An energetic,seasoned Credit Professional offering over 26 years of progressive, solid experience in the wholesale apparel and footwear industry.Proven track record of success in managing the credit department of a dynamic organization with worldwide sales of approximately $ 3 billion,at the wholesale level.
Seeking a challenging opportunity,preferably a management position, in Credit/Collections. Willing to travel and work in industries other than apparel .
Advanced through the ranks by being promoted several times
Significantly reduced bad debt from to
Drastically reduced the portfolio of held orders for any given month to less than $ 500K from over $ 2 million
Created Credit File Checklist to establish levels of investigation needed and to support and justify assigned credit line amounts.
Created a number of customized reports to efficiently manage the large volume of orders and the daily activities of the department.
Prepared a Credit Manual identifying processes and systems involved in the Credit function with step by step instructions
Brought to fruition an automated Credit Module initially web based and later on SAP ERP system
Key contributor in the seamless integration and conversion of the credit functions of the many companies acquired over the last 20 years
Instituted a company-wide credit card program making it convenient for new customers to do business with us and giving our company to generate new sales with minimal or no credit risk
Reduced by 50%, without sacrificing quality and quantity of information, the credit budget for services provided by outside credit agencies
Successfull completion of LEAD program - Educational leadership program for mid-level managers
Held various temporary Accounting assignments throughout the Philadelphia area and vicinity. Notably I spent over a year at Unisys Corp in Blue Bell, PA assisting in the preparation of consolidating financial statements for the company's many international subsidiaries.
On going business established during November 1994 with the purpose of providing specialized Bookkeeping and Accounting Services tailored to small businesses , including payroll preparation with complete filings of Schedules C, Form 1120 , Form 1065, etc
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