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AR Specialist

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS) Inc

Accounts Receivable Specialist 



Glanbia Plc is a global nutrition group, dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey .  Glanbia comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals, and Joint Ventures which includes Glanbia Ireland. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 7,600 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share


A vacancy has arisen for the role of  Accounts Receivable Specialist, based out of our GBS US offices in Aurora, Illinois.  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.


This position will be remote for now, but upon return to the office, the base location of the role will be Aurora, Illinois with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.



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.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.



Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago