Accounting Specialist in Kansas City KS

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Dairy Farmers of America
Accounting Specialist
Job ID: 
Kansas City KS
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Job Types:
Accountant, Cost Accountant

This opportunity is on our Accounts Receivable team specializing in handling short paid invoices. This position is responsible for managing a deduction portfolio, including working directly with our customers and brokers and cross functionally with Sales, Trade Marketing, and Customer Service to resolve open deductions timely and accurately. This position also continuously investigates opportunities to streamline processes, control risk and provides excellent customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Investigates and resolves deductions based on assigned DFA customer accounts by analyzing customer, account, promotion and/or payment detail?
  • Receives, organizes, and distributes deductions with necessary backup to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Determines validity of each deduction and accurately documents and executes appropriate disposition
  • Contacts customers for additional information to resolve deductions as necessary
  • Processes requests for payment on invalid deductions
  • Work in collaboration with the Sales team, Trade Marketing, Customer Service, Logistics and Broker offices to obtain needed information to ensure deductions are resolved timely
  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships with internal customers
  • Identifies deduction patterns that indicate potential operational issues requiring proactive corrective action
  • Identifies and implements opportunities for process improvement within areas of responsibility
  • Maintains process documentation and standard operating procedures for areas of responsibility
  • Performs other duties as requested
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