Pratum Co-Op is seeking a Receivables & Credit Specialist

The primary purpose of this job is to develop and maintain the overall Pratum and Mountain View Seeds customer credit program according to management guidelines and goals, fulfilling Pratum’s mission is to be an agricultural cooperative dedicated to innovative solutions, excellent service, and long-term relationships.

The following are specific tasks and responsibilities related to this position, but the position may require other duties and special projects as assigned.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Run and mail monthly customer statements in a timely way
  • EDI setup, maintenance, and transmission
  • Post customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions
  • Collect on late accounts by sending statement reminders and working with customers
  • Initiate and develop collaboration with management and sales teams to create a written, comprehensive, and relevant credit policy
  • Credit assessments and appropriate determinations for new accounts per credit policy
  • Credit assessments and appropriate determinations for delinquent accounts per credit policy
  • Ensure timely credit to qualified borrowers, ensuring a positive customer experience
  • Assist customers with information on 3rd party lenders when applicable
  • Negotiate (re-negotiate) payment plans, terms, and conditions per credit policy and in communication with respective manager(s)
  • Work on improvements to the debt collection process, resolve loan issues
  • Maintain accurate records of financial activity
  • Run weekly A/R Aging reports to monitor collection progress and determine tasks to be completed for the given week
  • Provide financial and operational status reports and feedback to division managers

EXPECTATIONS

  • Comply with international, federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations, maintaining familiarity with the employee handbook
  • Function in a way that fulfills Pratum’s Values:
    • Integrity: always doing the right thing
    • Safety: committed to a safe environment for our employees and customers
    • Professionalism: dealing with all relationships in a courteous and respectful manner with a positive image, timeliness
    • Results Oriented: delivering on your promises
    • Teamwork: respecting one another with humility, working with the ag management team
    • Stewardship: careful and responsible management of our resources and environment
    • Customer Service: exceeding expectations of those we serve
  • Passionate engagement with Pratum Co-op, motivated to contribute to company success
  • Flexibility: the ability to adapt quickly to a changing business environment
  • Possess proven analytical, positive problem-solving solutions for the customer and the company

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • BS degree in accounting or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in successful credit processing and analysis

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Skill in differentiating significant and insignificant customer credit issues
  • Proficiency with accounting systems; Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Attention to detail, while managing multiple tasks

Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by clicking on “Email Contact” below.

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