Credit Analyst in Rockford, IL at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 5/15/2021

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Job Description

Picture yourself at Thomson.

For more than 70 years, Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. 

At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals.

We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit



Reporting directly to the Shared Services Manager, Credit & Payroll, the Credit Analyst is responsible for managing customer accounts to minimize past due, DSO and determine credit worthiness. Strong emphasis on analytical reporting to reduce allowance in doubtful receivables and sales credits. Preparation of root cause analysis for sales deductions and facilitate countermeasures. Detailed credit review on new and existing customers, make sound recommendations on credit lines. Identify process improvement needs making recommendations to implement. Demonstrate independent initiative and possess the ability to succeed in deadline intensive, fast pace environment.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage credit & collections on customer accounts in specifically assigned A/R Aging(s) - proactively minimize DSO.
  • Provide management with analytical reporting to determine allowance for doubtful receivables and sales credits.
  • Evaluate root cause of unauthorized deductions; facilitate countermeasures to minimize allowance.
  • Analyze D & B reports, trade references, payment trends to make recommendation on credit limits.
  • Daily management of orders on credit hold.
  • Deliver monthly cash collection forecasts and collection variance.
  • Month end reporting requirements - work closely with Manager on all month end processes.
  • Proactively implement process improvements.
  • Follow internal and SOX controls that are in place.
  • This position has a significant impact on Thomson's working capital and directly affects the cash flow of the company.
  • The performance of this associate can positively impact Thomson's overall image due to the interactions involved with customers, other divisions, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma along with a working knowledge of accounting systems and procedures.
  • Minimum 5 years commercial collection experience - 2 years preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong credit evaluation and deduction management skills.
  • Enhanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong Excel and Word skills, Oracle knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities as part of a remote team

Physical Demand and Work Environment:          

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.