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Senior Accounts Receivable Manager

Company: Speedo
Location: Cypress
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

WE ARE SPEEDO The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America---s 1 goggle brand. From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships. Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are. It---s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do. Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family. We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world. We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, SeaVees, Red or Dead and we---re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors. All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we---re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future. We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do. At Pentland, we---re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we---re not only doing a great job, but we---re doing it in the right way: --- Success is a team game --- With clarity and courage --- Better as standard --- In good conscience We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Accounts Receivable (AR) Senior Manager will act as a key member within the North American Finance Department reporting into the Regional Controller. Overseeing a team of nine, the primarily responsibilities of this role are: --- Full ownership of the AR ledger to optimize the sales to cash conversion for Speedo North America, as well as additional brands in the US portfolio. --- Oversee the AR sub-functions: 1) Collections, 2) Risk, 3) Chargebacks, and 4) Cash applications. --- Key business partner to the sales function to ensure customer credit and collections are maintained. Enlist the efforts of the sales team when necessary, to accelerate the collection process --- Drive KPI performance in line with the company expectations: 85% current aged debt, chargeback prevention, ensure no unallocated cash and mitigate bad debt risk. --- Responsible for monitoring and maintaining assigned accounts within the collections function --- customer calls, reconciliations, prepayments and if necessary, assisting clients with discrepancies and resolving short payments. --- Ensure all invoices are properly transmitted to customers (EDI 810/customer portal, virtual mailroom, or print to post) --- Serve as an escalation point for collection calls and/or correspondence (emails) in a fast-paced goal orientated collections department. --- Oversee customer service regarding credit & collection issues, process credit cards, refunds if necessary, submit and review account adjustments. --- Accountable for reducing delinquency for assigned accounts, including ownership over clearing and preventing chargebacks. --- Support in opening new account, including full credit risk assessment from the credit and risk team. --- Processing Credit Card Payments on our credit card portals (e.g., WorldPay) --- Partake in weekly reviews to identify and resolve any customer issues. --- Assist in month-end close duties (bad debt & chargeback reporting, month end aging with comments). --- Oversee daily credit hold report activities --- release credit worthy customers and oversee reports sent out to sales managers for ongoing review. --- Weekly and Monthly Reporting of collection and credit issues to the wider business. --- Reviewing the B2B forward order book report monthly to mitigate forward-looking limit issues. --- Assist in reconciling other customer accounts as required, including intercompany and D2C website customers. --- Additional ad hoc tasks as required. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE : What you need to have: --- 12 years--- experience within the Accounts Receivable function, including 7 managing a team servicing all AR sub-functions. --- Wholesale consumer products experience with EDI accounts --- SAP experience preferred --- Proficiency in Microsoft, including Excel and Outlook --- B2B platform experience preferred --- Ability to work in a multi-functional and multi-national entity business --- Strong attention to detail/goal orientated --- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities --- Agility, must be nimble and navigate shifting priorities in a dynamic environment What we need to see in you: --- Confident and professional --- Proactive, exceptionally well organized and able to prioritize and multi-task behind areas adding value to Pentland --- Able to liaise and influence and build relationships with people at all levels, including commercial --- Strong leadership, gravitas, and influencing skills --- Dedicated to maintaining high standards Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.

Keywords: Speedo, Cypress , Senior Accounts Receivable Manager, Executive , Cypress, California

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