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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Collabera Inc
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
February 15, 2018

The primary responsibility of the Accounts Receivable Specialist position is to collect payment from customers in accordance with terms outlined in their contract. This includes monitoring credit limits and calling customers with delinquent account balances. A majority of time is spent on the phone collecting past due balances.

• Cash application: Customers pay their outstanding account balance by check, credit card, wire transfer or ACH. Cash receipts paid via check, wire transfer and ACH are pulled from the Bank of America online imaging website. Credit card payments are usually initiated by the customer. Once the cash receipt information is received, cash is applied to the customer account in JDE.

• Release orders on credit hold: If a customer places an order that exceeds their credit limit, the order is placed into credit check. The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for reviewing the account balance to determine the appropriate action (i.e. keep the order on hold until payment is received or release the order).

• Collections Communications: A phone call is made to each past due account every month to find out the status of their past due invoices. Provided to customers are invoice copies, POD’s, P.O.’s and anything else they may need from us to get the invoice paid. In addition, developing proactive communications to alert customers of expected cash receipts.

• Month end: Various month end reporting responsibilities, which assist in the closing process and includes various reporting and analysis. Preparation of monthly sales and use tax returns.

• The Accounts Receivable Specialist is expected to learn, grow, develop and assume increasing responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

• Associates degree in accounting or finance track is required.

• Accounts receivable experience and understanding is preferred

• Microsoft Office Products proficiency

• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills

• Has the ability to learn, grow, develop and assume increasing responsibilities

• Prior working knowledge of J D Edwards ERP system helpful, but not necessary.