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Credit and Collections Lead – Los Angeles, CA

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted February 18, 2021.

Job ID:  259840

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, we serve the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

Job Summary
This position is responsible for the management and direction of our Credit and Collections department and ensuring business targets related to trade working capital, DSO, and bad debt are met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Monitor accounts receivable balances and assist with the collection of specific key accounts and high- risk customers. 
•    Serve as a point of escalation for all past due problem accounts, credit hold decisions, and disputes
•    Prepare customer aging reports
•    Respond to inquiries from customers, and research/resolve outstanding credit issues
•    Review A/R ledger and hold daily or weekly touchpoints to discuss problem accounts with team
•    Monitor bond and lien rights, always ensuring to minimize risk exposure
•    Review and approve lien waiver requests from customers
•    Assists with training, development, and on-boarding of Credit and Collections Specialists, fielding questions and providing guidance, support, and direction on issues or problems relative to collections and/or deductions.
•    Partner with stakeholders to implement actions that optimize collection efforts 
•    Leverage the use of Dunn & Bradstreet to access reports and metrics to assist in determining credit worthiness of existing and potential customers that represents the appropriate level of risk for the company 
•    Support ERP and technology upgrade projects related to credit, collections, and A/R as required
•    Ensure credit practices, policies, and controls are established and maintained 

Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of your job.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements 
To be considered for a Credit Lead

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or exhibit the appropriate level of financial acumen, business operational knowledge, and have 5+ years of Credit and Collections Experience in the construction industry.
•    Experience with Construction and Lien Laws a plus
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced constantly changing environment
•    Ability to handle, take the pressure, and be able to provide results
•    Open and adaptable to change and willing to learn new skills
•    Personable and easy to approach with a positive, upbeat attitude and mindset
•    Possess excellent organizational skills, aptitude to focus on tasks until complete, and ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
•    Dedication to accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively follow-up on pending issues
•    Proficient in PC skills, accounting software, Internet-based programs, MS Office Suite
•    SAP Experience and California Notary Certification a plus

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

C.R. Laurence Co., a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.