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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Company: Helen of Troy L P
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Join our Corporate Finance Team at Helen of Troy as an Accounts Receivable Specialist and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands, including our 8 leadership brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools, Drybar. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere: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!This position will be based in El Paso, TX.What you will be doing:Responsible for all accounts receivable duties that pertain to the collection, cash applications, and research of customer invoices, payments, and claims. Assigned territories include customer accounts ranging from Small to Medium/Large activity and balances. Responsibilities include duties and projects assigned for the L.P., Belson, Idelle Labs, OXO International, and KAZ USA Inc. divisions. Territories include all domestic and Canadian customers, as well as some throughout the rest of the world.Contacts customers on all past due items such as invoices, claims, billings, etc. Documents all correspondence with customers, whether by phone, e-mail, or fax, related to payment for open itemsIdentifies, researches, and validates all customer deductions, i.e. claims, short pays, tackled payments. Claims commonly researched are for shortages, pricing discrepancies, promotional allowances, return of resalable merchandise, return of defective merchandise, and various violationsGenerates cash batches to facilitate the application of incoming cash receiptsVerifies the accuracy of the payments that have been keyed by the lockbox for all paymentsRetrieves any payment remittance information not forwarded by the lockboxesResearches the individual payments and deductions on each remittance for appropriate coding, value, and accuracyProcesses customer payments received via credit card by submitting confidential information for payment through the banking systemRetrieves identifying and validating information on all customer claims. Processes valid claims for crediting and pursues invalid deductions for repayment.Provides information such as open aging reports, invoice copies, Bills of Ladings, proofs of delivery, and credit memos.Reconcile accounts by reviewing aging reports for matching invoices, credit memos, payments, debit memos, etc. Maintains a clean status of accounts receivable for the company.Processes and provides reference information to outside companies requesting historical information regarding our customers.Skills needed to be successful in this role:Good oral and written English communication skills.Able to articulate and understand persuasive writing to perform the minimum standards of their duties.Knowledge of shipping, receiving, order production, credit, collections, cash receipts and applications, claims investigation, promotions, and compliance issues.Ability to perform in a high speed and a highly stressful environment and meet multiple deadlines while ensuring minimal errors.Requires communication with all levels of personnel at the corporate level, the customer base level, and with Sales Representatives.Requires strong experience in Word, Outlook, and Excel, as well as, strong computer experience to use the ORACLE system.Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma3+ years of accounts receivable experienceAuthorized to work in the United States on a full-time basisPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or FinanceWondering 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, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.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 #LI-DNP. Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO--, Hydro Flask--, Vicks--, Braun--, Honeywell--, PUR--, Hot Tools--, Drybar--. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.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.

Keywords: Helen of Troy L P, El Paso , Accounts Receivable Specialist, Other , El Paso, Texas

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