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With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

AR Specialist

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Position Objective:

Manages trade receivables to maintain reasonable risk of loss, while creating adequate and timely cash flow, yet not unreasonably restricting sales.  Ensures integrity of Accounts Receivable processes, internal controls, and outputs.  Maintains reporting / communication of Accounts Receivable activity to minimize surprise financial results.  Remains flexible enough to adapt to new challenges and special projects, as required. 





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Credit & Collections – Maintains assigned customer accounts in a current status by ensuring timely collection of receivables, in alignment with customer credit terms.  Reviews and releases orders on credit hold, based on assessment of customer credit activity / history.  Applies cash timely and accurately.  Works with customers on cash variances and reconciles accounts to maintain accurate records.  Works with internal and external personnel to resolve issues, bad debts, and disputed items. 































Reporting / Analysis – Assists in the reporting / analysis of key Accounts Receivable metrics, including weekly cash receipt forecasts, Accounts Receivable aging, and days sales outstanding.


Special Projects – Assists in the coordination and leadership of special projects and Finance team initiatives related to Accounts Receivable.


Customer Maintenance – Maintains customer address book records as required to remain current and accurate.  Sets up new customer accounts, as needed.


Performs other duties and assumes accountabilities, as assigned by the Accounts Receivable Supervisor.







Relationship to Others:

Frequently in contact with Sales, Customer Service, Order Entry, and Finance management and employees regarding Accounts Receivable activities.  Maintains external contact with owners, buyers, and Accounts Payable personnel at customer accounts.



Dimensions of Position:

Controls customer accounts, including but not limited to collection calls, resolution of chargebacks, release of held orders, cash application, and communications with sales and other internal departments.  Reconciles customer accounts, verifying all items are current and worked.  Contacts customers to resolve items that are short-paid, miscellaneous deductions, and other payment discrepancies. 


Assists in the establishment / monitoring of formal procedures and reporting for key Accounts Receivable processes and metrics.  Recommends and implements new concepts and approaches, regardless of obstacles, to advance the scope and value of the position.



Education and Experience:



4-year Accounting or Business degree. 



Minimum 3 years of credit, collections, and Accounts Receivable experience required with a mid to large-sized company, with past credit management of retail and commercial accounts preferred. 



Thorough knowledge of Accounts Receivable accounting principles and how they affect business.  Highly competent with Microsoft Office products, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills.  Knowledge and experience using SAP required.   Use of credit scoring systems / applications, and other computer applications is preferred. 


Professional, business-driven mentality with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, as well as customers and other external parties.  Excellent oral / written communication abilities and organization / analytic skills.  Able to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis