WESCO Careers: Credit and Collections Analyst | Elmhurst, IL

August 12, 2010

Credit and Collections Analyst

Job Code : 7621 TM
Division : WESCO Distribution Inc
Location : Elmhurst IL US 60126
Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : Bachelor’s Degree
Skill : Accounting -> Collections
Category : Financial Services

Primary Function:

Manage Accounts Receivable of assigned branches to achieve goals established by Director of Financial Services and National Accounts Financial Service Manager; approval of new customer accounts; protect A/R by securing personal or third party guarantees, bond/lien rights, and review of financial information.


  • Compile, analyze and maintain information on credit worthiness on all customers and job accounts within assignment
  • Make recommendations for credit limits to appropriate Financial Services Managers and Region Financials Services Managers; compile and maintain PACT Contract files
  • Interact with Financial Services and Branch personnel in a professional manner to ensure adherence to WESCO’s credit approval policies in gathering necessary information for Financial Services Managers to make sound credit decisions
  • Responsible for the daily management of WESCO’s Data Management function to ensure the accuracy of customer information and financial structure, as well as the accuracy of internal sales and financial reporting
  • Participate in periodic reviews of assignment, goals and objectives with Financial Services Supervisor, taking necessary action to improve performance
  • Maintain aggressive follow up to ensure prompt approval of credit extension to new and existing customers
  • Validate data to properly affect WESCO’s lien rights position. Data entry into third party lien tracker websites and assist Financial Services personnel in protecting lien rights as appropriate.
  • Daily customer account maintenance
  • Mass customer account maintenance as appropriate
  • Conduct research as required
  • Reduce credit limits on inactive accounts and as instructed by Management
  • Authority to restrict credit as appropriate and within guidelines of WESCO Policy
  • Gather supporting documents and reports to file and perfect liens, defend and pursue suits, defend preference actions and other legal matters
  • Respond to incoming credit references
  • Review incoming correspondence in lockboxes and act upon or route accordingly.
  • Process requests for electronic invoices and statements from customers.
  • Prepare and submit required reports on timely basis
  • Maintain contacts with credit profession and financial institutions
  • Continuous education and improvement of skills required to perform job duties; maintain professional competence in compliance of applicable laws
  • Participate in LEAN and other task force groups as determined by management
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Requirements:

  • 2 years credit and collection experience
  • Computer literate – MS Office Products
  • Ten key by touch
  • Proficiency in keyboarding
  • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills with a positive disposition
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Reliable with strong organizational skills and solution-oriented philosophy
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and demonstrate a willingness to accept new challenges
  • Willingness to accommodate temporary working hour changes as required by workflow

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