Senior Credit Analyst

This position will be involved with all aspects of credit process including but not limited to evaluating customer financial data, determining credit worthiness, establishing credit limits, charge-back/dispute resolution, and collection of delinquent accounts to minimize bad debt risk while maximizing accounts receivable performance.  The Credit Analyst works under the direction of the Credit and Collections Manager and/or the Operational Group Controller. 

Responsibilites:

  • Participate in weekly & monthly analysis to determine collection targets and strategies based on credit limits, aging, payment performance and risk assessments
  • Participate in analysis to proactively and pre-emptively identify and resolve future credit complications likely to inhibit product shipments
  • Collection of receivables and metal balances per target strategies developed weekly, monthly and annually
  • Report preparation and maintenance relative to collection targets and strategies such as delinquent/past due accounts, over limit accounts and critical accounts
  • Negotiates documentation and payment terms with customers to ensure transactions are properly secured 
  • Skillfully interface with the sales department to communicate credit decisions and ensures timely review of new customers, and proactively identify future credit risks and concerns
  • Initiates process improvement and quality reviews to simplify and improve productivity and proactively support customers
  • Track, resolve and reconcile deductions with External Customers and Customer Service 
  • Monitors credit lines and prepare appropriate reports as required
  • Guides and educates both sales team and customers to our Credit Policy and works to ensure compliance
  • Support month end closing activity inclusive but not limited to bad debt risk assessment models, AR Metrics such as DSO, AR account reconciliation, intercompany account confirmations and related reports
  • Participate in the preparation of the Monthly Board package in slide preparation relative to AR responsibilities and reporting
  • Cash application backup support
  • Other tasks or special projects as assigned

Educational and Experience Qualifications:

  • Preference Degree in Accounting or Business
  • Will consider Associates degree in Accounting, Finance or related field with appropriate related work experience
  • 5+ years of pregressive experience within an Accounts Receivable department (preference for Corporate AR environment)

Other Qualifications:

  • Very strong computer skills - Excel
  • Strong computer skills – MS Office and Powerpoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of professional and personal integrity in dealing with all levels of Company personnel, customers, financial institutions and vendors
  • Strong problem solving and customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

LeachGarner is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.