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Accounts Receivable Analyst / Sr. Accounts Receivable Analyst 1

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  South Portland
State/Province:  Maine


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 13,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.  We are a leading global provider of sustainable woodfiber products and solutions. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labelling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.    

Position (job title):  AR Analyst / Sr. AR Analyst 1 

Department:  Finance 

Work Site:  SSC South Portland 


Major Job Responsibilities:

The Accounts Receivable Department is responsible for the revenue collection and resolution of all assigned customer accounts within the Sappi North America accounts receivable portfolio. The Accounts Receivable Analyst is directly responsible for proactive management of all assigned customer AR balances including past due balance collection, research of disputed items and monitoring of unearned trade discount. In addition, the Accounts Receivable Analyst is responsible for basic daily AR functions including cash import, cash application, processing of credit and debit notes and month end closing activities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review AR aging daily and provide past due updates to management on an as-need basis and through weekly reporting
  • Make daily contacts with customers’ Accounts Payable departments regarding past due or disputed items
  • Perform reconciliations of customer accounts
  • Prepare research and obtain back up for the issuance of credit and debit notes
  • Analyze all deductions and short pays and ensure all items have been addressed and/or resolved on a timely basis
  • Prepare documentation to assist with auditing requirements
  • Perform month-end closing functions
  • Complete various ad-hoc projects on an as-needed basis


Skills Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of problem solving and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and also collaborate with colleagues and other departments
  • Self-motivated, able to make recommendations, communicate findings and facilitate change
  • Familiarity with accounting, collection law, contract law or bankruptcy law a plus
  • Strong computer skills – MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word), MS Teams (SAP knowledge a plus)


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required 
  • Work experience in the industry will be considered


Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

HR Contact for Questions:  Bethany M Kurlanska 

Contact Information:  207-857-1008 , 

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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