Finance   /   Stamford, CT   /   Accounts Receivable Analyst
Job Code 1392
Job Title Accounts Receivable Analyst
Location Stamford, CT
Department Finance
Description

About Harvest Hill:
Formed in June 2014, Harvest Hill has grown into one of the nation's leading independent beverage companies in the U.S. Our family of iconic brands, including Juicy Juice(R), SunnyD(R), Veryfine(R), Fruit2O(R), Little HUG(R), Daily's Cocktails(R), Nutrament(R) and Green Beginnings(R) will continue to delight families for years to come. Harvest Hill Beverage Company is located in Stamford, CT and is owned by private equity firm Brynwood Partners. For more information, visit harvesthill.com.

Position Summary:
The Accounts Receivable Analyst role provides analytical expertise in managing customer portfolios to ensure receivables are paid within terms of sale. The role also ensures that deductions are identified and resolved within established timeframes and corporate guidelines. The Accounts Receivable Analyst works to prevent future deductions by performing root cause analysis and identifying process improvements and other solutions. This role is responsible for developing, supporting, and reporting key performance indicators as well as supporting the development and execution of cash operations strategies, projects, and initiatives.

Primary Position Responsibilities:
Portfolio Reporting and Analysis: 30%
• Analyze and communicate Customer and HHBC driven behaviors causing accounts receivable issues to include deduction activity and past due payment trends.
• Develop effective working partnership with customers, brokers and internal HHBC counterparts to identify and resolve noncompliant behavior/issues.
• Conduct business reviews on a periodic basis. May be customer facing or through teleconference.
Actively participate on project teams as a part of the Customer Operations and Cash Operations organization to drive continuous improvements throughout the business.
Accounts Receivable & Deduction Management: 70%
• Manage payment performance of customer(s) within HHBC terms of sale, policies, and procedural guidelines.
• Perform prompt collection of past due receivables.
• Accurately identify, validate, and clear customer deductions according to established business processes and timelines, and within corporate guidelines.
• Perform prompt identification and collection of invalid deductions.
• Reduce incoming deductions by identifying process improvement opportunities. Initiate/Drive the reduction by engaging and utilizing support of appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
Required Qualifications:
• BS/BA degree (or equivalent work experience)
• 5+ years of AR experience
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently, creatively, and efficiently with minimal direction in an unstructured environment
• Strong planning and organization skills: ability to establish work plans, multi-task, and prioritize simultaneous projects
• Thorough and detail oriented
• Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced experience using Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word

Desired Qualifications:
• High proficiency with computer systems and enterprise software
• Experience in identifying, initiating and driving improvements to processes and work streams
• Energy, enthusiasm, commitment, courage, and entrepreneurial excitement