Accounts Receivable Team Lead
As an Accounts Receivable Team Lead, you will be responsible for overseeing the accounts receivable function within the finance department of the company. You will manage a team of accounts receivable specialists and ensure the accurate and timely processing of incoming payments, monitor outstanding invoices, and collaborate with other departments to resolve customer billing issues.
Our Client is a leading global supplier of packaging.
- Lead and supervise a team of accounts receivable specialists, providing guidance and support in their daily tasks and professional development.
- Oversee the end-to-end accounts receivable process, ensuring timely and accurate invoicing, payment application, and reconciliation.
- Monitor customer accounts to ensure payments are received promptly and follow up on overdue accounts.
- Key processes (not limited to): Billing, Cash Allocation & Unapplied Cash management, Dunning, AR reconciliations, Factoring, Query resolution
- Continuously review and enhance the accounts receivable processes to improve efficiency and accuracy.
- Identify opportunities for automation and technology implementation to streamline operations.
- Collaborate with the sales and customer service teams to address customer inquiries related to billing and payment discrepancies.
- Work closely with the finance and accounting departments to ensure accurate financial reporting.
- Generate regular reports on accounts receivable performance, aging, and collection efforts for management review.
- Analyze trends and key performance indicators to make data-driven decisions and propose improvements.
- Ensure compliance with company policies, accounting principles, and relevant regulations in all accounts receivable activities.
- Implement effective collections strategies to reduce delinquent accounts and minimize bad debt exposure.
- Work with the team to identify and resolve billing discrepancies, disputes, or issues impacting timely payments
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in majors such as Economics, Finance and Accounting, or similar
- Experience in the area of Accounts Receivable (AR)
- At least two or three years of team management experience
- Good knowledge of English (minimum B2 level)
- Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
- Proven experience ( 3-5 years) in accounts receivable, with at least 1-2 years in a supervisory or team lead role.
- Solid understanding of accounting principles and financial processes.
- Strong analytical skills and proficiency in using financial software and Excel.
- Excellent communication skills to interact with internal teams and external customers professionally.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and problem-solving.
- Knowledge of relevant accounting regulations and compliance standards is an asset.
- Experience with ERP systems or accounting software is desirable.