As a leader on the Finance team, this role is accountable for collaborative efforts to accomplish strategic initiatives related to cash application, accounts receivable, customer set-up, unclaimed property, and DSO (Days Sales Outstanding). The Accounts Receivable Supervisor position will report to the Sr Manager of Shared Services & Integrations; and with other leaders on the team, implement process improvements and innovative solutions for process efficiency and cash flow improvements.
The Shared Services Supervisor, Accounts Receivable will lead by example, with a team-player mindset, and drive accountability with each team member. This Supervisor position will be accountable for all internal controls and compliance within the Accounts Receivable systems and processes. As a member of Finance leadership, this role will partner with other functional area leaders to drive and disseminate the company's strategic initiatives and ensure that the team is providing quality service to internal and external customers such as Business Unit Controllers, Credit & Collections, Accounting, and the HLT.
Role and Responsibilities
Manage daily Accounts Receivable (AR) operations, approving and authoring various transactions as defined by our systems and limits of authority.
Drive accountability for internal control compliance of all AR activities and support all internal and external audit requests.
Support team needs, coordinating cross-functional efforts that drive process improvements and support the Hussmann strategic Initiatives.
Explore and lead innovative solutions and initiatives to eliminate highly manual tasks within Shared Services.
Develop cross-training programs to eliminate single points of failure and ensure business continuity.
Support talent development and succession planning within the AR team.
Continually evaluate talent and skillset needs that support Hussmann strategic direction and technology initiatives.
Collaborate across departments and communicate with internal and external customer to achieve results.
Generate reporting to support system reconciliation and performance metrics. Coordinate the daily reconciliation of systems and cash to ensure each is in balance. Work with IT and appropriate Finance and Branch personnel to resolve any out of balance conditions.
Manage AR offsets, bad debt entries, and miscellaneous cash receipts; preparing and posting journal entries in multiple systems.
Prepare month-end close and other AR-related reports. Perform monthly Accounting close activities such as clearing intercompany invoices from AR, approving adjustments, opening/closing AR periods and scheduling AR production reports.
Work collaboratively with members of the Treasury, Tax, and Accounting departments to ensure proper recording of transactions.
Manage the Unclaimed Property processes throughout the year, annually preparing and submitting a consolidated Unclaimed Property report to Panasonic.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
5 years of increasing responsibility within AR / Finance / Accounting roles
2+ years of people management experience preferred
Results oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
Able to think strategically and out of the box
Ability to see the larger picture and communicate vision, goals, and scopes that are larger than this position’s responsibilities
Demonstrated ability and passion for mentoring, training, and coaching others
Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and thorough
Ability to simultaneously manage competing priorities and projects
Excellent communication skills with good Customer Service focus
Extensive experience with financial ERP systems, Oracle or SAP preferred
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required; preferred knowledge in any or all of:
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power BI
RPA or machine learning
Project management experience a definite plus