• Credit Analyst

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion, is seeking a Credit Analyst.  ACCO Brands Corporation markets products in over 100 countries across the globe through our own sales force and distribution networks. A global office products powerhouse, our leading brands help people work better in every workspace, everywhere. After more than 100 years of leadership in the office products industry, we look forward to continuing our tradition by hiring talented individuals guided by a spirit of innovation.  


    The Credit Analyst will perform analysis to evaluate financial and operational performance to evaluate risk as it pertains to repayment of trade receivables. In addition, this role will require an ability to synthesize and communicate changes in credit risk status to management, along with recommendations on changing a customer's credit limit.  The Credit Analyst will report to the Credit Manager.


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Monitor, review and release daily orders for customers based on credit terms and limits.
    • Prepare credit write-ups based on financial information from reporting agencies.
    • Complete ratio, trend and cash flow analysis to determine if a customer is eligible for extended credit terms.
    • Perform month-end GL activities and reporting to management.
    • Review and update financial analysis for reviews per company policy.
    • Approve credit terms based on authority levels and seek approval for higher limits.
    • Work closely with sales teams and customer master to establish credit limits and terms.
    • Reviews content and provides corrective instructions to AR team spreadsheets for customers, adequacy of supporting documentation, customer reports and internal reports on customer performance.
    • Analyze customer and internal data establishing the cause of key issues; develops solutions and triggers appropriate action to avoid future occurrences.  Implement process solutions and communicates with major customer departments, indirect and direct internal departments.


    Position Qualifications


    • 3-5 years accounts receivable or credit experience
    • Four year degree required, finance or accounting preferred 
    • NACM certification preferred
    • Clearly capable of working in a multitask environment
    • Detail-orientation required
    • Persistent follow-up skills requiring multiple sign-offs on issues at different levels of authority at both ACCO and customer departments
    • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple internal departments and external customers
    • Produce written communication containing all relevant information, clearly expressed reasoning and recommended actions or next steps to produce results
    • Able to perform effectively in a team environment
    • Comfortable in monitoring, providing direction, training and requesting needed information
    • Demonstrated use of software with a variety of different system skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word



    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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