Credit Analyst
Accounting Now - Rosemont, IL

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Credit Analyst

Accounting Now is seeking a Credit Analyst for one of our valued clients. We help accounting and finance professionals build their careers by matching them with the right contract or full-time job opportunities in finance, accounting and banking. In this role you will be responsible for preparing write ups, making credit decisions and establishing and maintaining customer communication.

Credit Analyst
Job Responsibilities
As a Credit Analyst you will be responsible for recommending credit limits by developing a credit file, overseeing and controlling major national account collections, all with limited supervision.

Specific duties:

Acts as the principal in gathering financial and other credit information to be used in risk analysis to develop credit limits for potential customers. Make credit decisions and establish payment terms within assigned authorities per Corporate Credit Policy (Credit limit authority level - $50K/Payment Terms – up to Net 21 days). Prepares credit write-ups and recommends credit limits in accordance with the Corporate Credit Policy. Establish and maintain communication with major accounts to insure expeditious collections with rapid resolution of past due accounts. Maintain national account reconciliations of skipped and disputed invoices using database queries and workbooks to drive collections or resolutions. Report on status of all major national accounts to senior credit management as required. Provide leadership, mentoring and training to junior team members (Credit Coordinators). In the absence of a manager may temporarily act on behalf of the manager. Participate in special projects and assignments as requested by Senior Management. Monitor and control Customer account applications for ownership linkage so major account exposures are linked with the same ownership ID to ensure risk is accurately assessed and assigned at the highest level. Prepare files for uncollectible accounts for submission to USF Third Party Collections unit and ultimate assignment to outside collection agencies. Promptly prepare files and documentation for submission to USF Legal Department on bankrupt national accounts to ensure maximum recovery in the bankruptcy process.
Credit Analyst
Job Requirements
Education/Training: High School Diploma, some college preferred. Related Experience: 5+ years credit collection experience required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of accounts receivable systems, D&B and other credit reporting systems. Excellent written and communication skills. Ability to negotiate with customers and sales without conceding US Foods financial objectives Ability to research account information in state, court and other websites to identify ownership, proper legal name and other information required to set up and link accounts.

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