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Accounts Receivable Credit and Collection Specialist

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Finance

Description

At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

Come be a part of our team and our mission as an Accounts Receivable Credit and Collection Specialist!

Position Summary:

Responsible for proactively working with customers to collect past due invoices and to ensure customers are receiving account statements and invoices to facilitate payment.  Responsible for resolving past due direct and intercompany customer billings.  May assist with intercompany account reconciliations, reconciling customer account balances, and performing credit analysis and collection on accounts.  This position will also assist Accounts Receivable (AR) Customer Master data maintenance, ensuring tax withholding certificates are current for each customer, assisting with the AR month end, quarter end and year end close processes as required.

 

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BFDX’s Quality System.

Working knowledge of ERP systems and the Accounts Receivable function as well as foundational understanding of debits and credits as they relate to Accounts Receivable.

Make collection calls for outstanding past due invoices, maintain appropriate customer credit limits, place accounts on hold as necessary for collections.

Set and meet weekly collection goals.

Keep accurate notes and follow up actions in FSCM module of SAP.

Working to resolve payment issues by providing documentation, entering invoice information in customer websites, and assisting in negotiating customer payment plans on past due balances.

Develop a working knowledge of our sales process and types of instrument ownership so an effective communication can occur with the customer and Territory Sales Manager when accounts become past due.

Understand customer structure including sold to/bill to partners and customer types in SAP.

Interact with the AR Manager, SR Manager, Controller, and/or Legal on any customer bankruptcies, fraud, or reorganizations.

Provide support in clearing AR email inbox daily.

Provide support in gaining exemption certificates for about to expire certificates.

Work with internal and external customers to provide data as requested.

Assist with the annual audit and any related interim procedures.

Monthly account reconciliations as assigned.

Other special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Training and Education:

High School Diploma or GED, some college level accounting courses or equivalent work experience.

 

Experience:

Two or more years of AR credit and collections experience, preferably in Medical/Life Science industry.  Experience in uploading invoices to WAWF and DFAS is preferred.  Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, Microsoft Office, and Internet. Experience with SAP preferred but not required.

 

Skills:

Physical Requirements:

May be required to lifted boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

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