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Manager Accounts Receivable

Buffalo, New York, United States
December 01, 2017

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Mary Ann Granica

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Hamburg, NY 14075



Experienced and goal-oriented Accounts Receivable Manager with a demonstrated track record of reducing DSO and bad debt expenses seeks a financially stable organization where I can utilize my management skills to benefit both the organization and myself.

Work History

Credit Manager 2013 to Present

IEH Auto Part LLC dba Auto Plus

Amherst, NY 14228

Manage the U.S. Accounts Receivable staff of 9 employees in New Account Set Up, Cash Application and Fleet Collection Department of a $1.6 billion sales organization. This includes recruiting and retention of top performing employees and managing non-performing employees in accordance with company policies.

Co-manage a staff of 16 collection analysts who are responsible for managing a $100 million portfolio.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining credit limits for over 90,000 U.S. based customers for both store and warehouse businesses.

Manage the tax exemption certificate database to ensure compliance with all state tax entities.

Reconcile various General Ledger accounts as well as posting financial journal entries.

Maintain and enforce all credit policies and procedures.

Responsible for all cash application activities related to U.S. fleet customers. This would also include the processing and application of all credit card payments.

Work directly with over 250 store managers and a sales management team of over 200 to extend special terms when needed for large equipment purchases. This would include filing all UCC documents with the state agencies to perfect security agreements on our machinery and merchandise.

Responsible for publishing weekly and monthly aged trial balances to management.

Hired as new accounts supervisor and promoted to credit manager in less than 1 year.

Accounts Receivable Manager

Curbell Inc. 1999 to July 2013

Orchard Park, NY 14127

Managed a staff of 9 employees in the Credit, Collections, and Cash Application Departments of a $150 million organization.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining all credit limits for new and existing customers.

Manage collection activities to maintain an optimal level of DSO while maintaining good relations with customer and sales force.

Responsible for the establishment and enforcement of a corporate credit policy.

Implemented a corporate wide credit hold policy.

Under my direct leadership, reduced DSO from an average of 60+ days to an average of 46 days.

Liaison with outside consultants in the implementation of the accounts receivable module of SAP ERP system. Involved initial operations analysis through final production execution.

Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of integrated credit card systems, which enabled us to accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover credit cards.

Responsible for all cash application processes to ensure accurate payment postings to customer’s accounts. Set up and maintain automated lockbox applications in two separate ERP systems: SAP and Syteline.

Credit & Collections Manager

Graphic Controls Corporation

Buffalo, NY 1979 to 1999

Hired as an accounting clerk and promoted to Staff Accountant after 1 year responsible for the generation and analysis of monthly financial packages.

Transferred to Collections Department in 1985 responsible for the collection of past due invoices for specific accounts.

Promoted to Credit Manager of the Medical Division in 1988 and in 1996 was promoted to the Credit and Collections Manager of the corporate division. In my tenure as credit manager, revenues increased from $40 million to $450 million.

Initiated the development and implementation of an automated rebate system for medical distributors who contributed to 50% of the gross revenues for the corporation.


Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Business Management. Graduated on Dean’s List.

Erie Community College, North Campus, Williamsville, NY

Associates Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting. Graduated with honors on the Dean’s List.

Other Facts

Aiming for a position, which will enable me to create my own opportunities and accept responsibility for results. Success oriented with a sound understanding of profits and their impact professionally and personally.

Experienced in SAP, Syteline, SBC, AS400 and Oracle.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Six Sigma Black Belt.

Experienced in the interpretation of Dunn & Bradstreet reports as well as Experian credit reports.


Available upon request.

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