• Commercial (B2B) Credit Analyst -

    Job Locations US-GA-Alpharetta
    Job ID
    2018-1621
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance
  • Overview

    Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service and growth since its founding in 1873 and we create value by improving the image and performance of everything we touch. Based in Alpharetta, GA with R&D and manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, Neenah is a publicly traded company and a global leader serving customers across 6 continents in more than 80 countries. We are a leading manufacturer of both specialty, performance-based products that serve a variety of end markets, and premium fine papers and packaging used to convey and enhance image through unique colors, textures, and finishes. Neenah presents true, varied and exciting choices that are both environmentally and aesthetically exceptional through sound environmental practices at our manufacturing facilities.

     

    Neenah is actively searching for a Commercial (B2B) Credit Analyst to join our team in the Corporate Office in Alpharetta, GA. This position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic company in a highly visible Accounts Receivable and Credit Analyst role. The role requires an energetic individual with strong business acumen, excellent operations skills and commercial credit experience (B2B). The ideal candidate will be able to make and sustain a positive impact by optimizing free cash flow and improve operational performance in the areas of AR and Credit.  In addition, they will also partner with business management to leverage customer credit information to promote company revenue and earnings growth. The AR/Credit Analyst is also responsible for enabling operating efficiencies and value-added services by resolving invoicing, pricing, and credit discrepancies. This is a key credit and collections role for the business and will have International exposure. Individuals with manufacturing experience will do well.

     

    Responsibilities

    Key Areas of Responsibility

    • Provide strong leadership to Neenah's credit teams to support our working capital & free cash flow targets.  Make appropriate decisions on credit risk, financial exposure, and setting credit limits.
    • Leverage data and analytics to understand credit risks and shape proactive strategies to support Neenah's corporate strategies.
    • Active interaction with customers and account teams to establish appropriate credit terms; managing relationships with clients in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
    • Direct management of company aged receivables and accounts receivable write-offs.
    • Refine and enhance credit strategy utilizing knowledge of industry leading practices.  Work in parallel with our sales goals and initiatives.
    • Ensure smooth integration of recently acquired companies into credit process.
    • Report outstanding aged accounts to the Credit Manager on a monthly basis.  Communicate on customer analytics.
    • Ensure active engagement with internal and external partner teams, including CFO, Controllers, Treasury, Sales, Service Delivery Managers, and Accounts Receivable team as well as other organizations to optimize cash receipts, and minimize AR aging profile and bad-debt expense.
    • Ensure adherence to collection activity and facilitate resolution of related issues.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or International Business required
    • 4+years of experience in a combination of accounts receivable, accounting, finance or international business
    • Commercial (B2B) Credit experience - Manufacturing experience is a plus. 
    • Basic knowledge of financial analysis in order to interpret financial reporting including but not limited to balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, notes to financials
    • Ability to interpret various financial reporting sources such as D&B, Graydon, or Credit Risk Monitor
    • Advanced ability within collections and utilizing various techniques to convert accounts receivable into cash flow
    • Advanced knowledge of Incoterms and related payment vehicles- Letter of Credit, Cash Against Documents (CAD), etc.
    • Excellent analytical skills, with knowledge of collections, credit, accounting and finance principles, experienced in assessing portfolio and customer risk
    • Ability to adjust to and work effectively in a dynamic, changing environment
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills (at all levels of management)
    • Good conflict management and negotiation skills  
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively build positive and profitable global business with customers
    • International credit experience is a plus

     

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