Wickwire - Director of Credit - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Lorraine Wickwire

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Director of Credit

Work History

Director of Credit

SMF Engergy Corporation

August 2001 - August 2001

AR Portfolio $250M for Public Company
Monthly Bank reports, ineligibles, bad debt reserve
Reduced DSO from 57 to under 30
Approved up to $50K credit limits
Authorized credits and refunds
Negotiated terms and rates with Credit Reproting Agencie, Merchant Companies, Attorneys and collection agencies

Office Manager

Downey Glass Industries

February 2000 - May 2001

Distribution,credit & collections, customer service, billing,

General Manager


April 1985 - January 2000

Responsibilities included; billing, collections, credit, customer service, IT, Phones and general office duties


Director of Credit & Collections

• Reduced DSO From 55 to 27
• Establish and authorized credit limits
• Set up and maintenance of new accounts
• Authorized Credits and Refunds
• Supervised daily deposits and cash applications
• Processed ACH/ EFT Transactions
• Responsible for set up of authorized credit card processing users
• Worked with outside collection agencies and attorneys
• Updated credit and collection policies
• Prepared quarterly and yearly bad debt reserve analysis for parent and subsidiaries
• Prepared and submitted monthly Ineligibles to bank for parent and subsidiaries
• Responsible for training and hired/fire
• Payroll
• Responsible for negotiating contract with credit reporting agencies (DNB)
• Supervised team of up to 10
• Submitted online government invoices and monthly interest invoices
• Involved with company policies keeping SOX compliancy
• Responsible for credit holds and releases
• Responsible for daily collections
• Authorized bad debt write off
• Served on Credit Committee
• Balanced AR to various GL accounts
• Interacted with Customer Service and Marketing and Sales Teams
• Promoted from Credit Manager

Qualifications & Certifications

Central Islip High School

Central Islip, NY

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