• Credit Analyst (Contract Position)

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  • Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong and stable company? Do you want the opportunity for excellence and advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you.


    As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, and recently named as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers, our family business has a history of developing talented professionals, pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.


    We are seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service. Take a look at this video to learn more about who we are and what we do!






    Position Summary:


    Performs the credit evaluation and analysis of all prospective new business and existing accounts within assigned AR portfolio, documents potential exposure to risk, and communicates directly with customers and to sales.  Maximizes sales through flexible and innovative approach of credit risk / order review and releases.  Minimizes the investment in receivables by ensuring that accounts are collected as close to term, and protects the company against unwarranted bad debt losses.


    This is a contract position that will run from June 2018 to June 2019.



     Minimum Requirements:



    High School Diploma or General Equivalent Degree.  Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business preferred.


    Three to five years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.



     Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for adherence to GFS Credit & Collection policies, practices and procedures across assigned region(s).
    • Reviews credit reports, payment history, financial information and industry trends to support exposure in order to effectively minimize risk and maximize sales.
    • Review & research customer account application for completeness & accuracy, analyze past and current financial statements of companies, along with bank references, Commercial business reports ie. D&B, Experian or Equifax and information via Internet or other credit sources.
    • Provide transactional approval with respective credit authority and or recommendation for transactions above credit authority. Provide appropriate written financial reviews per authority guidelines.
    • Monitor customer order activities, accounts receivable and payment history on a daily basis to identify risk and ensure adherence to credit terms.
    • Escalate key issues to Credit Manager, Sales and Leadership of potential credit risks in portfolio to determine next plan of action.
    • Meets periodically with customers to review financials and to ensure recoverability of outstanding exposure.
    • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with customers and sales.
    • Maintains confidentiality and uses utmost discretion with matters including but not limited to personal and or financial information in the duties of the position.

    Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.



    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be able to read, interpret and comprehend business/personal credit reports.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in high energy environment.
    • Understanding of credit risk management fundamentals
    • Ability to solve problems under pressure and provide creative solutions when necessary
    • Experience with negotiations and using sound judgment
    • Must be creative in order to maximize Sales and minimize risk.
    • Goal oriented, motivated self starter, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
    • Be able to work within tight time demands, work independently or in a team environment.
    • Proficiency with Excel and skill set to perform research on Internet



    • Desktop or laptop computer
    • Networked printer/copier/facsimile machine
    • Google Apps (Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, etc...)
    • Microsoft Office products (Excel)
    • Telephone & voicemail
    • Lawson accounting software and reporting software

    Business Analytics, AR Inq, Onbase and Cust Acq software applications



    Watch these videos for even more information about Gordon Food Service!





    Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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