Account Receivable Operations Lead

Proterra
April 04, 2024
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Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive support to Proterra's corporate finance team supporting Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations. In this role, you will be responsible for the formation of a best in class, ground up developed, Accounts Receivable operations function for Proterra. You will collaborate with other finance and accounting team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and Greer, SC.

The Accounts Receivable Operations Lead role is an opportunity to be part of a developing Accounts Receivable team. If you are a self-starter who collaborates well with internal and external stakeholders, and drives business requirements, come join us as we build a best-in-class Accounts Receivable organization for Proterra.

You will take the lead in developing and executing the vision for the Accounts Receivable Operations and new strategy of a recently reorganized organization. This position will be responsible for overseeing accounts receivable invoicing, analyses, cash collection forecasting and management reporting. You will drive process improvement and automation in these areas and manage relationships within the company and our customers. This role was created due to business growth and companywide strategic initiatives.

The role reports to Director, Treasury/Finance and is responsible for managing Accounts Receivable Operations company wide. The successful candidate should have experience in Accounts Receivable Operations, including, customer relationship management, accounts receivable and payables, and Accounts Receivable best practices and processes. The ideal candidate should have a track record dealing with complexity, thrive under pressure, and have experience in a public company Accounts Receivable organization. Proterra primarily operates in the US, although the successful candidate will have experience globally with the expectation the company could expand into international markets in the future.

About the Role – You Will:

  • Develop and execute a vision for the Accounts Receivable Department, partner with the Finance Management to define an accounts receivable operations road map to ensure timely customer collections.
  • Establish departmental policies, and operating procedures
  • Drive process improvement and automation initiatives
  • Maintain strong customer relationships, including timely response to inquires, dispute resolutions and emailing monthly account statements
  • Oversee daily cash operations for US, ensuring customer invoices are emailed and cash collections are recorded
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams to improve customer invoice accuracy and reduce time to collect cash
  • Lead weekly meetings to review customer A/R aging with cross-functional process owners
  • Manage cash collections forecast
  • Support the smooth operation of A/R to resolve business critical issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain a system of policies and procedures that impose an adequate level of control over Accounts Receivable activities
  • Assist Finance Team with cash planning/budgeting issues as required
  • Support ad hoc requests and projects
  • Proficient utilizing the company's ERP
  • Review Accounts Receivable related journal entries.
  • About You:

  • A team player, keen to learn and grow in the Accounts Receivable function.
  • Ability to thrive in in a fast-paced environment and comfortable with managing competing projects and deliverables on tight timelines.
  • Subject matter expert on accounts receivable-related topics with a constant eye on process improvement and creating efficiencies through technology.
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance a bonus
  • Minimum 1 years of experience in Accounts Receivable
  • Familiarity with online banking platforms
  • Expertise in ERP systems, reporting, data query
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (oral, written & listening)
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a fast-paced and fluid environment
  • Self-starter: you take initiative, set goals, and meet them
  • Location: Greer, SC

    Travel: 10%

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