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Danaher Corporation Senior Collections Analyst / AR in Hartford, Connecticut

Job Summary:

The Senior Collections Analyst will manage accounts receivable and collections processes for the Pall Water Americas region & act as the liaison between Pall Corporation Shared Service Collections for all regions of the Pall Water business, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

*This is a remote role and can be based anywhere in Northeastern US. The most ideal candidate would live within driving distance to Cortland, New York.

This is a truly senior role where strong AR knowledge is needed, along with strategic ability to do self motivated analysis, investigation and reviews. You'll be dealing with complex contracts and eventually take on added project responsiblities. If you are a naturally curious person with great problem solving skills and have SAP and/or Taulia system experience...this may be the position for you!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the accounts receivable (AR) and collection processes for the Pall Water Americas region.

  • Manage accounts receivable and bad debt reporting globally for Pall Water, all regions.

  • Ensure proper invoicing within standard policies reflective of the customer requirements.

  • Maintain Standard Work documents and act as a key liaison between finance, sales & service, project management, and outside customers. Resolve customer payment obstacles and reduce accounts receivable delinquency.

  • Process credit card transactions and local check processing.

  • Manage bad debt risk across Pall Water's global business and involve the team to mitigate risk.

  • Conduct credit checks on all customers; establish and manage limits.

  • Monitor and report deviations from credit standards.

  • Negotiate with clients in non-payment cases.

  • Own creating and preparing monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc forecasting reporting and processes with a high level of accuracy.

  • Partner with global collections analysts on EMEA and Asia regions to ensure collectability and accuracy of Pall Water projects.

  • Manage coordination with a shared service organization for cash application making sure all cash receipts are applied properly.

  • Drive team efficiency and improvements, including DSO (Working Capital) improvements.

  • Act as key liaison on AR issues for internal customers, auditors & outside customers.

  • Ownership of Pall Water cash reporting and progress meetings with Pall Corporate

  • Assist others in Finance as required (e.g. Tax, Financial Reporting, etc.)

  • Embrace and utilize a culture with regular kaizen activities leveraging daily management and continuous process improvement to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Solves problems, evaluating systems and or processes to determine root cause and implement corrective actions as required, engaging subject matter experts as needed

  • Continuously improve our execution plans for projects, drive improvements thru Danaher Business System tools.

  • Travel requirement of 2 weeks per quarter to Cortland, NY office.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Accounting or Finance and 3-5 years of corporate collections experience required. A Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience must include:

  • Interaction with a large customer base

  • Experience with project/progress billing

  • Purchase Orders and Customer Payment Portals

  • ERP systems, preferably SAP

  • Financial data analysis

Position Competencies

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS-Office products, including Excel (pivot table, vlook-up, and other complex data tools), Word and E-mail.

  • Excellent analytical skills along with the ability to create and present detailed reports

  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results beyond expectation

  • Demonstrate a problem-solving attitude and ability to think out of the box.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Demonstrate highly effective d etail-oriented written and verbal communication skills including facilitation skills, meaningful use of spreadsheet analysis to meet business requirements. Use clear and concise writing and communication for interfacing with team members and customers.

  • Use excellent organizational and documentation skills.

  • Ability to quickly multitask and prioritize

  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally, troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems by involving project team members and driving to conclusion

  • Ability to work in an office or remote environment

  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position as required.

What makes this opportunity great? Let us tell you...

  • You help us delivering world-class water treatment systems to customers around the world.

  • You work in a collaborative culture that values a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a good sense of partnership

  • Our team of associates is passionate about achieving great results for our customers

  • Ability to fully use your breadth and depth of experience; no pigeonhole here!

  • And there is a lot of great work happening; it is always busy.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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