Credit Assistant

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Marietta, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role


Within the North America Credit Management team, we are currently looking for a Credit Assistant.
In this role, you will report to the regional Credit Manager NAM and will work closely together with regional sales and our shared service team managing accounts receivables.

  • You will act as a valued business partner that pro-actively supports the business in creating value and sustainable growth while safeguarding the trade receivable risk and working capital interests of your region via best-in-class credit management
  • You will safeguard full compliance of credit accounts with the regional and global credit management policies
  • You will support the master data set-up of new customers
  • You will request insured credit limits and collect information for internal credit limit assessments
  • You will investigate and release blocked orders and deliveries
  • You will support sales with reconciliation, aging, and payment behavior information of customer accounts
  • You will support sales with payment differences and EDI issues as needed
  • You will work closely together with the shared services team on cash application and answer any questions regarding unmatched payments and other concerns
  • You will ensure correct and timely collections and correspond with customers on payments of overdue.
  • You will offer supporting documentation to the credit manager for decisions about the continued credit worthiness of individual customers
  • You will initiate (insurance) claims and follow-up on claims status
  • You will work to gather any information regarding accounts that may need to be sent to the legal team for collections internally or externally
  • You will co-drive credit risk awareness throughout your region
  • You will support with special projects as needed


Essentials skills & competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or a similar field, or 2 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Previous work experience as a credit controller or with collections and basic accounting is a plus
  • Proficient in accounting with good analytic skills
  • Advanced excel skills and experience with SAP or similar ERP systems
  • Good understanding of credit management, customer accounts, payment plans, tax, and EDI and/or willing to learn basic skills related to credit management in those domains
  • Ability to reconcile complex debtor’s accounts
  • Strong communication skills, business acumen, and persuasiveness to co-drive credit management performance
  • Good organizational skills with ability to deal with stressful situation and changing priorities without losing focus


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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