Accounts Receivable Specialist

| Chicago
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Who we are.

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

What you will do.

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for collections of outstanding accounts receivable dollars from the existing client base and all other aspects of collections, resolving customer billing problems and reducing accounts receivable delinquency. This position will report to the Accounting Manager. This role requires strong attention to detail, an understanding of accounting principles including revenue recognition, accounts receivable and cash application, problem-solving and negotiation, and an ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks. Able to demonstrate flexibility, tactfulness and handle a high volume of work.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze monthly Aged Receivables Reports to identify those clients who need to be contacted. Review open accounts for collection efforts.
  • Make outbound collection calls & emails in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations.
  • Research billing issues and communicate results to Customers and Sales Team
  • Deliver exceptional customer service while keeping goals and metrics in mind
  • Collect customer payments in accordance with payment terms.
  • Identify issues attributing to account delinquency and discuss them with management.
  • Review and monitor accounts and all applicable collection reports.
  • Provide timely follow-up on payment arrangements.
  • Scan & email documents to clients and follow up.

Experience and Skills

  • The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 2 years of corporate collections experience including interaction with a large customer base.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and analytical skills required
  • Creative, self-disciplined and capable of identifying and completing critical tasks independently
  • Must have advanced problem solving and analytical skills
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Able to organize daily workload volumes
  • Must be self-directed and effective working independently, yet equally comfortable contributing in a team environment
  • Accept direction and constructive criticism; perform calmly and effectively in an extremely busy work environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel & Word.
  • Experience in NetSuite & SalesForce is preferred but not required.
The SPINS Way
  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.
Why SPINS?

 If we haven’t convinced you to join us yet, this just might! Sure we have a great benefit program but SPINS also offers its team members:

  • Company subsidized commuter transit program
  • Gym, bike storage and showers onsite
  • Fresh and healthy snacks daily
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Free yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, client product demos, outings, and more.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the QA engineering team, you will learn about all of our different products and work with the various development and product intelligence teams that make up SPINS. You will gain an understanding of how our company works from end to end.

AJ Rudolph

Manager, Data and Software Quality

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Over the years, I've worked for both corporate and not for profit organizations and SPINS feels the most nurturing and organic. Individuals and teams are empowered to define a path to success. If you are curious and passionate, you can forge multi-disciplinary partnerships & make a difference beyond the boundaries of your specific department/role.

Andrea

Senior Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and six weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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