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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

A vacancy has arisen for an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Glanbia Business Services in Aurora, Illinois. This is a permanent 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.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


So, who are we and what do we do? Glanbia is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with operations in 34 countries world-wide and turnover of over €3.6 billion per annum. We have leading market positions in sports nutrition, cheese, dairy ingredients, specialty non-dairy ingredients and vitamin and mineral premixes. Our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. While Europe and the USA represent our biggest markets, we are continuing to expand into the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We employ almost 6,000 people globally and our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB)


Are you an experienced IT or Finance Shared Services professional and see yourself working with our best people on global projects, creating and enabling new business practices or developing

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago