Assistant Credit Manager

Location

Kent, WA

Overview

Responsible for maintaining daily functions of credit authorization and collection of accounts receivable.  Also responsible for other accounts recieveable functions as assigned by the Credit Manager. 

Essential Functions

  1. Under the direction of the Credit Manager ensure that credit procedures are followed effectively and that continuous flow of communication is maintained.
  2. Handle orders on credit hold.
  3. Handle collection on assigned accounts (e.g., international customers, etc.)
  4. Set and review customer account terms and credit limits.  Review financial results of key accounts and negotiation of terms when necessary.
  5. Prepare and review receivables reports; establish weekly collection priorities.
  6. Prepare and distribute management reporting.
  7. Keep up with current A/R events by maintaining relationships with other credit professionals, maintaining memberships in credit and professional groups, and by utilizing sources such as newspapers, industry publications and magazines.
  8. Respond to requests and provide analysis as needed from Controller.

INTERACTION & ENVIRONMENT:

  • Reports To: Credit Manager
  • Work areas are inside in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Computer                                Fax Machine                             Copier

Printer                                     E-Mail                                      Ten Key/Calculator

Telephone                                General Office Supplies            Voice Mail

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 90% of time is spent working at a desk.  Balance of time (approximately 10%) is spent moving around work areas.
  • Speaking/Hearing:  Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, customers, and outside agencies, by telephone and in person.
  • Vision:  Ability to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials, memos and other appropriate paperwork.
  • Lifting/Carrying:  Ability to transport fifty (50) pounds of files and supplies by hand and up to 150 pounds by hand-truck.
  • Stooping/Kneeling:  Ability to access files and supplies.
  • Reaching/Handling:  Ability to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies.

PROFICIENIES:

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person and over the phone.
  2. Strong word processing and computer database skills with accurate typing/ keyboarding skills (50 wpm).
  3. Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to provide leadership and work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  4. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  5. Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  6. Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.
  7. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  8. Solid financial analysis skills.
  9. Knowledge of credit and commercial laws.
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  11. Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  12. Ability to study and apply new information.
  13. Exhibit a professional, business like appearance and demeanor.

Position Type:
Full Time

Required Experience:
NACM certification or college equivalent, and at least three (3) years of experience in credit, collections and A/R management

Minimum Education:
Bachelors Degree

Level:
Experienced (Non-­Manager)

A drug screen is required of all applications for this position.

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