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Mattel Manager, Cash Application MGSSA in East Aurora, New York

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers. The Opportunity: * The MGSSA manager Cash Application is responsible for the management of the Cash Application processes for the Americas. The scope of this role includes timely and accurate processing of Cash and application to outstanding accounts receivable (AR), deduction processing and other processes that drive correct reporting of AR. Candidates for this role must be adept at driving results with a sense of urgency, managing a team, and leading process improvement initiatives. This position will report into the global process owner Cash Application and will take part of global initiatives that drive standardization and improvement across the organization. This position is based in East Aurora, NY and will lead an onshore team as well as an offshore team based in India. *What Your Impact Will Be: * * Manage cash application team and 3rd party outsourcing partner supporting the Americas * Develop annual goals for team members and work to ensure career paths, career progression, and engagement across global teams * Ensure that daily cash application operational deliverables and terms are met/adhered to * Manage and ensure any escalated issues or inquiries are investigated, and resolved in a timely manner * Manage the monthly, quarterly, and year-end AR closing processes, Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) controls, etc. * Manage completion of internal and external audit requirements. * Support development of performance baselines, Service Levels, and Key Performance Indicators for the cash application business processes. * Hold outsourcing partner accountable for key contract and operational performance metrics * Maintain process documentation, ensuring process changes are incorporated, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner * Evaluate end-to-end AR processes, identify gaps, recommend modifications, and implement processes to achieve measurable improvements and standardization * Partner with IT and business partners to optimize the use of cash application software and resolve system integration issues. * Manage the relationship between MGSSA and Mattel Business Units Finance, Sales and Customer Service teams. * Ensure on-going emphasis on client service and satisfaction *What We’re Looking For: * * Bachelor’s degree required * Minimum of 10 years work experience including 5 years in an AR department with supervisory oversight * Experience with current Order-to-Cash systems * Experience in a shared services environment, with outsourced model or co-sourced model experience strongly preferred * Energetic and focused personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines * Ability to identify challenges, present solutions, and implement improvements * Able to work flexible hours * Highly proficient and fully functional in all Microsoft Office applications and able to effectively utilize all available office management technology * Professional, articulate, and able to use good independent judgment and discretion * Good verbal and written communication skills are required. Ability to successfully interact with team members across the global organization, including 3rd party outsourcing partner based in India * Experience with Oracle R12 or related ERP * Experience with High Radius Cash Application solution or comparable * Experience in project management methodology and tools *What It’s Like to Work Here: We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors: * We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower. * We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking. * We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results. Who We Are: Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers. Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Posting Title: Manager, Cash Application MGSSA Requisition Number: 210891 Location: East Aurora, New York Zip Code: 14052-1884 Job Category: Finance