Accounts Receivable Analyst at Color Brands (Chicago, IL)

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The role is an opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable professional to support a fast-paced entrepreneurial organization that is passionate about food brands and seeks to continually use optimal business tools and innovative ways to deliver for our clients and customers. Our business teams are nimble, dynamic and hungry to deliver innovative products and solutions on a global scale.
Key Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of the order-to-cash lifecycle, management of SKUs, inventory management, accrual accounting, and have a strong grasp of accounting principles.
Key Responsibilities may include:
  • Creating, revising and sending Proformas to the Sales team
  • Prepare final invoices
  • Generate credit notes for overpayments and customer claims
  • Update account receivables records
  • Partner with Credit and Collection departments to optimally manage billing and cash flow

Color Brands distributes well known and independent consumer food brands to premium retail and distribution customers worldwide. We specialize in the export of food, beverage, and nutrition items - some of the world's most famous brands - to 70+ countries. We are headquartered in the Fulton Market neighborhood of Chicago in a renovated warehouse loft with access to the incredible West Loop food scene and walkable from 3 L (Blue, Green and Pink) stations. We believe in creating a collaborative team environment by hosting weekly happy hours, stocking our shelves with snacks and beverages from our brand partners, and providing our employees a monthly stipend for team social outings.
We offer a market competitive salary, medical and savings benefits and performance bonus incentives.
Basic Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience working in the Finance team of a mid-sized business, preferably in the wholesale food and beverage or CPG industry
  • 1-2 years of experience working on A/R management
  • High school degreed

Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Associates or Bachelors degree preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate office software user skilled, including Excel, Word, QuickBooks Enterprise or other CRM and ERP systems
  • Able to multitask, work accurately and independently
  • Extreme attention to detail and willingness to take initiative and resolve issues proactively
  • Able to collaborate with different teams and team members
  • Positive and professional demeanor

Color Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Color Brands is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Color Brands are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Color Brands will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Color Brands encourages applicants of all ages.
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West Loop/Fulton Market neighborhood, just a short walk from the Grand Blue Line stop. Close to all of the West Loop action.

An Insider's view of Color Brands

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a comfortable setting where everyone individualizes their workspace and wears what they feel most comfortable working in. The office is bright and open with floor-to-ceiling windows which matches Color Brands’ energy. We take a lot of time getting to know each other through our weekly social events and activities.


Director, Process Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Initially hired as a Director of Purchasing, the leadership team allowed me to expand my role taking on logistics and international operations. I had the autonomy to solve complex problems our team was facing which resulted in me being promoted to Vice President of Global Supply Chain where I continue to further my career.


Vice President, Global Supply Chain

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

There are no ivory towers at Color Brands. Our leadership team is accessible, supportive and driven to build a company culture that is inclusive and has an emphasis on teamwork. We value the hard work that Color Brands employees put in on a daily basis and work side by side with our teams to provide the support they need to succeed.


Vice President, Human Resources

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