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Mezzetta: Accounts Receivable Specialist

Company: Mezzetta
Location: Rodeo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:Since 1935, we've been on a mission to bring a little extra happiness to everyday life and inspire connections over food. We select the finest ingredients the world has to offer, craft premium products made with love, and never settle for shortcuts. We believe that when we share our food, we share a part of ourselves and that's the only way we'd put our name on it.Today, our small family company has grown into a national leader in specialty olives, peppers, and sauces under the leadership of CEO Jeff Mezzetta, and our commitment to quality has never wavered. With an 80-year legacy behind us and a bright future ahead, we're seeking passionate, driven candidates to help us bring our cherished family traditions to a new generation.The ideal candidate will have an immediate connection to our Core Ingredients:Crunchy Crunchy: We are hungry for excellence.Own It: We think and act as an owner with appetite, initiative, and responsibility.Connection: We build authentic relationships that foster trust and open communications.Vibrance: We come to work eager and passionate about fulfilling our vision. When we share our work, we share a part of who we are.Position Overview:The Accounts Receivable Specialist supports day-to-day functional operations of the accounts receivable area and is responsible for applying all cash received on a daily basis, researching and analyzing issues within the cash application process, and assisting with special requests to support trade deductions processing and collections. Ensures the timely and accurate resolution of valid customer deductions, providing the Sales Team with information and visibility on their trade investments by customer and brands through current trade promotion spend activity.This position requires a level of independent thinking and reviewing requests in carrying out job responsibilities. For the remainder of 2021, this role will have the flexibility to work remotely or at our American Canyon office. Our full office return is currently planned for January 2022, with hybrid schedules available.Responsibilities:Apply customer payments (wire, ACH, check) on a timely basis to accurately maintain accounts receivable balances and support the daily and monthly cash reconciliation in accordance with the cash clearing target.Accurately record deductions and discounts offsetting customer payments, short payments, to enable timely validation and reporting of promotional trade spending and validate early pay discount taken is properly earned.Obtain and file remittance information from the bank lockbox service and customer vendor portals to support accurate cash application against customer invoices and coding of discounts and deductions, short payments.Maintain cash application system (Pulse lockbox) and Excel based allocation tools to ensure that processing and interfaces to the ERP and Trade Deduction Management systems are functioning properly.Analyze customer account activity and invoice aging to ensure proper cash application has occurred so that accounts receivable balances and general ledger accounting is accurate.Support accounts receivables collections as needed by gathering backup necessary to support claims on unpaid invoices. This backup includes pulling customer invoices, proofs of delivery, pack lists and bills of lading.Support deductions clearing as needed to validate and code trade spending by reviewing supporting documentation.Gather backup necessary to validate customer deductions. This backup comes in by mail, by email and is often stored on the customer websites which requires the Deduction Specialist to login to the customer portals to download the backupReview deductions backup and resolve in Account Review against the appropriate promotional or non-promotional plans, allocating to the specific products provided on the backup.Identify potentially invalid deductions and submit disputes with the customer to recover funds that are in fact invalid.Qualifications:At least 3 years of cash application experienceDegree in Accounting or Finance is a plusAbility to work with minimal supervision, independently and collaborativelyDetailed and organized with strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skillsAbility to work under pressure with strict deadlines, multi-task and prioritizeProficiency in Excel required (filters, vlookups, pivot tables, etc.)Excellent interpersonal and communication skillsExcellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize assignmentsExperience with ERP system treasury and receivables functionality a plusExperience in the consumer-packaged goods industry (CPG) is a plusOur Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace:At Mezzetta, we embrace diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment where you know you belong. Part of that commitment includes a zero-tolerance policy and being an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Mezzetta are solely based on merit, qualifications, abilities and business needs, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, family or parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law. All of us share in the responsibility of fulfilling this commitment and creating a culture where our team can thrive.

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