Title:Accounts Receivable Team Lead
Location:Edmonton North
Type:Full Time
Description:

Sinclair Supply Ltd. is one of Western Canada's leading wholesale distributors of HVAC, Refrigeration and Hydronic products; serving the HVAC industry and our customers since 1946. Our team in Edmonton, Alberta is currently looking for a self-motivated and experienced Accounts Receivable Team Lead to become an integral part of the team.
Description:
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Accounts Receivable Team Lead will manage and oversee the day-to-day AR function for Sinclair Supply Ltd. (SSL). The core functions include the following:
• Oversee all day-to-day, centralized accounts receivable and collection functions for all 17 branches across western Canada.
• Supervision, mentorship and coaching of team of 3 or more direct reports.
• Development and implementation of policy and process that follow best business practice.

Accountabilities:
• Work with General Sales Manager, Regional Branch Managers & Branch Managers to reduce the amount of Accounts Receivable carried in the organization and at the branch levels.
• Supervise staff in the AR department – scheduling, workflow and performance management.
• Monitor collection status and produce monthly collection reports for management.
• Manage credit limits for all customers, including credit approval for new customers, credit risk monitoring and credit holds.
• Coordinate with sales staff to ensure credit limits and credit policies are followed including resolving escalating account inquiries and reconciliation of disputed accounts.
• Collect and follow-up on aged accounts receivable, monitor payment trends and carry out corrective measures and escalation of overdue accounts as required.
• Ensure timely collection of payments, follow-up on overdue balances and negotiate with customers for late & non-payment.
• Build and maintain strong working relationship with our key accounts and internal stakeholders.
• Supervise the application of cash receipts to the customer accounts and posting of invoices.
• Work with the CFO to prepare month-end and year-end reports.
• Ensure scheduled customer invoicing is completed appropriately.
• Perform various hands-on tasks as a working Accounts Receivable Team Lead.
• Attendance at monthly standard industry meetings.
• Identify and implement credit and collection processes and policies to improve AR hygiene.

Performance Measures:
• Reduce amount and aging of AR within the organization and branches.
• Organization can monitor, manage and budget cash flow.
• SSL is reporting on AR related KPI’s on a timely and accurate basis consistently.
• AR process is well defined and process efficiencies are in place.
• Efficient and effective AR controls and procedures are in place and breaches are identified and rectified.

Qualifications:

• Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in Senior Credit roles preferably in a distribution setting.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience leading an Accounts Receivable team.
• Post-secondary education in Finance, Accounting, or Business Management. A Credit Institute of Canada Designation (CCP) or pursuit of a CCP designation is strongly preferred.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, including analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Self-motivated, self-starter, strong attention to details and use of independent judgement.
• Thrives on an environment that is fast-paced, rapidly changing, and customer service-oriented.
• Advanced computer skills in Excel and financial software.
• Knowledge of Eclipse accounting software an asset.
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
• Demonstrated initiative in identifying and implementing new or innovative methods.
• Operational thinker and proven ability to lead a team to collaboration.

Contact:Human Resources
Email:careers@ssl.ca
How to Apply:

Please apply in confidence to Human Resources by emailing your resume to: careers@ssl.ca
We offer a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, a performance based incentive plan, an RRSP Matching program and a group benefit package.
We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. By submitting your resume and personal information to Sinclair Supply Ltd., and/or participating in a personal interview, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Sinclair Supply Ltd. to determine your suitability for employment opportunities.