• Accounts Receivable Specialist I

    Acuity Brands Conyers, GA 30013

    Job #2271988746

  • We Light the Way!

    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls ("ABL") and the Intelligent Spaces Group ("ISG"), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

    Job Summary

    Drive Acuity's rolling forecast process evolution using OneStream technology. Lead the effort to define Acuity's rolling forecasting future state, chart the path to realizing that future state, and lead a cross-functional team to build the technology and monthly processes.

    Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

    • Manage AR portfolio driven by work queue strategies, including but not limited to initiating customer calls, generating delinquent notices, reconciliations, and account adjustments

    • Work directly with customers to resolve payment and other account discrepancies & inquiries

    • Research and resolve unpaid balances, including short pays, pricing discrepancies, deductions, misapplied and unapplied payments.

    • Leverage internal stakeholders in collection efforts pertaining to researching and resolving claims and chargebacks.

    • Monitor Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and payment trends to prevent aged balances.

    • Identify drivers of the aged balances and implement appropriate countermeasures

    • Ensure proper communication of high-risk accounts to internal stakeholders


    Education (minimum education required)

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Finance

    Experience Required

    • Bilingual (Spanish) required

    • Minimum of 3+ years of experience with business-to-business collections

    • Mexico Invoicing experience required (facturas, pedimentos, complementos de pago)

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project and manages multiple priorities at a time in a fast-paced environment

    • Analytical Skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights

    • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly across multiple channels of communication (verbal, email, PowerPoint presentations).

    • Pace: Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

    • Engagement: Actively strives to build strong partnership with business leaders

    • Leadership: Ability to lead and drive (directly or indirectly) to achieve results

    • Leadership: Ability to identify and take ownership of work product

    • Motivation: Self-starter and strong desire to achieve results; Passionate about quality, results, and progress

    • Adaptability: Adaptive and open to change/flexibility within job

    • Superior Customer Experience: Inherent desire to proactively enhance the customer's experience

    • Technical savvy: Ability to learn new processes quickly and identify opportunities to improve processes

    • Problem Solving: Analytical ability to research issues and make appropriate conclusions

    Preferred Experience (i.e. industry experience)

    • Oracle experience preferred

    Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary Work

    Travel Requirements

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    We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!

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