Accounts Receivable Accountant

The Accounts Receivable Accountant will play a key role in the accounting department and will partner with the Controller to support the accounting team.

This position’s primary role will center around the billing and collections processes. They will need to balance activities and responsibilities and work closely with the Sales team on timely billing and accurate data. This person will be focused on team goals and contribute to the financial position of the company by maximizing cash flow and mitigating risk through Customer Accounts and Collections. Through due diligence and sound decisions, support sales growth through strong partnerships with customers, outside Sales Reps and maintain a high level of professionalism and team spirit.

Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform all aspects of customer progressive billing and collections.
  • Provide customers with accurate and timely billing information.
  • Monitor all outstanding balances and research account discrepancies.
  • Track all customer payments and escalate delinquent accounts and/or errors to Controller.
  • Setup and maintain customer accounts from credit application to billing details.
  • Process and reconcile Sales Rep commissions.
  • Reconcile aged accounts and proper treatment of sales tax.
  • Strong customer relations skills, phone etiquette and conflict de-escalation.
  • Strong understanding of basic accounting and finance procedures and concepts.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effectively evaluate and present analysis of billing/collection performance and explain.
  • Participate in monthly AR credit risk and cash flow reviews with Controller.
  • Manage credit card reconciliation and reporting.
  • Reconcile benefit billing and other monthly items for processing.
  • Perform other general accounting and administrative duties.
  • Provide backup support for other areas as defined and needed.
  • Prepare, analyze, and report key indicators and projections related to customer accounts.
  • Maintain support for QMS process with documentation and work instructions.
  • Maintain fixed asset register, depreciation, and other account reconciliations.
  • Support other analysis and reporting in compliance with GAAP.

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate in accounting required, bachelor’s degree in business/financial field preferred.
  • 3-5 years AR Billing/Collections experience.
  • Strong reconciliation and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills and MS Office, experience in computerized accounting systems.

Details

  • Full-Time Position
  • M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

While performing duties of this job, the person in this position frequently communicates with employees and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. The employee constantly must remain stationary for long periods of time, while operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. This position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access filing cabinets and operate office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and laminator. This position will also require vigorous bodily movements for cleaning, swiping, re-stocking, and reaching for objects that may be slightly out of reach.

 

The employee might occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Skills / Tool Requirements

  • Professional and ethical conduct.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage expectations.
  • Function effectively in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with strong mathematical background.
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.