Solugen

Houston, TX 77027

Position

Accounts Receivable Manager

About Solugen

At Solugen, we believe planet-scale change starts with the chemistry we use every day. So, we’ve built the world’s first carbon negative molecule factory. Fusing biology with chemistry and technology to make the materials we need to sustain life on Earth. Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary product and technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series D venture-backed biotechnology company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Founders Fund, FiftyYears, Refactor, Y Combinator, Temasek, GIC, and Baillie-Gifford. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has recently started-up a first-of-its-kind carbon-negative manufacturing facility - The BioforgeTM - that uses a novel chemoenzymatic technology to manufacture bio-based chemistries for a wide range of applications including water treatment, agriculture, personal care, and other applications. Solugen currently has 175+ full time employees.


Mission

Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize chemicals manufacturing. As a first step, Solugen is building a 10,000 tpy first commercial plant with the potential to offset up to 37,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalents. This role will directly support Solugen’s mission by ensuring Solugen’s customers are invoiced timely, accurately and oversee the process of collecting customer payments. The Accounts Receivable (AR) Manager will be responsible for overseeing the AR accounting function that includes an Accounts Receivable Specialist. Implement rigorous processes while constantly searching for value in areas aligned with the company's strategic objectives. The ideal candidate will have practical accounting experience and a strong working knowledge of accounting fundamentals. They will have working experience with accounting/ERP platforms and demonstrating proficiency in implementing accounting best practices.

Key Outcomes

  • Provide monthly key performance metrics used to track the success of the accounts receivable team, processes, and collection efforts
  • Provide monthly standardized customer credit review snapshot that identifies risks and opportunities

Key Competencies

Job Specific

  • Set objectives for the accounts receivable team that align with the accounting department’s goals
  • Monitor processing of invoices
  • Ensure timely collection of payments
  • Conduct credit checks and Credit Insurance approvals
  • Negotiate with clients in non-payment cases
  • Monthly Sales Tax reporting and reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc AR related reports
  • Organize records of invoices, bills and deposits
  • Ensure high-quality invoicing and collection procedures that comply with GAAP
  • Support Accounts Receivable Specialist on a daily basis and train new team members
  • Ensure all team members follow the accounting principles
  • Stay updated on industry and legislative changes
  • Be a leader and provide expert guidance and support to our AR financial reporting, technical accounting, strategic projects and finance data, ensuring completion of key activities in accordance with timelines
  • Have experience with designing a strong accounting function with a focus on scalable processes, effective controls, and compliance

Company Specific

  • Ask a lot of questions, be curious, and have insights into your work
  • Be nimble, embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture
  • A passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change
  • Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule
  • Be comfortable working in multiple roles
  • Emphasize safety above all else
  • Respect for others
  • Creative problem solving
  • Willingness to learn and research new engineering/science concepts

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive accounting experience, with a minimum 4 years in a management capacity. Strong critical thinking skills and execution ability
  • Avalara Sales Tax Experience (preferred)
  • Credit Insurance Experience (preferred)
  • NetSuite/Oracle ERP Experience (preferred)
  • Customer Sales Tax knowledge, set-up and reporting
  • An expert in Microsoft Excel with proficiency in the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven work experience as an Accounts Receivable Manager or Supervisor
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software
  • Excellent analytical skills along with the ability to create and present detailed reports
  • Ability to accurately process numerical data
  • Team management and negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Confidentiality

Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.