Credit & Collections Analyst in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Clay St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Credit and Collections Analyst will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers in order to assist in establishing customer credit limits, mitigating risk, collection, and resolution of discrepancies for trade accounts receivable.


Essential Functions:

  • Monitor accounts receivable aging and ensure timely collection on all accounts receivable customers.
  • Analyze potential new, and existing customers to establish credit limits. While managing accounts continue to assess credit risks and make recommendation to increase/decrease credit limits as appropriate. Discuss accounts of concern with Credit Supervisor and/or Lead Credit and Collections Analyst.
  • Perform customer account reviews as necessary.
  • Work with SSI Tax department in obtaining and maintaining documentation from customers required to avoid potential sales tax liability for SSI.
  • Maintain customer files to ensure compliance with policy and Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Ensure all business transactions and cash receipts are with approved entities.
  • Work and develop relationships with team members (Sales, Operations, etc.) in order to research and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Develop relationships with customers in order to assist in collection of accounts and monitor credit risk in the areas of character, capacity, capital, collateral and economic conditions.
  • Update multiple systems with customer information and accurate credit limits.
  • Maintain daily/weekly/monthly reporting of customer accounts within assigned timelines.
  • Monitor shipments to ensure accounts remain within assigned limits. Calculate payment requirements based on contracted terms, and reconcile customer accounts.
  • Work closely with Compliance Department and Accounts Receivable Specialist to ensure business activity and transactions are with approved entities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance desired or equivalent work experience accepted.
  • 2+ years’ experience in domestic and/or international credit.
  • A solid understanding of the credit function and proven ability to analyze financial statements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel software and ERP systems (preferably Oracle) and the ability to use/learn company specialized software and hardware.
  • Solid mathematical and analytical ability.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment as well as independently.


PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.