Senior Analyst, Accounts Receivable in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/6/2020

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

At The Hawthorne Gardening Company, we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty?  If so, then we want you as part of our family. 

We are looking for a Sr. Analyst, Accounts Receivable who will grow at our Vancouver, WA corporate headquarters.

This position is responsible for working on all aspects of accounts receivable, including order management and B2B call center activities. 

In this role you will:

  • Drive continuous improvement by examining existing processes and technologies.  Work with cross-functional teams on the development of solutions in the areas of claim resolution, collections, account compliance processes, and B2B call center processes.  Identify, analyze, and work with appropriate parties to resolve system or process issues.   

  • Work together with Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Category Management, Supply Planning, and our retail partners to resolve issues and to ensure that account service processes are being executed with responsiveness and accuracy, while supporting the overall goals of the company.

  • Perform accounts receivable activities including: cash application, troubleshooting of customer payment deductions, processing and monitoring accounting documents, and supporting related collection activities.  Audit invoices, orders, and account systems for pricing, terms allowances, and materials to ensure accurate processing throughout the program year. 

  • Collect and publish program-related materials to support our retail partners while driving common processes and learnings within the team. Compose training materials and direct training sessions for existing and new associates. Participate in and execute special projects in areas such as metric reporting, product and customer questions, audit requests, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

The perfect person will have:

  • B.S. in Business Administration required.  Majors preferred:  Operations, Logistics, Accounting, Finance

  • 3 - 5 years experience in a customer service, financial services, accounts receivable, or supply chain role.  Experience interfacing with a retail customer base or in account management.  Experience with ERP systems, planning systems, call center systems, or proven ability to work with systems and technologies

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Superior analytical and troubleshooting skills.  Ability to work cross-functionally within the organization as well as with customers.  

  • Strong PC skills; ability to use Microsoft Office suite. 

  • Desired ability to use SAP R/3 and BW.  

  • Professional presence; ability to communicate effectively via phone & email.  

  • Willingness to work in excess of 40 hours per week as needed.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.