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TransFinance Audit Coordinator

Company: CJ Logistics America
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

TransFinance Audit CoordinatorBrief Description: Are you passionate about Finance? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you to help us hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce! Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!Position Overview The Transportation Finance Audit Coordinator reports to the FP&A (Freight Pay & Audit) Supervisor and oversees the day-to-day data entry, review, and approval process of all third-party carrier freight bills going to audit. This position communicates with carriers to respond to payment inquiries, maintain accurate and current account invoice aging, and resolve disputed rates and accessorial charges. This position works in close collaboration with the Carrier Management, IT, and Transportation Operations teams in the development, maintenance, and continuous enhancement of the underlying processes and systems that support the day-to-day activities to maximize the efficiencies of this critical front-end process within the Transportation Finance group. Position Responsibilities Operations Management / Customer Focused

  • Oversee carrier freight bill audit processing to ensure that payments are disbursed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure that carrier payments are in compliance with current contractual agreements, including the identification and resolution of any freight bill rate and accessorial charge variances.
  • Identify root causes for recurring discrepancies and develop/implement timely and practical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain a continuous improvement mindset with respect to the quality, efficiency, and overall effectiveness of the freight audit and payment functions and related internal controls, resulting in increased accuracy and a decreased risk of fraud and errors. Review and revise policies and procedures as necessary to accomplish such ends.
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with carriers in order to ensure the timely receipt of all freight bills and supporting documentation, reconciliation and resolution of all past due amounts.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive process documentation, as well as the development and ongoing monitoring of metrics that track key performance indicators within the freight audit and payment functions.
  • Provide input for system development of the MercuryGate TMS. This includes system interfaces with JD Edwards and the EDI processes, as well as the ongoing development of system portals that provide additional opportunities for the automation of carrier invoice submission and carrier payment inquiries.
  • Work closely with the IT/EDI/HubTran teams in the electronic freight billing process with the TMS, and identify and pursue opportunities to shift additional carriers from paper to electronic billing.
  • Support the carrier aspects of all start-up and transitional transportation services operations. Job Qualifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • 2-5 years of experience in finance and accounting roles within a high-volume processing environment.
    • Experience with a TMS will be required to understand all the impacts of any carrier resolutions in the system.
    • Ability to meet regular weekly and monthly deadlines in a high-volume processing environment.
    • Well-developed problem solving and reconciliation skills, and the ability to work independently to resolve issues.
    • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and organizational skills.
    • Advanced skills in Excel, with ability to summarize and present large volumes of data in a concise manner.
    • Excellent customer service skills with proven ability to build good relationships with peer groups across the organization.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities and strict deadlines.
    • Professional demeanor.Preferred
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Accounting, finance or information systems field of study
      • Knowledge of transportation tariffs
      • Experience in a logistics or transportation environment, with a focus on transportation rates and accessorial chargesCJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment. Therefore, this role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL and has a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on site and 2 days remote). Candidates must live within a commutable distance to the corporate office. Pay, Benefits and More:
        • Competitive compensation package
        • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
        • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
        • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
        • Open-door work environment
        • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
        • Opportunities for advancement! CJ Logistics America About Statement: CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: CJ Logistics America, Des Plaines , TransFinance Audit Coordinator, Accounting, Auditing , Des Plaines, Illinois

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