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Supervisor, Accounts Receivable & Credit Risk Management

www.helenoftroy.com

www.helenoftroy.com

Accounting & Finance, People & HR, Operations
El Paso, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Join our Finance Team at Helen of Troy as our Supervisor, Accounts Receivable & Credit Risk Management (hybrid work onsite and from home), and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

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In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Work Location – El Paso, TX

What you will be doing:

The Supervisor of Accounts Receivable & Credit Risk Management is responsible for supervising and assessing the company’s exposure to risk as it relates to receivables balances and new customer requests. This individual will be managing a team of Accounts Receivable Specialists and Senior Specialists. Leadership is expected to result in timely, accurate, and professional collections, claims management, and cash applications. Responsibilities also include accurate reporting of Receivables balances for Home & Outdoor, Beauty & Wellness operating units in the US, Canada, and Latin America to the upper management team.

This individual will also be responsible for developing and fostering an engaging work environment that promotes a solid work/life balance, recognition for results, and displaying a positive cultural influence regularly.

  • Provides timely and balanced coaching to the AR Specialist Sr AR Specialists, and other staff as requested or needed, to ensure all department processes, expectations, and cultural initiatives are being adhered to in all areas

  • Takes bold actions to strengthen the business results. Willing to take an unpopular stand to challenge the status quo. Thoroughly considers options when making decisions

  • Uses logic and data to improve the performance and operations of the team

  • Attract, retain, and develop employees with high accountability and technical skills

  • Continuously complete performance assessment trending to identify areas of opportunity. Implement proper booster training to bridge skill gaps. Identify key people and set up training programs as part of career development/succession plans

  • Supervise the structure of the team (people) to ensure appropriate workloads, information flow, and succession planning

  • Takes an active role in establishing department policies, procedures, processes, expectations, cultural initiatives, team-building exercises, employee engagement, etc

  • Find opportunities within our processes and present proposals that will lead to improved risk management, automation, and process efficiency

  • Analysis of customer financial statements, trade references, industry reports and reviews, etc. to determine the appropriate level of credit exposure for existing and new customer accounts. The purpose is to limit the company’s overall risk/exposure

  • Review and approve of system submissions of credit and debit transactions, as well as customer deductions through the Oracle Trade Management system that are for dollar amounts over the approval threshold of the AR Supervisors

  • Review the Credit Exception Report, which generates daily, showing all customer orders that have experienced a systematic “Credit Check Failure” preventing shipment. This review is to determine if customer orders being flagged should be released for shipment or held until accounts issues are resolved

  • Complete all required month end reporting within the Corporate Finance calendar time-frame with no exceptions. Completion of these reports includes detailed commentary for delinquent balances and recommendations for reserves pertaining to doubtful accounts (Bad Debt Reserve)

  • Drives effective and timely communication with internal and external customers, as well as upper leadership

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Leadership ability to train and direct staff

  • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in using a PC and Microsoft applications, with expertise in Excel

  • Financial acumen

  • Ability to work independently and multi task well

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related subject

  • 5+ years of leadership experience

  • Experience with an ERP System

  • Proven proficiency in MS Excel (Pivot Tables, Spreadsheet Analysis, etc.)

  • Ability to work overtime as business needs arise (month-end, etc.)

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oracle ERP system

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

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For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.