Accounts Receivable Supervisor

Irvine California
Required Experience: 7 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 days ago

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.

Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, onsite gym, discount on clothes, summer hours and employer provided lunches and fruit! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.

La Jolla Group is seeking a dynamic and experienced Accounts Receivable Supervisor to lead a diverse team in our credit and collection efforts across multiple apparel brands within the action sports/active lifestyle industries.

The Accounts Receivable Supervisor is tasked with creatively motivating and inspiring an A/R team of four or more, as well as improving, maintaining, and reporting on all related A/R processes, transactions and results. This person will oversee the credit analysis and approval process per department policy, including assessing credit worthiness of new and existing wholesale accounts with an emphasis on maximizing company profitability and minimizing credit risk.

Essential Job Functions


⏵ Monitor and analyze A/R aging and prioritizes items for department staff attention. Work directly with staff, across departments, and with wholesale accounts to resolve any outstanding A/R items.

⏵ Review all new and existing account requests for extension of payment terms and credit limits within specified approval limits.

⏵ Periodic but consistent financial/credit review and analysis of high exposure accounts in order to reduce risk, with constant attention to credit and industry opinions, trends and media reports which may be informative. Must be able to effectively communicate opinions and findings to management.

⏵ Strengthen team skills through available training and developmental programs. Manage project assignments and staffing for department.

⏵ Build and maintain positive and professional working relationships across internal departments and with external customers.

⏵ Manage relations with collection agencies and credit reporting services. Actively participate in Reimer and SICA credit groups.

⏵ Assist in the evaluation and development of existing credit and accounts receivable policies, procedures, and technology. Make recommendations to the department director for improvement opportunities and assist with implementation of any new technologies.

⏵ Work with Director of A/R and Controller to identify best practices and any control issues. Maintain/implement them in practical use.

⏵ Prioritize department work load and coordinate month, quarter, and year end close responsibilities with staff.

⏵ Review daily cash receipts, credit/debit memo entries, deductions and supporting documentation input into accounts receivable ERP systems to ensure the accuracy and the integrity of all GL entries.

⏵ Monitor and evaluate customer aging and perform follow-up review with department staff. Analyze AR aging for areas of opportunity. Communicate findings with management and across departments.

⏵ Coordinate and support periodic internal and external audit activities.

⏵ Monitor all customer bankruptcies, initiate claim documentation to file with the court and follows-up with the appropriate action to minimize financial loss.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.

⏵ Seven or more years progressive Credit and Accounts Receivable experience.

⏵ Two or more years of supervisory experience.

⏵ Strong leadership experience in all aspects of Credit, Collections and Accounts Receivable.

⏵ Ability to analyze and identify potential customer credit risk factors and act appropriately.

⏵ Strong knowledge of basic accounting principles.

⏵ Experience with handling a high volume of customer deductions and timely chargeback resolution in a retail/wholesale environment.

⏵ Knowledge of ecommerce technologies, order processing and payment platforms, and account reconciliation.

⏵ Experience in reviewing and monitoring customer vendor compliance manuals.

⏵ Basic knowledge of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) processes.

⏵ Create an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork and collaboration, both internally and externally.

⏵ Ability to manage, develop, and inspire people. Prioritize expectations, teach, track results and manage accountability.

⏵ Whole problem solver. Implements solutions to solve root cause problems. Strong analytical skills.

⏵ Strong written, oral and facilitation skills.

⏵ Tactful communication in resolving issues and discrepancies; Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization

⏵ Excellent project management skills.

⏵ Strong Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook skills.

⏵ Full Circle ERP experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about company building.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.