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Credit Analyst - Commercial Accounts

Company: Neenah Paper, Inc
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

At Neenah, we have a long history - rooted in a proud heritage of paper making. For over 100 years, we've grown and evolved our technology, our methodologies, the materials we use and what we make. We're laser-focused on increasing our organic growth trajectory and leading the market in platforms including Filtration Media, Digital & Specialty Coatings, Custom Engineered Solutions and Imaging & Packaging, enabled by both our culture and our capabilities.

Neenah is actively searching for a Credit Analyst to join our team in the Corporate Office in Alpharetta, GA. This position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic company in a highly visible Accounts Receivable and Credit Analyst role. The role requires an energetic individual with strong business acumen, excellent operations skills and commercial credit experience (B2B). The ideal candidate will be able to make and sustain a positive impact by optimizing free cash flow and improve operational performance in the areas of AR and Credit. In addition, they will also partner with business management to leverage customer credit information to promote company revenue and earnings growth.

The Credit Analyst is also responsible for enabling operating efficiencies and value-added services by resolving invoicing, pricing, and credit discrepancies. This is a key credit and collections role for the business and will have International exposure.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to Neenah's credit teams to support our working capital & free cash flow targets. Make appropriate decisions on credit risk, financial exposure, and setting credit limits.
  • Leverage data and analytics to understand credit risks and shape proactive strategies to support Neenah's corporate strategies.
  • Active interaction with customers and account teams to establish appropriate credit terms; managing relationships with clients in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
  • Direct management of company aged receivables and accounts receivable write-offs.
  • Refine and enhance credit strategy utilizing knowledge of industry leading practices. Work in parallel with our sales goals and initiatives.
  • Ensure smooth integration of recently acquired companies into credit process.
  • Report outstanding aged accounts to the Credit Manager on a monthly basis. Communicate on customer analytics.
  • Ensure active engagement with internal and external partner teams, including CFO, Controllers, Treasury, Sales, Service Delivery Managers, and Accounts Receivable team as well as other organizations to optimize cash receipts, and minimize AR aging profile and bad-debt expense.
  • Ensure adherence to collection activity and facilitate resolution of related issues.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or International Business required
  • 4+years of experience in a combination of credit, accounts receivable, accounting, finance or international business
  • Commercial (B2B) Credit experience
  • Basic knowledge of financial analysis in order to interpret financial reporting including but not limited to balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, notes to financials
  • Ability to interpret various financial reporting sources such as D&B, Graydon, or Credit Risk Monitor
  • Advanced ability within collections and utilizing various techniques to convert accounts receivable into cash flow
  • Advanced knowledge of Incoterms and related payment vehicles- Letter of Credit, Cash Against Documents (CAD), etc.

Preferred

  • Experience working for a manufacturing company
  • International credit experience

Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills, with knowledge of collections, credit, accounting and finance principles, experienced in assessing portfolio and customer risk
  • Ability to adjust to and work effectively in a dynamic, changing environment
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills (at all levels of management)
  • Good conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build positive and profitable global business with customers

More About Neenah

Neenah (NYSE: NP) has built a tradition of creating distinctive experiences and is committed to manufacturing growth for its customers, end-users, shareholders, and employees. Based in Alpharetta, GA, and with manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, Neenah is a global leader serving customers across six continents in more than 80 countries. We are a leading manufacturer of filtration media, specialty coatings, custom-engineered solutions as well as packaging and sustainable solutions. Our contributions are found in a variety of filtration media, digital image transfer technology, premium printing papers and packaging as well as labels, tapes, abrasive backings, and liners. To learn more, please visit www.neenah.com.

Our culture is underpinned by our core values, which are integrated into everything we do:

  • Safety Above All: We place the health and well-being of each other above everything else.
  • Make It Happen: We roll up our sleeves and get it done.
  • Speed with Purpose: We err on the side of action.
  • Confident Humility: We always remain humble, teachable and hungry to learn.
  • Challenge & Align: We believe in respectful confrontation and unified support.
  • High Achievement/High Support: We assume positive intent and encourage, empower and enable each other.
  • Actively Experiment: We are unafraid to fail, and we recognize and reward thoughtful risk-taking.

Keywords: Neenah Paper, Inc, Alpharetta , Credit Analyst - Commercial Accounts, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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