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Senior AR Analyst - German

Excellent opportunity for a Senior German Speaking Accounts Receivable Analyst to join our client, a multinational pharmaceutical company with a Shared Services Centre in Cherrywood Business Park.

The role -

  • As part of region north’s management team, drive analyst’s performance through reviews, trainings, and feedback
  • Second manager and represent team in meetings with stakeholders
  • Participate in Team’s strategy setting and CI planning
  • Lead projects linked to OTC future and Team objectives
  • Ownership of the debtors’ schedule with a clear understanding of client payment terms and likely payment dates to optimise the Accounts Receivable portfolio
  • Conduct credit checks on all customers, establish and manage limits
  • Managing the credit control function by liaising with clients and customer service to resolve payment queries and invoice disputes in a timely manner
  • Managing the cash application, ensure all cash receipts are applied properly by the cash app team
  • Maintaining and strengthen client relationships
  • Reporting on aged debtors
  • Reconciling the sales ledger
  • Providing any necessary support schedules and reconciliations for the month end reviews
  • Perform day to day shared services credit and collections functions within the defined process standards working across captive and outsourced teams
  • Drive cash collections for the portfolio under management, review analyst’s performance
  • Provide training and give feedback to team members
  • Represent Team in stakeholders meetings
  • Meet the agreed performance measures, KPIs, and goal setting processes
  • Prepare and review monthly performance reports
  • Ensure that the customer payments are adequately allocated
  • Assist management in performing, facilitating, and reviewing day to day credit and collections activity within the centre and the 3rd party provider
  • Have a high level of understanding of the commercial operation
  • Standardise the credit and collections processes and services to the regional shared service organization,
  • Evaluate best practices with global peers and develop improvement suggestions
  • Assist management in developing and reviewing performance results for credit and accounts receivable processes in the region
  • Ensure integrity of internal controls, in partnership with the compliance team,
  • Support internal and external audit queries
  • Provide oversight and support for responses to and remediation of audit findings, across internal and 3rd party outsource service providers, as required

Requirements -

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or Professional credit management qualification highly preferred. Relevant work experience advantageous or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • 2-3+ years of international credit experience inclusive of all aspects of credit management;
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Knowledge and understanding of overall OTC processes;
  • Experience in reading and analysing customer financial statements;
  • Prior recent experience working in a captive SSC environment preferred;
  • Experience with 3rd party outsource providers preferred;
  • Additional SAP ERP experience is a plus.

Job Terms -

  • Initial 11 month temp contract (may be extended / go perm)
  • Generous salary for the right candidate
  • Flexibility re start / finish times
  • Luas goes direct to site
  • Hybrid working option available after training period

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Sarra Hadi