Finance Manager AR

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This role is part of the Global Transactional Finance organization. The most important aspect of this position is being the key point for all Account Receivable process and a strong Business Partner for the business actors. This Finance Manager has direct interaction with the Channel Risk Management team, the Pricing team and the Sales network. She / he will actively contribute to the continuous improvement to insure an efficient globalization of the AR activities and digital transformation.

What you will be doing:

• Responsible for all activities of the overall Account Receivable functions
• Establishes strategic and collaborative methods to increase cash flow, reduces bad debt, eliminates waste
• Simplifies, improves and harmonizes existing complex processes and systems for account reconciliations and month-end closing
• Standardizes processes and procedures, and continuously improves the financial and operational processes of the Group
• Assists in the design, implementation and monitoring efforts of internal controls relevant to Steelcase’s business objectives
• Ensures effective AR processes and implements efficient process changes consistent with best practices
• Account Receivables Acumen
• Oversees overall receivable processes, including billing, collection, cash application and Accounts Receivable operations at Steelcase. Understanding our dealer /direct customer processes and support process improvements and customer satisfaction
• Manages the Accounts Receivable cycle to ensure accurate and timely billings of Steelcase products and services. Resolves queries, has daily contact with Steelcase sales controllers and dealership sales and operations teams, flags accounts of concern, reconciles accounts, enforces company terms and conditions with customer base
• Identify ways to mitigate credit risk and keeps dealer and customer accounts current and thus reduce group DSO to targeted levels
• Be the primary support for the Credit Manager
• Review receivable aging and coordinate with Channel Risk Management team to improve receivable turnover. Maintains A/R cashbook and ensures reconciliation to meet reporting timetables, including posting cash and allocating remittances
• Review billing transactions for accuracy and timeliness
• Provides input on performance of other finance employees in the function/on the team.
• Coaches/mentors finance team members

Who you are:

• Bachelor’s degree + 3/4 Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in AR processing
• Minimum 3 years of management experience
• Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills in English
• The rare ability to empathize with customers looking to avoid paying bills whilst being extremely tough and professional to ensure the best financial interests of Steelcase