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Credit & Collections Manager

Reference ID: R-2019-930

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Company: Finning Canada

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Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview:

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Lead and manage a team of credit and collections professionals (3 direct and 15 indirect reports)
  • Responsible for collection of the company's accounts receivable and monitoring overall credit risk with the goal to maximize sales and minimize bad debts
  • Designs and implements processes to improve cash flow and effective management of Ageing of Receivables, DSO and Bad Debt
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of systems, processes and policies to adapt to changes in business requirements, as well as to enhance functionality, flexibility, scalability, and efficiency
  • Planning, evaluating, implementing and continuously improving all aspects of credit & collection functions and processes
  • Develop and maintain procedural and training documentation for all credit and collections processes
  • Collaborates with multiple levels of management and various business segments including Finance, Sales, Operations and Information Technology
  • Support cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Prepare consolidated ageing and KPI reporting
  • Determine accounts to write off as bad debt or uncollectible
  • Monthly review of interest revenue to ensure compliance with accounting revenue recognition standards
  • Instruct monthly re-class of customer with net credit position
  • Review and support credit card fees negotiation
  • Support Audit Committee presentation (high risk customers dashboard)
  • Lead Financial Audit relating to customers, receivable, payments
  • Manage credit department cost center budget and spending
  • Review and approve credit line for new and existing trade customers based on financial condition, payment history, trade input, credit ratings, bank relationship, sales input, and other risk factors
  • Review payment terms compliance to ensure company's directives are adhered to
  • Work with business to support risk management of high credit limit projects
  • Review monthly, quarterly and annual credit review and order releases
  • Provide oversight and guidance to ensure customer accounts are created with proper business reasons and documentation
  • Provide oversight and control of cash accounts and payments
  • Improve the credit limit review and recommendation process
  • Oversee the management to drive risk and days in receivables reductions and measure progress
  • Review ageing and collection efforts with Business Managers (VP, GM and Branch Managers)
  • Design and implement processes to improve cash flow and reduce receivables
  • Oversight and management of larger and higher risk customer accounts with Commercial Directors
  • Oversee third party collection agencies, internal and external legal counsel to continue collection effort
  • Resolve unpaid claims by taking appropriate actions to recover loss revenue within the legal system by seeking court judgments, making court appearances, and performing any follow-up measures available
  • Manage the partnership with Citibank and CAT commercial cards to improve small account collections


Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Strong ERP system knowledge to enhance functionality and process improvement
  • Strong communication, analytical, negotiation and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to draw conclusions, and present to all levels of the organization
  • Strong process design abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Advanced general accounting knowledge
  • Sound understanding of business processes and interrelationships of different business functions
  • Corporate governance issues and operational needs
  • Good knowledge of accounting systems and processes


Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent business experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the CPA (CMA, CGA) designations
  • Three or more years of credit/collections and accounting/reporting experiences
  • Three or more years of directing and managing people


We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: April 21, 2019
Closes: June 20, 2019