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about Alan D Schwarz

12 Marine Parade
St. Kilda VIC 3182
Telephone (0414) 78 1639

Professional Qualifications



A lateral thinker and natural problem solver, Alan has managed the collections and credit function for large public and private sector organisations and enterprises. He has handled all aspects of private property management companies portfolio. He has a diverse business experience base in a range of industries and business environments including commercial property, health services, timber, education, point of sale, construction, business consulting, manufacturing, consumer debt(secured and
unsecured) and service industries. He never gives up until he gets the required and optimum result. That is collecting the money outstanding.

Career Summary

2000 – Present

Contracting Credit Roles to Davids Timber, Melbourne. Victory, Victec limited, Redcat Pty Ltd, Belgravia Finance. Octopus Golf, NBRC, The Fitness Generation, Print In Vision, Anthony Peterson and Partners, GE Capital Finance, ANZ BANK, ESANDA, Avco Finance.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Telephone calls to all customers to get promises to pay (ptp’s kept at 77%)
  • Credit application verification and credit checking using databases.
  • Developing policies and procedures for investigating, granting and controlling credit and
    collecting accounts due including creation of credit applications and personal guarantees.
  • Accessing mainframe via VPN for constant monitoring of debtors activities
  • Appearances in Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to obtain judgment for execution of same.
  • Liaising with skip tracers for location of skipped debtors for action customers.
  • Arranging terms of payment and follow up collection of accounts.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the accounts receivable ledger, to ensure it accurately reflects the position of each credit account and that appropriate measure are taken where unacceptable arrears are detected.
  • Assist in explaining company credit policies and practices to staff and customers.
  • Visit existing and potential customer to investigate credit and collection matters and to foster good credit relationships.
  • Prepare regular reports months status of credit and collections and other operating statements.
  • Ensure all business activities conducted, either personally, or by subordinates, comply with legal
    and ethical standards.
  • Monitor and regularly review the level of payment arrears, ensuring adequate collection measure are instigated where appropriate.

1998 – 2000

Business Manager, Stotts College

  • Develop new business and provide telephone marketing services to existing and dormant client base. Ensuring that all clients are satisfied with Service.
  • Negotiating/purchasing on and off contract with suppliers, authorising payments and variations
    Attendance at Board Meetings, Preparation of Analysis and Interpretation of Accounts
  • Collection of debtors and liaising with sales personnel for Marketing of courses.

Accounting Teacher Macquarie College

  • Teaching Part Time Accountancy Subjects From TAFE
  • Certificate and Diploma Course


Accounting Teacher Gold Coast Business Academy

  • Teaching Part Time Accountancy Subjects From TAFE
  • Certificate and Diploma Course

Credit Manager White Elephant

  • Handling Consumer Debt for furniture enterprise, collecting and Repo’ing, Collecting up selling/ down selling, purchasing stock, bookkeeping and Report Preparation


Business Manager Kumar Corporation Pty Ltd

  • Collection of Debts, telephone contact clients exposure $35,000,000 getting promises to pay follow up action reconciling debtors Presentation of Board Report
  • Telephone each client to obtain promises to pay Initiating Legal action, representation in VCAT
  • Cash flow preparation Sales budgeting preparation With Reps visiting key clients, to get overall overview of ability to pay Provided leadership in the timely escalation and resolution of issues;
    • Coordinated Business Impact
    • Assessments and planning of sales to clients.
    • Assessment of Financial Reports to evaluate debt worthiness.
    • Issuance of Stop Supply Reports.
    • Authorisation of each invoice prior to delivery.
    • Ensure KPI's are met on a regular basis
    • Focus was on leadership, people management, improving credit and collection functions.

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