Accounts Receivable Coordinator in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC014846

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at www.beckmancoulter.com.
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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.  Government experience is a plus.
  • Accounts Receivable Coordinator 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



Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • High volume collection and deductions 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • 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
Preferred:

Associate Degree or higher
DoD Accounting
Exceptional Microsoft Office skills 
Oracle experience 

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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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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