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AR Specialist

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS) inc

Accounts Receivable Specialist 


An opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Receivable Specialist to join Glanbia Business Services in Aurora. This is a permanent non-exempt position and will report to the Credit Controller.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) Specialist will be responsible for processing cash allocations, collections, order releases and credit for group business units. This position will include working and calling on key and problem accounts. 


Key elements of the role

  • Management of a portfolio of customer accounts.
  • Allocate customer payments to invoices along with posting deductions taken to reconcile to remittance and payment received.
  • Research and provide deduction backup and/or data analysis needed for further processing of credits or charge back of deduction.
  • Constant reconciliation of company aging balances vs. balances per customer identifying and resolving discrepancies.
  • Contact past due customers and address slow pay customers to correct late payment issues.
  • Review orders requested to release compared to aging status and credit limit to determine if release is allowed.
  • Manage customer credit files, updating and reviewing based on credit policies to minimize risk and exposure.
  • Ensure customer is in tolerance of approved credit limits and terms extended.
  • Undertake projects as needed and directed to improve credit department processes and procedures.
  • Assist in monthly department reporting and various reporting of accounts receivables.
  • Work internally with customer service, sales and other departments to identify and correct recurring customer payment issues and ensure smooth workflow. 



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related discipline (business, finance, accounting). 


Skills & experience

  • 3+ years’ experience in Accounts Receivable and Collections role
  • Ability to work 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Experience in a shared services environment an advantage.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and as part of a team.
  • Must be proactive and flexible to work across other teams as required.
  • SAP experience an advantage.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, highly proficient in Excel.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example of sharing of knowledge/skill.


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago