Credit Collections Lead

Locatie: Weert
For an organization in Weert (Netherlands) we are searching for a Credit & Collections Lead.
The person in this role will be responsible for the Accounts Receivables function | AVís customers based in the EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Australia regions. The role is a hands-on supervisor role including, but not limited to, Cash Collections, Dunning, Dispute Resolution and A/R Reporting
Duties and accountabilities: 
  • Be responsible for collections and reconciliation of customer accounts. Analyze to determine past-due accounts and perform collection activities
  • Conduct a proactive follow-up on customer payments, ensuring cash is collected by due date and preempting issues that could lead to a delayed payment. Maintaining daily contact with customers to ensure that cash is received on or before the due date
  • Supervise two Credit and Collection Representatives
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders such as credit insurerís, collection agencies, and auditors
  • Assist in maintaining relevant and accurate customer master records, while ensuring all internal controls and company policies are followed
  • Assist in resolving customer claims/issues and engaging with cross functional business partners to ensure timely resolution in any customer dispute, with a strong focus on providing excellent customer service.
  • Participate in AR related projects, including UAT and system testing, with relevant functional teams in EMEA, Asia Pacific, Australia
  • Actively participate in the Month End closing process, including completing reconciliations and other month end tasks, working closely with the broader Finance Department, to ensure a successful and timely close.
Job Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability working with minimal supervision and exercising judgment in developing and implementing strategies for results
  • Solid understanding of credit & collections policies, procedures & strategies related to business customers
  • Proven ability to read, interpret and understand credit reports
  • Excellent negotiation and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and reconciliation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively tailor conversations with customer contacts of varying management levels and company size
  • Ability to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and to appropriately prioritize workload based upon organization or department needs
  • Ability to multi-task; while providing high attention to details
  • Proven knowledge and application of current accounting practices and good math skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel
  •  Proficient in the use of ERP A/R software
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues
  • Be detail-oriented and have excellent follow through skills
  • Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
  • Associates degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or other related field with a minimum of five (5) years commercial credit and collections experience; or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Advanced education and proven experience in financial statement analysis, bankruptcy, credit & contract law and negotiation
  • Previous utilization of ERP system
Special Job Requirements:
  • Must be available for long, varied work hours at times 
  • Fluent in Dutch, English and preferably one other foreign language

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelorís degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business strongly preferred
  • Previous utilization of SAP extremely helpful
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with large retailers

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