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Accounts Receivable Professional

Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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RASHEED MOHAMMED

***-** ******* ******* ***.linkedin.com/in/rasheed-mohammed-253865a5 Phone # 718-***-****

Jamaica Estates, NY 11432 acw9lz@r.postjobfree.com

An Accounts Receivable Professional with a good understanding of Credit and Collection functions. Interested in implementing checks and balances to ensure invoices are billed correctly, followed by a Robust collection regimen. Focused on ‘fast tracking’ the return of cash back to the company as well as nurturing co-operative work relationships with internal staff and customer base.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Authored Employers’ Collection and Deduction policies.

Projected a professional corporate image by pre-notifying customer base of upcoming price and policy changes.

Introduced proactive collection measures which resulted in reduced bad debt and improved DSO.

Facilitated cash recoveries of $150K-$250K (annually) on items which were solely payment errors and deductions.

Introduced a series of Excel based formula solutions to automate labor intensive routines.

Created an A/R module capable of Invoicing, Cash application and Report generation( utilizing Microsoft Access).

EXPERIENCE

Winter Wyman Temporary Staffing Svs., New York, NY 01/2016 – 05/2016

Acting Corporate Credit Manager ( Century Fasteners)

Released shipments placed on ‘credit hold’ by re-evaluating current risks and the customer’s ability to pay.

Supervised 10 remote branch representatives responsible for credit investigation and collections.

Prepared and maintained a number of excel “V-look-up” spreadsheets.

Ensured credit card and lock-box receipts were successfully reconciled with bank statements.

NY Hotel Employee Benefit Funds, New York, NY 09/1998 – 10/2015

Accounts Receivable Manager

Managed and provided guidance to team of 4 associates engaged in Billing, Cash Application and Collections.

Reviewed the company’s cash and collection procedures and introduced process enhancements, when necessary.

Followed up on all delinquencies,disputed items and customers with deteriorating payment patterns.

Provided management with status updates on major collection issues and audit recoveries.

Generated a series of special reports off invoiced documents for use in statistical analyses and budgeting.

Analyzed contract documents to ensure full compliance with its performance and payment directives.

Encouraged collaboration with customer base and 3rd party entities by readily sharing data and making customer service part of the receivable department’s daily routine.

Verified all cash and credit card statements were reconciled with the A/R receipt ledgers.

Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ 10/1988 – 08/1998

Credit & Collections Manager

Evaluated credit worthiness of new and existing accounts utilizing credit reports and trade/bank references.

Pursued and reconciled a series of customer deduction issues by determining their root causes and implementing corrective measures to prevent and/or restrict their re-occurrence.

Elicited the support of a network of regional Sales managers and Broker affiliates to reinforce collection efforts.

Supervised 5 associates in the following areas : Collections,Cash Application, Deduction resolution, Journal entry and Credit Memo processing.

Prepared Lotus spreadsheets to compute and keep track of volumetric rebates.

EDUCATION

Associates degree in Business Management GPA: 3.90 Taylor College

How to Successfully Manage People (American Management Association) - course

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, “If” formulas), Access, Word, AS400



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