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ACCO Brands | Sidney, NY
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Position Summary

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.

Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

ACCO Brands is seeking a talented individual to join the Finance team as a Accounts Receivable Specialist at the Sidney, New York location. We are looking for organizational skills and candidates who are detail-oriented to manage and work as the contact with our customers as the Accounts Receivable (AR) service provider.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Collect past due payments via phone and email.
* Prepare documentation for collection claims.
* Manage and monitor daily assigned workflow in order to obtain collections within expected timeframes.
* Work within the cash applications process for the Oracle and SAP systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
* Analyze customer and internal data establishing the cause of key issues; develops solutions and triggers appropriate action to avoid future occurrences. Implement process solutions and communicates with customer and internal departments.
* Ensure receipts are coded correctly and resolved within expected timeframe.
* Assist with deduction research and resolution.
* Work with customer care, sales and other ACCO Brands departments as needed to resolve issues.
* Maintain a high level of accuracy in collections by enforcing customer payment instructions.
* Perform other related duties as required for the efficient operation of the department, or as directed by the supervisor.

Position Qualifications


* Minimum 2 years accounts receivable experience.
* College degree preferred or the equivalent of education, training and experience.
* Strong knowledge base of collections and accounts receivable processes.
* Ability to work in a time-sensitive and high volume environment.
* Strong organizational skills required due to high volume of transaction types per customer each with different processes, department structures and terminology.
* Persistent follow-up skills requiring multiple sign-offs on issues at different levels of authority at both ACCO and customer departments.
* Good verbal ability to effectively communicate with different departments at all levels of the customer and internal departments.
* Produces written communication containing all relevant information, clearly expressed reasoning and recommended actions or next steps to produce results.
* Able to perform effectively in a team environment.
* Demonstrated use of software with a variety of different system skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
* Experience with Oracle or SAP preferred.

About Us

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.

More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

About ACCO Brands

ACCO Brands Corporation is committed to delivering long-term value for our shareholders. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic and market strengths put us in a strong position to achieve this goal.

Going forward, we are committed to solidifying our industry and market leadership while building enhanced shareholder value through steady growth in our sales, operating income and earnings per share.

Our History

ACCO Brands Corporation has been one of the world's largest suppliers of office products for more than a century. The company boasts a proud history of industry leadership, innovation and focus on delivering exceptional value for shareholders and customers by providing unique, leading-edge office products.

ACCO Brands Corporation’s roots stretch back to the founding of Wilson Jones in 1893, the American Clip Company (ACCO) in 1903 and the Swingline Company in 1925. Together these companies helped revolutionize the ways in which we record, store and organize information through the creation of products like the ring binder, the paper clip and the widespread popularization of staplers.  In the mid-1920s, ACCO became an international presence when it opened offices in Canada and England, and it eventually acquired popular European office products brands such as Rexel and NOBO.  Later, it established itself in Australia and New Zealand with the addition of the Marbig line of products.

In 2005, the ACCO World office products unit of Fortune Brands joined together with General Binding Corporation (GBC), creating ACCO Brands Corporation, an independent publicly traded company. The transaction brought together the complementary businesses, brands and strengths of ACCO World and GBC to form the world's largest supplier of branded office products.

In 2012, ACCO Brands Corporation merged with MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products business, adding well-known brands including Mead®, Five Star®, Trapper Keeper®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Cambridge®, Day Runner®, Hilroy, Tilibra and Grafon’s. Combining with this MeadWestvaco business unit expanded ACCO Brands’ global reach and impact in important consumer channels.

The beginnings of MeadWestvaco, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, date back to 1846 when Colonel Daniel E. Mead helped establish a paper company in Dayton, Ohio.  The company grew, adopted the name Mead Paper Company and acquired mills and production plants across the U.S. In 1966, Mead Corporation acquired spiral notebook inventor Westab, Inc., adding school, home and office products to its line of business.

Mead subsequently added several premier home, school and office products brands, including Hilroy – a Canada-based home, school and office supply brand (1994) — and AT-A-GLANCE®, a leading producer and marketer of dated and time management products (1999). These additions helped Mead become a leading manufacturer and marketer of school supplies, office products, and planning and organizing tools.  In 2002, Mead Corporation merged with Westvaco Corporation to form MeadWestvaco.  The new corporation subsequently acquired two Brazilian-based businesses – Tilibra (2004), a producer of consumer and office products, and Grafon’s (2009), a pre-eminent maker of greeting cards.

Today, the products of ACCO Brands can be found in more than 100 countries around the world.  As home to more than 20 top brands in their categories, the company is poised to continue its global leadership and growth.