• Credit Manager

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    1
    Company
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    ACCO Brands, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion, is seeking a Credit Manager for our Lake Zurich, IL headquarters.

     

    The Credit Manager will manage the credit department and make decisions concerning credit limits, acceptable levels of risk and terms of payment to customers.  In addition, this role will continually monitor and assess the current financial environment of our customers to reduce the company’s financial risk.  The Credit Manager will report to the Credit/AR Shared Services Manager.

     

     

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Develop and standardize written policy documentation related to the credit and customer credit review process.
    • Interface with sales organization to communicate credit decisions and ensure timely review of new customers.
    • Responsible for making an informed approval / reject decision communicating such in a timely manner.
    • Perform month-end GL activities and reporting to management.
    • Review, update and report financial analysis of top customers and present findings to management for review and approval.
    • Plan and organize activities of credit with the customer set up team to ensure file reviews are completed timely and accurately.
    • Initiate process improvement and quality reviews to simplify and improve productivity.
    • Negotiate documentation and payment terms with customers to ensure transactions are properly secured.
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of a training program for Credit Analysts and other support team members.
    • Assist in internal quality control, audit review issues and responding to audit findings.
    • Resolve any open credit issues with customers.
    • Develop management reporting on credit-related projects with a focus on efficiencies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Position Qualifications

    • 5-7 years credit experience
    • Four year degree required, finance or accounting preferred
    • NACM certifications preferred
    • SAP  ERP experience preferred 
    • Vast understanding of credit reporting agencies (D&B, Experian)
    • Proficient in reading and interpreting financial statements for the purpose of underwriting credit
    • Excellent written and verbal communications
    • Ability to manage relationships internally and externally
    • Strong audit background, problem solving and customer service skills
    • Capable of working in a multitask environment
    • Persistent follow-up skills requiring multiple sign-offs on issues at different levels of authority at both ACCO and customer departments
    • Produces written communication containing all relevant information, clearly expressed reasoning and recommended actions or next steps to produce results
    • 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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