Impossible Foods

Remote, United States

Posted on: 2022-04-04

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Accounts Receivable and Collections Manager

About the company:

Hi. We're Impossible Foods, and we make meat, dairy and fish from plants. Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world's natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It's delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.

Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish, and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the negative environmental or public health impact.

Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 

Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 

Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:

At Impossible Foods, safety is our priority. Our obligation to our employees (and their families and communities) includes providing a fully vaccinated workplace. It is widely recognized that vaccination is by far the safest and most effective tool for protecting ourselves and our community against the spread of Covid-19. For the sake of our employees, their families, and communities, Impossible Foods will require vaccination by February 1, 2022 for all US-based employees who are on-site at one of IF’s facilities or co-manufacturing facilities; are in a position that requires them to be in person with co-workers, customers, clients, or contractors; or are traveling on behalf of the Company, including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event.

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: https://impossiblefoods.com/careers/notice. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

You Will

  • Directly supervise and support the AR Team (Billings, Credit & Collections). Responsible for staff development and accountability.
  • Responsible for AR and related reserve general ledger accounts and account reconciliations for month-end close processes.
  • Compiling, analyzing, and providing analytics for reporting financial information to management.
  • Direct, coordinate and help respond to customers’, partners’ and sales’ questions, resolving problems/disputes and reconciling discrepancies in order to expedite collections.
  • Develop metrics to track invoicing and collections team performance, closely monitor and perform against collection targets and analyze and assess collection issues to determine the course of action for resolution.
  • Find opportunities to enhance, improve, and implement procedures to increase accuracy and efficiency, with a specific focus on system usage/capabilities and increasing automation.
  • Help develop credit policies and procedure documentation.
  • Perform credit assessment and review, establish system driven controls and develop key AR status reporting.
  • Address critical issues, exceptions and discrepancies identified by the AR Specialists.
  • Work closely with various departments to resolve issues with deductions (Trade), billing (IT for EDI and Sales/Price Ops), collections (Sales, Supply chain) and credit (Treasury).
  • Assist with documentation for internal controls around the Order to Cash cycle and participate in testing as needed.
  • Prepare and/or review documentation for quarterly/annual audit requests.
  • Performs special projects upon request from all levels of management.
  • You Have

  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • 7+ years of progressive experience within Accounts Receivable, including billings, credit and collections. Experience within the CPG industry is a plus.
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience, with strong management and decision-making skills.
  • Understanding of Accounting principles, as related to Accounts Receivable. Proficient in risk analysis and credit evaluation.
  • SAP or other large ERP system, Office Suite, intermediate proficiency in Excel (v/lookup pivot tables and macros).
  • High level of independence, accountability, teamwork, good judgment and attention to detail in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience evaluating processes and using data to make process design changes and improvements
  • Experience with EDI, specifically 810 and 820, is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and interacts well at all levels.