Primary responsibilities of the Accounts Receivable Specialist includes the below for Argentina and other CALA regions :
Maintain close relationship with customers in the region, sharing updated aging status with them and addressing their concerns to ensure timely cash collection
Monitor and report collection status to management and Billing team
Ensure billing and invoicing are completed timely and deadlines are met
Review A / R and billing for compliance with finance team policies as well as adherence to SOX controls
Responsible for the review and comprehension of customer contracts and / or purchase orders as it relates to billing structure / payment terns / invoice delivery in collaboration with billing team
Assist with month-end close and coordinate of team deliverables
Perform other relevant duties as requested by management / internal / external audit
Perform account reconciliation research & resolution
Actively participates in continuous operational improvements. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, offering feedback to manager related to new customer projects requiring IT involvement, proactively addressing issues, collaborating with IT team to improve efficiency, working closely with OM and tax team to help facilitate closure to billing issues that may arise.
Review the work of A / R Billing Specialists to ensure accuracy and efficiency
Demonstrate sound decision making and problem-solving abilities
Create documentation for any new A / R functions
Support information technology initiative that link directly with our overall strategic business objectives as an organization.
Education, Certification and Training , Job Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities
5+ years of Accounts Receivable experience
Driven to detailed experience and high-quality error free work, relentless pursuit of excellence
Self-motivated to resolve problems and challenges
Accepts supervision and displays excellent team player attitude
Adapts well to change
Positive, upbeat attitude
Highly organized and able to build efficiency into processes
Ability to supervise others
Accounts Receivable experience required
Knowledge of audit processes preferred
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities
AA in Accounting or equivalent experience
Abilities and Skills :
Comprehensive knowledge of :
A / R analysis and reporting
Invoice creation and management
Experience with Oracle a plus
Proven skills in :
Communication, both verbal and written (fluent in English preferred)
Planning and organizing
Demonstrated ability to :
Be self-directed, have excellent initiative and organizational skills
Work in an environment that is fast paced and demanding
Handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy
Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.
Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.
A distinct way to work
Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.
Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
What you can expect from us
You will receive notification of your successful application
Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process