Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices by John G. Salek

By John G. Salek

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Here again, Best Practice prescribes automatic reviews of orders and automatic routing of unacceptable ones to the proper approval authority. Once the elements of the order are approved, the credit status of the customer must be checked before the order is released for fulfillment. If the customer’s credit status is unacceptable, the order is placed on “credit hold,” Best Practices for which were discussed in greater detail in the “Credit Controls” section. Another condition of fulfilling an order is the validity of the order.

Transaction Whole invoices Deductions Number 40,339 14,147 Total ($) Average ($) 9,075,113 1,016,609 225 72 Whole credit memos Partial credit memos 671 91 (270,067) (38,027) (402) (418) Whole debit memos Partial debit memos 207 32 30,225 1,258 146 39 Whole unapplied payments Partial unapplied payments 493 734 (473,618) (225,558) (961) (307) Total 56,714 9,115,934 161 • Private versus public sector • Domestic versus foreign based • Line of business or division • Open account versus cash on delivery or letter of credit • Risk rating or payment history • Type of customer: distributor/dealer versus end user.

The credit representative then contacts the customer and informs it of the situation and of the payments it is required to make to release the hold. Communication of the credit hold to ᮣ CASE HISTORY ᮤ Not Keeping Tabs Company-Wide A multibillion dollar (annual sales) Fortune 100 company had several divisions that sold to Kmart. They were unable to monitor their total exposure to this customer. When Kmart filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, not only did they incur millions of dollars in losses, but it took three days to tabulate their total, corporate-wide exposure to Kmart.

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