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Accounts Receivable Specialist III

Req #: 1800080
Location: Boudry, Boudry CH
Job Category: Finance
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene Logistics
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable cash posting and subledger reconciliation for the whole of International
  • Responsible for collection activities for all direct sales, including balance confirmation with wholesalers and customers; distribute statements
  • Perform a comprehensive analysis of customer accounts.  Investigate and collect on the aged balances; follow up with Celgene Finance Affiliates as needed
  • Perform bank reconciliation of all the collection bank accounts
  • Liaison with Order management, Celgene IT, and third party Logistics Service Provider (LSP) for all Financial Logistic Service Provider load issues
  • Identify and help resolve critical AR related issues.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including Order Management, Customer MDM, and the IT Group on resolution of AR related issues
  • Creation and maintenance of the Price Master File within Oracle for all direct sales
  • Assist in ad hoc projects and analyses, like audit reviews and maintenance of desktop procedures, as necessary for current business support
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, including country specific guidelines, as well as SOX requirements.
  • Address all internal and external customer inquiries in a timely, professional and effective manner
  • Identify and recommend process improvements and system solutions to enhance the efficiency of the overall AR process.
  • Maintain relationships with internal business customers to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Commercial degree (e.g. CFC d’employé de commerce or Maturité commerciale) required
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Accounts Receivable.
  • Experience with Oracle financial system and Business Objects reporting platform a plus.
  • 1 to 2 years' general accounting experience a plus.
  • Fluency in English besides French, any other language a plus
  • Strong analytical skills as well as the ability to pay attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft excel and word
  • Highly motivated, self-driven towards accurate results
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to organize workload, and the capacity to progress a range of tasks at one time.

B    Behavioral Competencies:

  • High degree of integrity with courage and commitment to do the right thing no matter what the situation.
  • Strong customer service focus, with a drive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to team and department objectives
  • Strong problem-solving ability, balance of common sense and creativity.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work streams, remains calm and effective under pressure.

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