• 09-Oct-2018 to 08-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Middleton, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Summary of Position


We're looking for a talented, self-motivated Deductions Assistant who wants to be part of a winning team within one of the world's oldest and well-known consumer products companies.  Fiskars has an opportunity for a Deductions Assistant to join our Finance Team in Madison, WI.  The Deductions Assistant performs a variety of functions relative to customer accounts receivable deductions for the assigned business area.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing, researching, processing and monitoring customer program deductions; monitoring customer program accruals; and compiling reports.


Provide assistance in areas of accounts receivable, collections, financial analysis, and general accounting.  Promote teamwork by performing a variety of routine and non-routine clerical/accounting duties.




Major Activities and Responsibilities


         Research, document, and resolve customer accounts receivable deductions to ensure deductions comply with customer agreements.

         Credit entry and release in accordance with accounting policies, journal entry preparation, maintenance of centralized deductions documentation.

         Coordinate rep group and co-op distributor payments in accordance with rep group agreements to ensure accurate and timely payments. 

         includes general ledger updates, internal/external reporting, payment processing, centralized agreement storage, and conflict resolution.

         Maintain / update customer program accrual %s in ERP System in accordance with customer agreements and monitor systematic accounting instructions to ensure auto accruals and general ledger reporting are accurate. 

         Create and maintain routine and ad hoc reporting that aid decision making and measurement of customer profitability.

         Maintain up-to-date customer contact information including website links and passwords to assist timely resolution of customer accounts receivable deductions.




         Minimum 2 yr. degree in accounting or finance

         1-2 years of Accounts Receivable deductions or collections experience is a plus

         Preferred SAP or JD Edwards experience

         Solid organization and interpersonal skills

         Ability to reconcile accounts and prepare journal entries

         Strong computer skills

         Knowledge of general ledger software

         Ability to work independently

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

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