Accounts Receivable Coordinator in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC011243

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Job Description  
Beckman Coulter North America is a $2 Billion Company and continues to grow. As we continue to strengthen our infrastructure, the AR Coordinator must possess the knowledge, skills and ability to manage a varied accounts receivable portfolio. Responsibilities include collecting customer outstanding receivable balances by enforcing terms of sale; timely analysis and making decisions for resolution of over/short payments and deductions/claims; reviewing and taking action on orders on hold; responding to internal and external customer inquiries; creating reports and analysis; assessing and changing procedures to incorporate new requirements and improve efficiency; other tasks and special projects as needed. The A/R Coordinator must be self-reliant and make independent decisions exercising good judgment. This position interacts with all levels of management internally and externally to minimize risk and improve profitability and the collections cycle. They serve as the main point of contact in identifying and resolving issues that impact receivables.
 Key Responsibilities 
  • Analyst has overall responsibility for a receivable portfolio
  • Independently plan, analyze and carry out collection of past due accounts
  • Conduct timely research, analysis and decision making for resolution of deductions and disputed items, short/over-payments
  • Reconcile accounts in timely manner; analysis of transactions and initiate credits and adjustments to accounts, as well as accurate clearing of corresponding credits and debits
  • Identify and resolve order-to-cash root cause issues that impede invoicing, collections and deduction resolution. Includes initiating and driving cross functional resolutions.
  • Review orders on credit hold and personally take appropriate action to ensure delivery dates met
  • Initiate and maintain complete, accurate and updated records of contacts, collection activities and account reconciliations
  • Financial risk analysis to update credit limits within level of authority and/or make recommendations to management
  • Active participation with driving results to meet individual, team and department objectives
  • Ongoing process improvement focus, making recommendations and participating and or leading implementations to improve department efficiency
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers and other functional groups at all levels including executive decision makers
  • Keep management apprised of unusual or non-standard issues and escalate when appropriate
  • Provide coverage during hours of responsibility for internal and external customers
  • Other tasks/projects as needed

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Minimum 3 years high volume collections and deductions experience (preferably trade spend); 
  • Minimum 3 years of  Microsoft Office skills : including pivot tables, vlookups, formula building and sorting of data
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medical industry highly desirable
  • Oracle experience highly desired
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic    
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a very ambiguous environment
  • Attention to detail without losing focus of the “big picture”
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing environment with the ability to stay focused and quickly achieve closure
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills required.
  • Proven ability to own complex portfolios  
  • Communication skills require strong business writing skills and the ability to effectively articulate with discussions, proposals and negotiations in a persuasive manner
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work well independently and in a team environment
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to put in extra time as needed to meet objectives

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.