Account Receivbale Manager

Renee Sherman                                                                 13959 Lemoli Ave.

                                                                                                                   Hawthorne, CA. 90250


                                                                                                                    Message:  310.213.5916

Objective:  Seeking a management position in the field of finance.  My greatest attributes are my ability to effectively communicate and resolve issues. I like being challenged and welcome positive change. 



Professional Experience:


Sony Pictures Entertainment

9/07 – 3/2013  Customer & Finance Credit Manager

  • Management daily functions of the A/R Department
  • Develop and maintain effective business relations with customers
  • Responsible for a $250M portfolio which included big box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and Amazon, Transworld, Alliance (AEC), Ingram, etc…
  • Duties included Deduction/Chargeback Management, Invoice Collection/Reconciliation
  • Collaborated with Sales, Operations and Marketing departments to provide best in class service for our Customers.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for all department as required
  • Provide support for all department as required
  • Reconcile Collection Accounts/ Collect on outstanding billings
  • Analyze Bad Debt/Review A/R aging
  • Reviewing, Prepare and Distribute weekly/monthly/A/R reports
  • Assess collections and procedures and implement changes
  • Provide support for month, quarter and year-end close
  • Provide leadership, feedback, coaching and mentoring to staff
  • Special projects as needed


9/02 – 9/07 Senior Credit Analysts/ Team Leader

  • Manage a portfolio of Sony’s top revenue generating customers with the ultimate responsibility for ensuring assigned accounts are being handled in the following:
    • In-depth deduction research and analysis on all accounts
    • Collection of all receivables
    • Reconciliation and processing of customer deductions
    • Negotiation and resolution of disputed items and settlements
    • Management Reporting on weekly & monthly basis
  • Work closely with Analysts in organizing roles and responsibilities and become the ultimate reporter to Senior  Management on the status of assigned accounts
  • Responsible to facilitate training sessions and power point presentations for all existing as well as new associates in order to use the current systems to its fullest potential.
  • Recommend and implement process improvement that will increase the efficiency of the Credit Department.
  • Assist in the creation and responsible for updating of policies and procedures manual of the Credit & Customer Finance Department.
  • Develop, expand and cultivate relationships with customers, trading partners and professional associations as well as internal departments such as IT, Sales and Clint Operations.
  • Mentor to an assigned group of credit analysts to ensure critical areas of collections and deductions are consistently being met.   
  • Perform other adhoc duties as required by Management.





Vengroff, William & Associates, Inc. – Sony Pictures Entertainment 

(Columbia Tri-Star) Culver City, Ca.

9/01 – 9/02      Project Lead – Credit Customer and Finance

  • Supervise staff of five
  • Oversee project operation to its fulfillment
  • Service all accounts and provide help and support to Outsource Team and Management
  • Worked directly with Credit Manager to implement strategies and procedures to achieve business objectives
  • Developed and executed strategies for reduction of aging
  • Maintained monthly A/R Portfolio of 80 million – chargeback’s, invoices, debits and credit, including high reconciliation and heavy volume clients
  • Reconciled accounts, initiated collection calls and follow-up, as well as prepared cash applications and credit journals.
  • Established excellent customer rapport with customer base


9/00 – 8/31/01 – Kulicke & Soffa – Gilbert, Az.

                        Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collections Administrator

  • Collection Analyst with outstanding receivables of approximately 10 million
  • Collection calls, letters, account reconciliation and adjustments
  • Cash postings and charge Visa/MC/American Express verification, bank deposit, forecasting
  • Team with Sales Department and Controller for verification of invoice payment/sales commission payment
    • Worked with outside vendors to implement lines of credit for the company
  • Research, analyze and reconcile customer accounts including credit memos, chargeback’s and adjustments
    • Compile and update end-of-the-month reports (i.e., Bad Debit Review, Acct. Monitoring, etc.)
    • Daily invoicing


6/99 – 9/00 – Leiner Health Product – Carson, Ca

                        Regional Collections Analyst

  • Collection Analyst for the two largest corporate accounts of Leiner Health Products totaling approximately 156.2 million in receivables per year with focus on invoices that are 60-days outstanding
  • Daily automated collection letters on outstanding invoices
  • Created and mailed adjustment letters to customers for various types of deductions including shortages, returns, damages, discounts, freight claims, pricing and miscellaneous
  • Researched, analyzed and reconciled customer accounts including credit memos, chargeback’s and adjustments
  • Forecasted weekly receivables
  • Compiled and updated end-of-the-month reports (i.e., Bad Debit Review, Acct. Monitoring, etc.)



Summary of Skills:



  • Strong knowledge of  MS/Excel/Word/Access 98 & 2000, AS-4000, Oracle Applications, JD Edward, Data-Serv,  US-5, Outlook, 10-key by touch.  Extensive systems and EDI knowledge
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills. 
  • Heavy account reconciliation background.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multitask under pressure
  • Self starter.


Education:        West LA Community College – Pursing a degree in Finance/Accounting


Workshops attended: 7 Habits of Highly Effective people, Achieving your Highest Priorities and Discovering Self Leading and Motivating, Coaching Development, Developing Employees, Goal Setting/Motivating Performance, Time Management and others.

  • ID#: 70273
  • Location: Hawthorne, CA , 90250

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