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Import/Accounting Specialist

Company Name:
Career Development Partners
Import/Accounting Specialist
Our client, an international importer of food products and food packaging supplies based in Utica, New York is seeking a self-motivated, customer service oriented import specialist to support recent growth. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in the import and brokerage industry, and looking to gain experience with a growing organization. The position offers flexible hours and salary commensurate with experience. Successful candidate must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and a strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities:
Imports:
File Importer Security Filing forms on-line for all cleared shipments
Monitor all shipments on a daily basis to ensure all paperwork is processed timely and accurately
Prepare weekly shipping schedule and track to ensure all shipments are timely based on each customer's requirements
Prepare weekly status reports for all customers
Maintain effective relationship with clients, carriers, forwarders, customs brokers etc.
Assist in preparation and updating the import compliance manual

Accounts Payable
Enter supplier purchase orders for CFO or CEO signature approval
Enter all accounts payable invoices
Run checks for all companies for CFO signature

Accounts Receivable
Enter customer sales order
Prepare deposits for cash receipts
Make all credit and collection follow ups for past due accounts receivable

Quality Assurance Tasks:
Maintain documentation related to the Safe Quality Foods certification
Maintain documentation related to Kosher certifications

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, operations, or a related field preferred
One to three years of experience in imports, transportation, distribution, or logistics preferred
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Salary Range will be based on experience level


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