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Accounts Receivable Manager

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Job location: New York, New York Position type: Professional Req No: 17008260
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee. The company works with more than 70,000 farmers in 12 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 69 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2016, it operated a global retail network of more than 600 boutiques.

The Accounts Receivable Manager is responsible for leading, managing and providing Accounts Receivable support to the team. Develop and execute an Accounts Receivable strategy in conjunction with business needs. Manage Nestle Business Services (NBS), shared service center, to ensure efficient and effective transactional duties are executed.

Oversee all Accounts Receivable Operations:
• Weekly and Monthly reporting and analysis of accounts receivable balances by business group, aging analysis, and cash receipts
• Monitor cash collections, cash application, chargebacks, disputes and resolutions.
• Ensure the monthly closing of the Accounts Receivable module and the completion of account reconciliations
• Assure timely and accurate invoicing.
Develop People and Organization:
• Recruit, develop, motivate and manage a team to deliver superior performance and results against KPIs
• Manage the development and evolution of the Accounts Receivable function in the Market
• Ensure development of careers, succession plans, and coaching in line with business processes
• Leverage strengths of the team to maximize and reach individual and organizational goals
Deliver operational excellence in Accounts Receivable:
• Monitor and report on deviations from credit standards.
• Conduct credit checks on all customer, establish and manage limits
• Make recommendations to improve quality of invoicing and collection procedures.
• Reporting of invoicing totals/aging totals/cash receipts/invoice adjustments
• Manage and create action items based on KPIs by analyzing trends and finding continuous improvements in the process.
Lead the effort of standardizing operational processes and policies:
• Lead implementations of new A/R standard processes to achieve efficiencies and prepare for growth
• Other duties as assigned by manager
• Make recommendations to improve quality of invoicing and collection procedures
•Bachelor's Degree required, preferred in Accounting or Finance.

Professional Experience:
• 5+ years experience in Accounting or Finance role required, Accounts Receivable preferred.
• 3+ years experience leading and managing an AR team preferred.
• Strong people leadership and management, and talent development experience
• Experience working with B2B and Trade, consumer goods experience especially in consumer electronics a plus.
• Strong analytical skills required.
• Superior knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
• Experience working for an international group preferred.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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