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Credit Analyst

Location:West Chester, OH
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Please see our benefit tab for information
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Staff - Corp Finance
Description:CORT Business Services is seeking a detailed, dependable  individual  to analyze current credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit to new customers wishing to lease or purchase furniture. Use good judgment in making credit decisions to increase revenue while reducing the risk of incurring bad debt in the future.  Responsible for the handling of all Customer Bankruptcy paperwork to ensure CORT assets are protected under Bankruptcy guidelines and laws.
Duties:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. 

  • Obtain on line credit reports and gather credit information (i.e.: Bank references, Trade references, Financial information) on potential new accounts
  • Review, analyze and make credit decisions based on the information obtained.
  • Communicate credit decisions to district personnel and others working with the customer.
  • Centralize credit files and keep a log of all credit reviews.
  • Prepare monthly reports to be submitted to management.
  • Input comments and credit applications into V2 notes on customer account.
  • Review Customer Bankruptcy paperwork as it is received by NBCC to determine the validity as it pertains to CORT.
  • Follow established Bankruptcy processes and procedures to determine if claims need to be filed with the court.
  • File Bankruptcy claims with the courts.
  • Centralize bankruptcy files and keep log of all Bankruptcy filings.
  • Work with District offices to ensure that furniture is secured and leases are closed in accordance with Bankruptcy procedures.
  • Request Districts to write off open Account Receivable balances, when necessary.
Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

GENERAL

Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills with an ability to communicate in a respectful and assertive manner.  Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with an emphasis on telephone etiquette.  

Review and interpret financial statements (i.e.: income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement)

Ability to multi-task and prioritize while speaking with customer.

Demonstrates good active listening skills, telephone skills and professional email communication skills.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment where changes to procedure are common.

Ability to use multiple systems concurrently.

Reasoning Ability - Must possess analytical skills relating to customer service.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to work independently and prioritize workload and convey a positive attitude and a professional image.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to internal and external customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Teamwork - Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Ability to adhere to assigned work schedule.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Three years of  credit analysis experience
  • 1 year working with Bankruptcy filings
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic math and analytical skills
  • Requires knowledge of credit, invoicing, accounts receivable and customer service principles, practices and regulations.

LANGUAGE and COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Work requires excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Interacts with CORT personnel, customers, attorneys and Bankruptcy Court personnel. .

Must possess good negotiating, influencing others skills.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Position requires strong PC skills and a working knowledge of Outlook, Windows, Word and Excel.



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