Accounts Receivable Manager


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Montreal, QC, CA 

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Full time, Part time



Position Title:

Accounts Receivable Manager

Job Description:

Sleeman Breweries Ltd. is the leading brewery distributor of premium beer in Canada and the third largest brewing company nation-wide. Currently we are hiring a National Accounts Receivable Manager to work out of our Lachine, QC location. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team and an amazing company.
Summary of the position:
Reporting into the Director of Finance, Risk Management the Accounts Receivable Manager will be responsible of directing and coordinating the customer credit and collections functions including billing, bad debt reserve analysis & third-party collection.  Manage credit approvals consistent with the national credit policy, periodically review credit of existing customers, and assess the creditworthiness of potential customers.  Enforce and improve processes to maximize collection and limit losses. Directly supervises 6 staff, and indirectly oversees 9 additional staff.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Plan, direct, and lead billing activities for all customers across multiple markets/provinces
  • Design, implement, and enforce efficient, timely and accurate billing practices supported by policies and procedures
  • Develop, build, and maintain internal controls collaboratively with others (e.g. sales staff, other regional staff) around accurate billing to customers  
  • Reconciles the revenue/billing on a timely basis in Oracle
  • Implement, document, and maintain internal control around approved price lists, discount factors, and discretionary rebates and promotions
  • Develop new or updates existing policies, procedures, and work instructions related to accounts receivables
  • Attend monthly credit meeting and stays up-to-date with industry trends and knowledge
  • Oversee and approve the processing of customer refunds and overage cheques
  • Establish work standards, develop work objectives, and design/maintain effective work-flows and operating procedures
  • Manage and complete special projects as they arise
  • Manage collection process of accounts receivable in accordance with corporate policy and procedure
  • Review collection reports to determine status of collections and balances outstanding and evaluates effectiveness of current collection policies and procedures.
  • Implement, document, and maintain adequate and effective internal controls around credit card collections
  • Implement, document, and maintain internal control around invoices supported by purchase order, receipts, or approvals
  • Takes all efforts in collecting payment before assigning bad debt status to the account. Maintain and develop procedures as to minimize bad debts
  • Prepares corporate authorization requests (CARs) for write offs
  • Produce weekly key performance indicators and reviews with Finance management and team  
Oracle Maintenance: AR Module
  • Develop, update, and complete Oracle AR module maintenance task list (e.g., scheduled entries, create accounting) as well as other recurring tasks
  • Oversees Oracle AR module set-ups including customer master data, closing fiscal periods, and scheduled AR journal entries
  • Ensure optimization and accuracy of system generated journal entries
Month end
  • Manage the monthly reconciliation of other AR related GL accounts (e.g., unapplied cash, unclaimed credits, clearing, accrual, bad debt, charge-backs) with sub-ledger balances including reclassification of journal entries Explain AR processes and procedures (e.g., aging, reconciliations, write offs) to internal and external users including auditors
  • Prepare AR quarter-end & year-end schedules as determined by auditors
  • Develop succession plan and supervise Oracle super-users within Accounts Receivable team
  • Provide the necessary Oracle and development training for team members
  • Manage work load issues effectively to create a workplace that increases staff retention, and strengthens communication within and outside the department
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance and provide constructive feedback
  • Support and oversee internal and external accounts receivable reports and related requests
  • Build strong relationship with strategic customers
  • Collaborate with internal departments regarding processes and controls relating to price lists, discounts, rebates
  • Proactive team player and works in partnership with Finance Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis teams to optimize processes around reporting, analysis of credit, collections, and billing
  • Maintain close working relationship and communication with the Regional Sales & Marketing Managers

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with Professional Accounting Designation (i.e. CGA or CCP) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7  years of related experience, with at least 3 years management experience
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience working with large ERP systems
  • Self-motivated, strong leader, who can drive department strategy and change, develop new ideas and creative solutions; focused on continuous improvement
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a changing work environment
  • Ability to work well within tight deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience in credit granting, invoicing, and collections
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, senior management staff, and outside agencies
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written in French and English
  • Superior analytical, interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Provide acceptable criminal and credit check
  • Ability to project values compatible with the organization
  • Strong team player with leadership skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to build relationships

Sleeman Breweries

Sleeman Breweries jobs
551 Clair Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1E9
Guelph, ON, Canada

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