Mgr., Accounts Receivable - Deductions in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 6/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/28/2019

Job Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

The Accounts Receivable Deductions Manager is a key member of the accounting team who leads the deductions management process and department.  This role will be responsible for ensuring the Company is managing customer claims and conducting deductions investigation, research and analysis effectively and efficiently.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Minimizing the amount of time customer deductions remain open by ensuring quick and thorough research of customer claims to determine their validity and taking the necessary steps to clear deductions via credit or customer repayment.
  • Drive improvement and efficiencies in the deductions management process. 
  • Lead the deductions management team of seven coordinators.
  • Conduct a thorough review of existing department including, people, process and systems.
  • Lead project to improve current operating model for deductions management, including: driving process standardization, implementing key metrics for improved tracking and visibility of process performance, implementation of standard practices by deduction type, comprehensive training of all tools to upskill team and ensure proficient use of tools.
  • Analyze trends, quantify cost/benefits and implement necessary policy changes.
  • Manage complex and high volume related deductions portfolio to ensure efficient operations and the highest level of customer service.
  • Identify high-risk accounts and implement processes to ensure accuracy of deductions taken.
  • Develop and maintain processes for appropriate investigation of deductions, including identification and resolution of inappropriate deductions.
  • Coordinate and communicate with Sales and Trade Teams to ensure timely, accurate and smooth processes, transaction recording and customer reconciliation support.
  • Communicate with customers to collect on invalid chargebacks (i.e. price discrepancies, traffic violations, excessive discounts, shortages, EDI related violations, etc.) by contacting account and providing backup documentation to prove why the charge is invalid.
  • Establish departmental and individuals goals supporting company financial objectives and initiatives, and provide formal and informal feedback to team members.
  • Prioritize, manage workload and function efficiently in a dynamic environment.
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in AR/ deduction management with previous managerial experience.
  • Strong analytical skills (ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and find solutions).
  • Expert level knowledge in accounting rules and regulations and in the application of those rules and regulations to a wide range of business activities.
  • Experience in leading and personally driving change and implementing best practices.
  • Strong communication skills; able to convey a message that is clear and concise linking business issues, financial results and strategy.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel (particularly Pivot tables and V Look ups), Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent time management, strong organizational and follow up skills, and attention to details.
  • Ability to be a key leader in a dynamic, data-focused organization.
  • Highly resourceful and very strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with AS400, Oracle Accounting systems a plus.

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.