Accounts Receivable Analyst


Newark, CA, US, 94560

Job Type:  Accounting & Finance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



As we continue to strengthen our infrastructure, the Accounts Receivable Analyst must possess the knowledge, skills and ability to develop, test and implement complex reports and analysis utilizing Advanced Excel, Business Objects, SAP and others. Key responsibilities include reporting and analysis, managing department Intranet site, credit card administration, documentation of processes and training and root cause analysis of issues relating to reporting. Heavy emphasis on automation and improving processes



  • Active participation with leading and driving results to meet individual, team, and department objectives. Includes training, identifying process improvements, proposing solutions and leading the implementation resolution(s).
  • Serve as subject matter expert on department processes and procedures, SAP and BI, collections and deductions.
  • Train team members and other business users. Includes preparation of training documentation.
  • Lead and participate with AR’s testing needs that includes SAP, Business Objects, and other various testing needs.
  • Play an integral role in company implementations to support the needs of the evolving business
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers and other functional groups at all levels, including executive decision makers.
  • Keep management apprised of unusual or non-standard issues and escalate when appropriate.
  • Conduct timely research, analysis and decision making for resolution of deductions and disputed items, short/over-payments on own portfolio while serving as subject matter expert and assisting team members.
  • Reconcile accounts in timely manner; analysis of transactions and initiate credits and adjustments to accounts, as well as accurate clearing of corresponding credits and debits.
  • Identify and resolve order-to-cash root cause issues that impede invoicing, collections, and deduction resolution. Includes initiating and driving cross functional resolutions.
  • Review orders on credit hold and personally take appropriate action to ensure delivery dates met.
  • Initiate and maintain complete, accurate and updated records of contacts, collection activities and account reconciliations.
  • Financial risk analysis to update credit limits within level of authority and/or make recommendations to management.


Overall responsibility for a complex receivable portfolio including:

  • Independently plan, analyze and carry out collection of past due accounts on own portfolio while collaborating with team members to drive issues through resolution to maximize cash flow and proactively communicate to the stream.
  • Identify deviations from policy and practice and propose and implement remediation.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in accounting preferably in accounts receivable.
  • Strong technical skills with SAP, Advanced Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel; macros, lookups, data manipulation and graphing) skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational, analytical and trouble shooting skills.
  • Must have a flexible schedule to work at month-end close.
  • Must maintain knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the field of technology.


Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.