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AR Reconciliation and Reporting Analyst

Melissa & Doug, Inc.

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Wilton, CT
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Job Overview:

Imagine working for a company with a mission you can truly believe in, a playful and energetic culture, a talented team of coworkers, and a bright future!  Melissa & Doug, the toy company committed to nurturing childhood wonder, is looking for a AR Reconciliation and Reporting Analyst.  In this role, you’ll be an essential part of our mission to inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world with thoughtfully designed toys that spark free play.

ROLE OVERVIEW
As an AR Reconciliation and Reporting Analyst, you will be responsible for maintaining our customer data,  analyzing and reporting on accounts receivables related information, and reconciling account information to drive process improvement.

  • Prepare weekly forecasting of cash collections from our customers for Management review, and update the forecasting model as needed
  • Assist in managing the receivables purchase agreement (RPA) by running reports of the accounts receivables balances that are eligible to borrow against 
  • Upload invoice reports to our lender's website to initiate borrowing against our receivables
  • Preparing requested supporting documents for audits related to our RPA
  • Reconcile high volume, and/or complex customer accounts to identify the root cause of issues
  • Work cross-functionally in the organization to communicate and help resolve issues impacting accounts receivable
  • Assist in projects to help clean-up customer master-data, including but not limited to identifying accounts to be closed, adding tax ID numbers, linking related accounts, and updating account information
  • Verify, reconcile and update accounts by reviewing discrepancies to produce accurate and credible data
  • Evaluate accounting operations processes, systems and procedures for efficiency of workflow; identify process improvements and provide recommended solutions through automation and application of lean concepts
  • Identify and correct discrepancies and explain variances to management
  • Partner with finance and IT to standardize the workflow, creating dashboards to help measure performance
  • Identify opportunities to improve and automate processes and controls and drive continuous improvement

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related field required; CPA a plus.
  • 3-5 years of Accounts Receivable or related experience
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, look-ups, complex formulas, etc.) Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; Oracle knowledge a plus
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed; able to work without supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to create trust and build relationships
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • #LI-HYBRID

OUR STORY
Cofounders Melissa and Doug began working out of a garage in 1988 making toys that ignite imagination and wonder. While the company has grown to include thousands of products and more than 500 employees, it still has the heart of a start-up! Today, Melissa & Doug is known as the #1 preschool brand for wooden toys and our toys are distributed in more than 100 countries and enjoyed by more than 60 million families. We are approaching $1 billion at retail annually yet the quality of every toy, the experience of every child, and the trust of every parent remains at the center of everything we do. To learn even more about our mission, history and Power of Play alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics, go to MelissaAndDoug.com

 

Melissa & Doug proudly goes beyond being an equal opportunity employer, we work hard to sustain and enhance the natural and organic inclusivity that is fostered every day, by every associate. We don’t do this because anyone tells us this is important, we do it because we genuinely want every person who comes to work here to be treated with respect and dignity and to be comfortable being their most authentic, genuine selves.

We hire for character, kindness, humanity, and experience . . . therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; religion; age; sex; national origin; color; ancestry; physical, mental, or learning disability; sexual orientation; transgender status; gender identity and expression; veteran or military status; along with any and all other legally protected characteristics. In that light, we will provide reasonable accommodations consistent with applicable law as it relates to disability and religious beliefs/practices.