collections staff for the purpose of team building, employee training, and overall growth.
  • Represent the A/R team on any company-wide project or initiative as assigned by the Vice President, Risk Management
  • Take the lead with respect to hiring new members to the A/R staff, as well as any disciplinary action that may be required.
  • Ensure that departmental processes are designed and implemented in a way to mitigate operational risks / losses including those related to payroll and payroll processes
  • Effectively manage timekeeping and payroll tools, conduct timely performance appraisals and follow up, insure all employees meet training and development goals, including any other management duties for all direct reports..
  • Communicate with co-workers, team members, management, clients and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Demonstrate reliable and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties assigned to ensure overall departmental efficiency.

Job Competencies

  • Conceptually responsive, demonstrates financial and numerical astuteness.
  • Assumes responsibility and takes accountability through effective use of time, organization and structure.
  • Develops rapport and creates useful internal relationships
  • Acts confidently and assertively, delegating tasks and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates coaching and motivation skills while maintaining an open and approachable style.
  • Successfully negotiates to solve problems.

Education: College degree from a four year accredited institution, with a degree in Accounting, Business or Finance PREFERRED

Experience: 5+ years experience in a commercial collections environment.  Prior management experience required.

Skills: Good language and communication skills.  Supreme negotiation skills.  Good math aptitude.  Basic PC skills.  Experience with litigation and collection and bankruptcy law.  Must be poised under pressure, and must be decisive.  Must fully understand the financial impact of their decisions on the company's bottom line.  Be an effective communicator and team leader.

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