Collection & Claims Administrator
A highly successful credit, collection and claims administrator with more than 19 years of progressively increasing responsibilities for leading distributors and manufacturing companies. Personally oversaw the collections of more than $52 million. Expertise includes outstanding collections, credit analysis, computer and software, interpersonal, communications, legal, financial, accounting, and analytical skills.
The Industrial Metal Supply Company, Sun Valley, California 2000-2009
Credit Administrator, Phoenix Branch
Collected accounts receivable, approved credit lines, completed month-end closings and expedited past due accounts for a distributor of copper, aluminum, and steel and brass sheets and bars to contractors, construction companies, resellers, government, architects and the general public with five centers located in Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, Sun Valley and Phoenix.
Collected $52 million annually, controlling bad debts to less than 0.05%.
Researched and approved credit applications.
Applied check receipts to the company’s cash account.
Placed liens on projects in work until payment was completed.
Visited customers as part of the credit due diligence process.
Worked out payment arrangements with customers who were behind in payments.
Participated in sales calls to verify credit worthiness of prospective customers.
Supported all the company branches during busy periods.
Auto-Shade, Inc., Moorpark, California 1992-2000
Performed credit administration for an auto accessories manufacturer with sales of $30 million annually.
Decreased accounts receivables that held bad debts to less than $15,000 per year.
Processed many debit memos for returned, damaged or unwanted materials.
Posted cash payments to the company’s bank account.
Checked and approved credit applications.
Prepared month-end closings for the company’s accountant.
Rawlings Golf, Chatsworth, California 1990-1992
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Collected receivables for a manufacturer of golf clubs that were distributed to golf courses, small retailers and directly to individuals. Sales amounted to $2 million annually.
Performed account receivables services for a delivery service company.
College of the Canyon, Valencia, California
Associate of Art, Business Administration
Courses: Attended an accounting class that included accounting principles, business law and financial statements. Also, participated in several seminars concerning lien clauses and credit law. Took a week’s training program in all aspects of accounting, given by the Credit Managers’ Association.
National Association of Credit Managers
Credit Managers Association