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AR Associate - Finance at Griffith Foods

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: ALSIP, Illinois

Job Description:

To assist the Credit/AR Department in the accurate, timely, and efficient financial and administrative operations - to ultimately achieve our Net Working Capital/Days Sales Outstanding Goals and to minimize Bad Debt Expense.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Daily application of cash receipts and balancing of customer accounts.

  • Identify promotional trade deductions and send all info to the Custom Culinary Deduction Group.

  • Identify, investigate and resolve any customer partial payments due to price discrepancies, returns, quality issues, shortages or damages.

  • Prepare credit memo requests, get appropriate approvals, and issue all credit memos.

  • Document, manage and enforce the RFA and Credit Memo processes.

  • Prepare documentation for the Transportation Department to file any freight claims.

  • Apply credits or unapplied cash to customer deductions as necessary.

  • Take appropriate steps to dispute any invalid deductions for repayment and follow up until paid.

  • Enter Custom Culinary customer complaints into the Corrective Action/Preventive Action System (CAPA).

  • Track and monitor all open CAPA complaints and assist in their resolution.

  • Investigate and resolve open credit memos and unapplied cash.

  • Track, monitor and resolve all unearned cash discounts.

  • Apply policies and procedures to collect on past due accounts.

  • Assist the Custom Culinary Deduction Group with the resolution of promotional deductions and cash application/settlement functions.

  • Prepare and distribute various weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and some journal entries.

  • Work closely with outside auditors and provide requested information.

  • General filing, maintenance of file cabinets and storage of files.

  • Follow proper accounting procedures.

  • Process incoming mail/emails.

  • Handle customer requests.

  • Provide backup coverage and support as needed for the Credit/AR Department, as well as the AP Department.

  • Assist in special projects.

  • Must remain flexible with job responsibilities, as this position may evolve over time.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in the Account Receivable/Credit/Collection/Deduction field in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word.

AR Associate with Manufacturing Experience