ANALYST, LINEAR COLLECTIONS

US-NY-New York
Brand
Viacom
iCIMS ID
2017-7739

Overview and Responsibilities

Collection Analyst is responsible for maintaining a large volume of Linear portfolio, which includes managing, identifying & resolving discrepancies, along with maintaining an acceptable payment pattern and relationship with clients. The Collector will be challenged to use multiple collection methods / techniques in order to maximize cash flow and minimize bad debt risk. The Collector is a key player in the organization and impacts VIACOM’s bottom line.

Basic Qualifications

  • Oversee Linear Collections portfolio of approx. $100M –includes actively resolving discrepancies & translating to cash
  • Actively collect $100.0M of Ad Sales Linear receivables
  • Contacting customers for the prompt collection or resolution of the aged receivables using email, telephone calls,
  • Keeping adequate records of call contacts with customers
  • Performing follow-up’s on accounts with significant aging or past due amounts
  • Managing & solving customer disputes (ensuring proper communication with ad sales, csr’s & stakeholders)
  • Meeting individual cash collection targets (Aging, DSO, % of Overdue, etc..)
  • Providing the management team with periodic cash forecast projections
  • Working closely with other departments / functions to understand the specific issues causing payment delays; also directly involved in determining the most appropriate course of action (account holds, payment plans, etc..)
  • Preparing routine reports for the management team,
  • Organize and participate in the periodic aging reviews with Director
  • Supporting customer’s ad-hoc requests (statement of accounts, invoice copies, backup documentation, accounts reconciliations, etc...)
  • Working closely with various department, playing an active role during month end close activities
  • Ensuring that Accounts Receivable ledgers are properly managed
  • Supporting the Cash Application team in the account reconciliation process (addressing cash application issues and following-up with customers on missing documentation & remittances)
  • Providing detailed backup explanation of AR balances to both internal & external auditors
  • Prepare VP Discrep Sheets
  • Providing immediate escalation of any concerns such as changes in the customers payment trends
  • Prepare linear refund requests
  • Advise Credit department in a timely manner of all accounts experiencing financial difficulties
  • Run, prepare and analyze various reports, including the discrepancy report, Cash package and monthly aging reports 
  • Prepare linear month checks expected for Director’s review
  • Work within a team environment to achieve established common goals and deadlines, including established Linear cash targets
  • Participate in check pick ups
  • Work on month end close jointly with GBS NY & CS Team-may include applying cash

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting , Finance or Economic
  • General knowledge of accounting principles
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Strong communication skills - oral, written, interpersonal
  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with ambiguity
  • Flexibility with work schedule
  • Demonstrated the ability to be a team player and possess strong work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines
  • Self motivator and innovative
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Collections experience a plus
  • Language skill a plus
  • Experience in cable industry a plus

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