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B2B Credit/Collections/AR

Bergenfield, New Jersey, United States
February 05, 2019

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Albert G. Bright, Jr.

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Bergenfield, New Jersey 07621

Telephone: 201-***-****

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Career Profile:

A highly dynamic and organized professional with thirty-five years’ diverse accounting department experience. Looking for a challenging position where my extensive experience can be utilized. Desire to work for a company that will appreciate my dedication and my straight-forward style as well as my overall initiative and commitment to continuous learning. Professional Strengths:

Possesses strong project management skills and ability to work at all levels in an organization

Excellent managerial skills in leading teams, combined with a hands-on approach to drive the team toward continuous learning.

Solid accounting and accounts receivable and inventory management, and data entry knowledge.

Extensive experience in credit investigation and collection procedures, settlement negotiations, disputed billings, and bankruptcy proceedings.

Demonstrated ability to develop, identify and implement process improvements

Ability to learn new concepts and improve the existing ones

Familiar with technologies like SAP systems, reporting tools, data warehouse reporting tools, advanced Excel

Goal oriented and ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization and to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure

Ability to develop and manage complex reconciliation processes across a wide variety of customers

Professional Experience:

Interplex NAS, Northvale, NJ, June 2017 - current

Billing, Accounts Receivable, Collections working with all company accounts, domestic & abroad, interfacing daily with Sales, Customer Service, and Shipping. Established proper systems and procedures to track all outgoing billing from invoicing to final payment. Developed and instituted interactive listing of customer AP/Purchasing contacts to be used daily and kept updated. Designed monthly aged trial balance for in-house network distribution, set realistic timeline and goals for collection of past-due invoices, reduced 90-day-plus outstanding balance by 85% through collection efforts and reconciliation. Wrote AR/Collections Department training guide. Robert Half/Benjamin Moore & Company, Montvale, NJ, November 2015 - June 2017 - temp All facets of Accounts Receivable including daily cash applications, remittance research, payment reconciliation, and offsets using SAP programs; account base consists of neighborhood and national retailers.

Professional Search Network/Hytorc, Mahwah, NJ, September 2015 –temp Collection of all past-due invoices; instituted proper trial balance and collection procedures. Robert Half/Kallman Worldwide, Waldwick, NJ, July 2015 - temp Business-to-business collections and accounts receivable; instituted proper collection procedures. Robert Half/AGFA Corporation, Elmwood Park, NJ, January - October, 2014, temp Collection of past-due balances in printing and graphics industry; customers range from small local print shops to major publishers, newspaper syndicates and international corporations. Robert Half/Mindray USA, Mahwah, NJ, July - September, 2013, temp Collection and reconciliation of all past-due balances in assigned territory; customer base consists of public and private hospitals, medical facilities, and medical equipment suppliers. Page Personnel/Thermwell Products, Mahwah, NJ, November 2011 to October 2012, temp Review, research, reconcile and if possible collect all accounts receivable chargebacks. Bryant Staffing/BMW North America, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, February 2008 to October 2009 Full charge of all dealer receivables for BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce brand products, including: daily access and download of all North America lock box deposits; application of receivables and reconciliation of accounts; general ledger maintenance and reporting; creation of daily spread sheets for uploading to accounts; creation and application of dealer credits; identifying problems and developing methods for streamlining AR system applications. Palermo Supply Company, Inc., Bergenfield, NJ, May 2005 to May 2007 Assistant to the Credit Manager

Handled the tasks of managing the workflow of the department

Responsible for analyzing A/R reports

Ensured accurate and timely invoice statements

Responsible for monitoring cost centers for potential problems and updated potential problems to Financial Services Director on monthly basis

Coordinated the revision of service codes, revenue codes, RUs, accounts between Financial Services, MIS and programs as needed

Ensured that the data is entered in accordance with company guidelines Robert Half, Paramus, NJ, August 2004 to May 2005

Long-term temporary positions handling all aspects of corporate receivables; reconciliations; collections and general maintenance of all customer accounts, including daily lockbox reconciliation, wires, inter-company transfers using SAP. Sr. Credit/Collections Associate

North Jersey Media Group, Hackensack, NJ, December 2002 to July 2004 Reconciliation and collection of advertising payments due to major newspapers. Tracked all receivables, rate adjustments, credit authorizations, and cash applications. Increased the overall revenue stream by 20% by implementing a new payment tracking system. Accounts Receivable, Credit/Collections, Accounting Associate Positions Finnaren & Haley Paint Company, Kearny, NJ, April 2002 to November 2002 Wurth USA, Ramsey, NJ, Credit/Collections, August 2001 to November 2001 Temporary positions requiring credit/collections, warehouse management, order-entry, coordinating customer deliveries, inventory management, and bankruptcy claims processing. Credit Manager

The Sherwin-Williams Company, Moonachie, NJ, October 1996 to May 2001 Interfaced with a broad range of customers, including: commercial and residential painters, general contractors, and corporate accounts. Implemented a new credit/collections and accounts receivable tracking system. Account balance research including charge-backs, credit histories, bad-debt charge-offs, and daily credit authorizations to company facilities. Further responsibilities include payment negotiations and settlement of past-due balances.

Reviewed work performance of subordinates and took corrective action where appropriate

Ensured that all payments collected on a monthly basis

Supported the reviewing and analyzing of general ledger accounts for interim and year-end closings

Assisted Accounts Receivable Staff and Accounts Receivable Supervisor when required

Responsible for planning and coordinating education and training programs for accounts staff

Responsible for reviewing aged receivables, preparing and submitting recommendations on write-off of bad debts to the Financial Director

Handled the tasks of reviewing and approving payment coding and monthly invoices Pre-1995 experience:

Retail sales and management

Credit management within the publishing industry Educational Summary:

Dumont High School, Dumont, NJ

Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ


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