Accounts Receivable Specialist

4 days ago
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Company/Position Overview

Build a Bright Future; Come Shine with Us!

At SolarWorld, each and every one of our green-collar employees is helping to save the world by delivering clean energy from sand and sun.  Our vision is simple: We Build the SolarWorld. We are the global leader in providing customer-oriented solar energy solutions, striving to make solar energy competitive and affordable for the average consumer.  The SolarWorld group is dedicated to the core business of solar photovoltaic products and technology.  With 500 MW of production capacity at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Oregon, SolarWorld operates the largest solar manufacturing site in North America.


Innovation, customer focused and growth not only define our company, but also describe our employees – the foundation of our success.  SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas.  To ensure employees’ success, we provide best-in-class benefits that focus on delivering quality of life and personal development. SolarWorld employees enjoy a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation (5 weeks for exempt) and reimbursement of education expenses for qualified degree level programs!


Our culture not only encourages, but also demands personal responsibility, diversity, and an entrepreneurial way of thinking.    Join us in a bright future and build a successful career for yourself. Feel good knowing that the work you do every day will build a better tomorrow for generations to come!

Job Accountabilities

About the Position

The accounts receivable specialist is responsible for managing the accounts receivable ledger and collections for SolarWorld Americas Inc. This role develops relationships with customers, finance, sales, customer service and logistics teams to ensure effective shipment of orders, timely collections, and accounts receivable maintenance.  


Primary responsibilities for this position include the following:


  • Provides administrative support to the credit and collections process which includes collection of receivables, cash posting, new customer set ups, and customer account reconciliations.
  • Prepares weekly email correspondences to outstanding accounts with open balances past and current, for payment status.
  • Assists in resolution of outstanding invoice problems from past due accounts including deductions management.
  • Identify and communicate concerns to management, sales and order management support regarding customer credit limits and payment history.
  • Responds to inquiries from customers and/or external collection resources and works with appropriate parties to resolve issues.
  • Pull daily bank deposit information and post customer payments in the system and maintain the cash report.
  • Update reporting as needed, for backlog reports, cash forecast, and month end management reports.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

The Requirements


The ideal candidate for this position brings an enthusiasm for saving the environment through our philosophy of sustainability – “clean energy from sand and sun”.  All employees of SolarWorld must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and be able to tolerate ambiguity as we develop processes and operate entrepreneurially to accomplish deliverables.  Our employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks. 


The successful candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills:


  • HS Diploma or equivalent with preference given to candidates with post-secondary education.
  • Three years of relevant or transferrable experience in corporate collections and/or cash posting. Experience in manufacturing or sales environment a plus.
  • Preference for candidates with experience using SAP.
  • Experience with the collection of past due accounts, including high value accounts, while maintaining professional relationships with customers.
  • Strong customer service background including the ability to interact with internal and external customers, including requesting and responding to information in a professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Demonstrated work or educational experience utilizing strong organizational, adaptability, and time management skills with previous experience managing multiple and often competing priorities.
  • Intermediate to Advanced experience in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to synthesize data required, including pivot tables, advanced formulas, filters, etc.
  • Must be able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, interrupt driven, open-office environment. 
  • Attendance is a required function of this position.

SolarWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran/G

All offers of employment are contingent upon a candidate’s successful completion of SolarWorld’s pre-employment drug testing, and background investigation, which includes employment, education and criminal histories.

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