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BUNZL Director, Bunzl Retail Services Accounting Shared Services (Morton Grove, IL) in Morton Grove, Illinois

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

The Director will be responsible for working directly with the VP of Finance and Controller to oversee the accuracy, prudence and efficiency in all aspects of Shared Services including but not limited to Invoicing, Accounts Payable, Cash Application, Credit Management, Lease and Office Administration within BRS. The Director is responsible for providing leadership to ensure a seamless experience to our internal and external customers as well as mitigating the company’s credit risk and working capital.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a role model for BRS’s Core Values

  • Maintain and enforce accounting processes and best practices

  • Lead, manage and develop assigned staff

  • Credit Management

  • Proactively manage the credit risk program and monitoring the company’s risk exposure.

  • Approve or reject requests for changes to terms, based on credibility and potential revenues and losses.

  • Coordinate with legal on any bankruptcy activity within customer base.

  • Cash Application & Collection

  • Analyze and improve all cash receipt processes. Identify and address any problems regarding payment delays and fees.

  • Maintain accounts receivable aging within agreed and accepted parameters.

  • Lead and collaborate other departments (e.g. sales, account management, legal, general accounting) with collections activities as needed

  • Invoicing

  • Oversee quality assurance, quality control, and customer service regarding the invoicing process

  • Document, maintain and enforce compliance with invoicing procedures

  • Evaluate any requests for exceptions to policy or terms

  • Coordinate timely and accurate distribution of customer invoices

  • Respond to questions as needed in order to support timely customer payments

  • Accounts Payable and Lease Management

  • Coordinate with internal teams and corporate AP to ensure timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintain accurate records and control report

  • Review accounts payable register to ensure accuracy

  • Track and optimize every aspect of leased asset portfolio

  • Proactively review upcoming renewals and coordinate exercising appropriate options, maintaining accurate lease data

  • Office Management

  • Coordinate critical office functions including reception, supplies, onboarding of new staff, office events, etc.

  • Serve as a liaison and primary contact point for all corporate functions (IT, HR, Finance, Facility Management, Lease Programs, etc.)

  • Lead special projects as required by senior management

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential

  • Manage total exposure (inventory and A/R) to within 95% of budget

  • Invoices are delivered accurately and timely to customer base in accordance with contract terms

  • Hold monthly (or more frequently as needed) calls to proactively manage AR and Inventory with NAMs

  • Cash received is applied on the day of receipt and with a degree of accuracy of 98% or above

  • Vendor payments made timely and in accordance with capital deployed goals

  • MG office environment operates effectively, staff have what they need to be productive

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related degree

  • 7+ years of related Shared Services experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of management experience within a business to business environment or similar process

  • Demonstrated process orientation - ability to analyze processes, improve processes and measure process quality and scale

  • Advanced Excel, communication and problem solving skills

  • International billing and tax experience preferred

  • Knowledge of JD Edwards a plus

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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