Newell Brands Cash Application Specialist-Corporate in Freeport, Illinois

Position Title: Cash Applications Specialist - Corporate

Location: Freeport, IL

Reports To: Supervisor, Accounts Receivable


The ideal candidate has the ability to learn quickly and deliver outstanding results through strong analytical skills, problem solving skills, communication, interpersonal effectiveness, and business acumen.


  • This associate is responsible for ensuring the accurate application and clearing of customer payment (lockbox, ACH, wire transfers) of invoices using SAP transactions.

  • The Cash Application Associate reconciles all customer payments to ensure that Accounts Receivable are accurately reflected, and makes manual entries and adjustments as needed to account for short pays and deductions from invoiced amounts.

  • Responsibilities require functional expertise in accounting, strong collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.


  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in accounting (especially accounts receivable)

  • Associates degree preferred

  • Advanced Excel skills required

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Deadline oriented

  • Good organization skills

  • The ability to identify and implement process improvements in support of continuous improvement.

  • Consistent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Experience with and strong aptitude for reconciliations

  • Flexibility to change and learn new processes quickly

  • The ability to work in a team environment

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.