Kettle Cuisine

Deduction Specialist

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT


The Deduction Specialist will be responsible for managing deductions and supporting the sales team in the management of trade programs. The individual in this role will work closely with Sales, Operations and Accounting as well as with our customers, distributors and broker partners. The ideal candidate is organized, detail oriented, analytical in nature, and wants to work in a fast-paced environment.

 Obtain backup documentation for deductions and billbacks, approve or route for approval against active contracts, and process to the appropriate general ledger accounts 

Organize, submit and track customer and carrier claims and work cross-functionally to recoup illegitimate deductions

Assist the Trade Program Specialist with monitoring customer and partner compliance to trade spending programs, alerting the sales team about illegitimate deductions, and devising enforcement action and/or repayment plans 

Validate and approve payment requests from sales team pertaining to distributor and operator rebates, marketing programs, shows, and discounts 

Identify opportunities to improve systems and processes 

General accounting duties: Assist with month end close, journal entries, account reconciliations, annual audit and special projects as needed; serve as cross-trained backup on Accounts Receivable processes as needed


Experience in Accounting or Trade/Deduction Processing o

Bachelor’s degree with business related concentration o

Good interpersonal & communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels 

Sophisticated Excel user with proven ability to learn new systems o Experience in food manufacturing preferred but not required 

Financial and business acumen


Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward; able to work from home, given COVID 

Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

 Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders o Creative problem solving skills and analytical approach o

Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once

 Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments o Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect 


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