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Senior Credit and Collections Specialist

Job ID 50836BR Billerica, Massachusetts
The Senior Resolution Analyst will provide summary/trend analysis for strategic accounts and SBU AR positions. This will include customized reporting on past due transactions, payment trends and the initial cash forecasting utilized by the Treasury Department. This Resolution Analyst is also responsible for validating and reducing the Billed and Unbilled positions of Strategic Accounts. The RA will be responsible for hosting meetings with key stakeholders in effort to manage the AR on all large accounts. The job duties also extend to mentoring new employees, developing ongoing training modules, implementing industry changes within the collection department, reviewing the health of the AR from both a strategic customer and SBU perspective. They will also act as a lead to ensure Collections Specialist and Coordinators are driving towards the corporate DSO & Management objectives.
Key Accountabilities:

Key Account Management
• Manage Strategic Accounts: SME on accounts payable, approval process, PO, payment terms and cost center information
• Prepare weekly/monthly collections reports for management. Major account trending, cash forecasting, and alerts
• Actively participates and provides overview of collections status in weekly/monthly AR calls. Recommendations for quarterly reserve process
• Serves as PAREXEL liaison with key account clients and internal staff regarding disputed invoices
• Facilitate dispute resolution for customers across several departments including but not limited to Sales, GCS, Tax, Revenue, Legal and Controllership
• Contacts strategic clients directly to determine the status of unpaid invoices

Stakeholder Management
• Works with SBU project management to isolate full financial exposure of large accounts for both billed and unbilled positions
• SBU Liaison: Operational SME
• Corresponds regularly with project financial managers to ensure necessary contract/project/billing
• Facilitates meetings to address key problem areas on accounts with internal partners
• Tracks root causes of past due invoices on monthly basis– trending results for stakeholders for internal meetings.

Process & Controls
• Recommends reserve establishment and write offs for the collections team
• Acts as the key contributor to ensure collections SOP’s are up to date
• Special projects and support on mission critical initiatives
• Assists the establishment of best practices for collections team
• Provides analytical review on collections and notes on all collection activities
• Has ability to issue credit warnings and credit holds – within the department process and policies

Team Leadership
• Effectively interacts with internal and external customers, high degree of external client facing interaction
• Provides training for new employees and new work assignments
• Suggests alternative methods to solve credit/collection challenges
• Uses leadership and innovation to drive change and increase productivity
• Provides general assistance to AR/Billing Manager or Supervisor as necessary

Qualifications

Successful candidates for this role will possess:
Skills:
• Strong attention to detail, well organized, and ability to work in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment
• Advanced proficiency in Excel and ability to formally present material(s)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
• Good troubleshooting / problem solving skills and client focused approach to work
• A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
• Ability to lead a project team and/or coordinate team members towards a common goal
• Manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
• Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
• Demonstrates active listening skills in an effort to gain understanding

Knowledge and Experience:
• Prior commercial credit experience
• Significant experience interpreting balance sheet, PL and income statements and experience with multi-currency conversion
• Prior international experience
• Strong command of the English language, additional language skill(s) is/are a plus

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Master’s desirable
• Credit certification preferred

EEO Disclaimer

PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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