Credit Specialist

  • Location: Houston Area
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #8439

The Credit Specialist will be responsible for performing all credit and collections functions associated with mid-tier account portfolio in accordance with the credit department goals and objectives. 

Responsibilities of the Credit Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform account management tasks related to credit and collections and overall accounts receivable management
  • Perform periodic analysis on their customer account portfolio. Perform root cause analysis to resolve problems in timely manner
  • Recommend credit limits for accounts in the portfolio and Identify issues needing escalation
  • Extend credit to customers within their limits of authority and approve credit inquiries.
  • Generate account statements, provide billing documentation and prepares credit adjustments where applicable
  • Identify delinquency drivers and achieve resolution is required.
  • Ensure optimal cash flow by continued positive contact and relationship building.
  • Facilitate customer meetings
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by Credit Manager
     

Qualifications of the Credit Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred or 3+ years of equivalent experience in AR/AP or credit role preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience with electronic billing (ADP, Oildex, EDI)
  • Intermediate Excel skills (vlookup/pivot tables/power queries)
  • Intermediate knowledge of financial statements and credit reporting tools (D&B, etc.)
  • Experience managing portfolio; intermediate understanding of reconciliations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all organizational levels
  • Work well independently, part of a team and takes initiative to deliver on results in acceptable period of time
  • Travel to customer or field locations to perform account reviews with credit manager as required
  • Candidate must have an acceptable driving record according to company guidelines
     

Working Conditions: Professional office environment, On-Site 

Shift Time/Overtime: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Education: Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred or 3+ years of equivalent experience in AR/AP or credit role preferred

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