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Collection Analyst is responsible for maintaining a large volume Ad Sales Linear Cable 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 VIACOMCBS’ bottom line. The role is in the Order to Cash organization based in in New York.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Oversee Linear Cable 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 discrepancies (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 • Work on month end close jointly with NY & Buenos Aires Team -may include applying cash
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REQUIREMENTS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Bachelors degree in Accounting , Finance or Economic preferred • 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
• Percentage reduction of overall A/R • Established monthly cash goals • Quarterly goal of over 90+ percentage • Reduction of Discrepancies • DSO calculations
Internal Number: 5917
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