Manager, Accounts Receivable in Alpharetta, GA at LeasePlan

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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The Manager, Accounts Receivable (collectively Collections and Cash Applications) will work closely with the Vice President, Financial Services, 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 direct the collections and cash applications staff over all 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.  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.

  • Manage the day to day collection operations to ensure that receivables are collected in a timely manner. Support this effort by involving relevant Business Divisions in order to fully leverage 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 function, ensuring that cash received is applied timely and correctly to clients’ accounts.
  • Work with Vice President, Financial Services, to create and/or modify departmental goals, policies and procedures regarding A/R processing, including process improvements.
  • Meet monthly with Vice President, Financial Services, to review all collections matters as well as potential write-offs, and make appropriate recommendations within prescribed parameters.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to facilitate solutions for customer A/R issues and improve customer payment cycle and operational processes.
  • Provide monthly reporting of actual results versus targeted goals and forecasts for A/R and aging balances; collections; DSO; and other selected KPIs.
  • Investigate and resolve all payment discrepancies and invoice disputes within established guidelines to support the timely collection of receivables. Negotiate the resolution of collection matters, engaging Sales, third-party collection agencies and legal counsel, as necessary.
  • Provide effective leadership and coaching to the Collections/Cash Apps staff for the purpose of team building, employee training, and overall growth.
  • Conduct Performance Appraisals for each member of the A/R staff at least twice annually.
  • Represent the A/R team on any company-wide project or initiative as assigned by the Vice President, Financial Services.
  • Take the lead with respect to hiring new members for the A/R team, 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.

Education & Experience:   Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business in addition to 5+years experience in a commercial collections environment; 5+ years  prior management experience required; Intermediate Excel skills required

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