Posted On: Wed Apr 05, 2017

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Careers at Champion Petfoods

Credit Specialist


The Credit Specialist is primarily responsible for performing data entry and other duties related to claim and credit activities, including processing miscellaneous sales and adjustment transactions.  This position is also required to record accounts receivable payments, and to support the overall maintenance of ledgers and credit balances.  The Credit Specialist is also responsible to process claims in support of promotional credit activity.  The Credit Specialist works out of our corporate office in North-West Edmonton, and reports to the Senior Credit Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and complete receipts for third party payments by cheque, credit, or other payment forms, post cash receipts, credit notes, and invoices to customer accounts, and post and reconcile all customer payments to General Ledger.
  • Balance daily A/R batches.
  • Prepare the daily bank deposit with associated journal entries, ensuring the deposit is made in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct regular review of refunds, and adjustments, and administer claims, refunds, adjustments, and/or corrections to corporate billing records.
  • Develop and maintain successful professional working relationships externally, i.e., customers and accounting/tax professionals, as well as internally, i.e., sales representatives and Company staff members, in order to manage job functions efficiently.
  • Assist with month-end closing, accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and maintain processes to follow up on customer enquiries and conduct required follow-up, responding in a knowledgeable and timely manner.
  • Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of the Company’s financial records.
  • Perform additional tasks as required or assigned.

Education and Requirements:

  • Post-secondary diploma in Accounting or Finance preferred and three years’ directly related work experience in an Accounts Receivable/Payable accounting capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Computer competency with basic accounting software, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet programs and applications; experience with an ERP system an asset.
  • Knowledge and expertise of accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, payment regulations and fair credit practices.
  • Accurately calculate, post, correct and manage accounting figures, organize and maintain financial records, and perform moderate to complex accounting reconciliations.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills, and demonstrated diplomatic, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Solid analytical thinking abilities and good planning, prioritizing and execution skills.
  • Effective attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy, and ability to work under time pressures and to meet deadlines generally, and, specifically, during the monthly and annual accounting close cycles.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to develop and sustain successful internal and external working relationships.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Self-directed, with ability to work successfully both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to respect and maintain matters of a confidential nature, including information regarding monetary transactions.
  • Some extended hours of work may be required.

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