Manager, Accounts Receivable

Date: Sep 28, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Manager, Accounts Receivable. This position will be located in our Columbus, OH headquarters.


Position Summary

This position reports to a Finance Director. This position has the responsibility to direct and manage staff and is responsible for managing all operations of the Accounts Receivable office, including coaching, training, and developing staff.  Accounts Receivable is responsible for recording deposits and applying payments in the sub-ledgers accurately, including month-end and year-end close. This position has oversight for the CAS’ credit card merchant accounts, customer collections and related processes (including dunning and electronic invoicing/portal management), certain general ledger account reconciliations, system upgrades and implementations, analyses, and special projects.  This individual must have a sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial systems, and internal controls. This individual must be proactive in identifying business solutions; can improve and streamline policies, procedures, and processes; is proficient in documenting policies and procedures; and can create opportunities for enhanced customer service.


Along with the rest of Finance management, this position is responsible for helping ensure CAS meets or exceeds all financial performance targets. This position will also assist in facilitating adherence to outside auditing internal control requirements and provide assistance so that CAS experiences a clean financial audit. Additionally, this position works with staff from all divisions, so very strong interpersonal communications skills (both written and oral), organizational skills and working well within a team environment are essential.


Position Duties

  • Responsible for the oversight of the Accounts Receivable department activities such as collection activities, cash receipts, and adjustments, processed timely and accurately.
  • Manages credit card merchant accounts and the Accounts Receivable subledger (SAP).
  • Recommends, documents, and implements improvements to policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Reviews/prepares journal entries, account reconciliations, analyses, and audit support.
  • Plans and executes complex projects within time and/or other constraints.
  • Manages upgrades/implementation of SAP subledger.
  • Performs in a dynamic environment and meets all critical deadlines.
  • Represents the financial interests of CAS when dealing with government agencies, auditors, and customer/vendors.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, develops, and motivates staff to assist CAS in achieving organizational goals and objectives. Assists staff in their career planning efforts.
  • Extracts financial and non-financial business data from business systems using automated reporting tools and analyzes, organizes, and summarizes such data.
  • Provides prompt, clear, and professional correspondence to inquiries from both internal staff/customers and external customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in credit and collections required
  • 2+ years of people management experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major emphasis in Accounting or Finance required
  • SAP, PeopleSoft, and Salesforce experience preferred
  • Proven financial analyses skills, including completing complex account reconciliations and/or analyses
  • Detail oriented with a proactive focus on accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting agreed-upon deadlines
  • An aptitude for exceeding customer expectations demonstrated by excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to effectively interact with all levels throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear financial reports and other business communications
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office applications (particularly Excel and Word)


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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