** This is a nine month contract**
The Accounts Receivable (A/R) Clerk is directly responsible for performing data entry and related duties in posting accounts receivable payments. This includes maintaining ledgers, credit balances, and resolving account irregularities. The A/R Clerk will also administer claims, refunds, adjustments, and any other accounting transactions related to A/R management. This position involves diplomatic interaction with customers to provide billing information and support in order to facilitate swift payment of invoices due to the organization.
Energy & Stress
Accountability and Dependability
Ethics and Integrity
Collaborate with the Controller and Billing and Collections to maintain collection goals and general A/R performance levels.
Communicate with internal/external sales representatives and accounting/tax professionals as necessary to complete job duties.
Receive and fill out receipts for third party payments, whether by cash, check, credit, and other forms of payment.
Post and reconcile customer payments to general ledgers.
Post A/R data to profit/loss reports, balance sheets, income statements, and other documentation.
Review all credit balances, refunds, and adjustments, and apply adjustments and/or corrections to corporate billing records.
Balance daily A/R batches; prepare and distribute income reports and statistics to key personnel.
Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records as they relate to the organization and its customers.
Where applicable, evaluate and process insurance denials and/or late insurance claims.
Form collection strategies to mitigate customer objections to making timely A/R payments.
Investigate collection problems and advise customers on corporate A/R policies and procedures.
Make arrangements for payment of outstanding and late accounts; escalate transfer to Delinquent Accounts or outside collection agency as necessary.
Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies or misapplied cash transactions.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and four years of experience, or an equivalent combination.
Five years direct experience in an A/R capacity.
Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate, post, correct, and manage accounting figures and financial records.
Strong knowledge of collection regulations and fair credit practices.
Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information and monetary transactions.
Experience in gathering data, compiling the proper information, and preparing financial reports.
Able to perform moderate to complex account reconciliations.
Strong diplomatic, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills in order to handle late payments and delinquent accounts.
Basic knowledge of accounting systems, budgets, and internal controls.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft's Business Central accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications.
Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies.
Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
Good hearing required for extensive telephone use.
Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
Overtime as required.