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Account Receivable and Collections Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Client in Arlington Heights, IL seeking to hire on an AR Specialist to their team! The ideal candidate with have a minimum of 3 years experience of AR, and Billing.
The A/R Collection Specialist will be responsible for customer accounts, researching customer payments, credit discrepancies, and collection of outstanding balances from assigned customers. They will also resolving customer billing problems, cash application, customer statement reconciliation, and reducing accounts receivable delinquency.

  • Collection and follow-up of customer payments in accordance with payment due dates.
  • Handling collection calls and emails in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations.
  • Analysis receivables data in reports, including spreadsheet calculations.
  • Monthly customer account statement reconciliations: analyzing and comparing company receivables to customers' trial balance or statement.
  • Resolving client billing problems and applying good customer service in a timely manner.
  • Cash application of payments to open transactions, and reconciliation of bank statement to A/R ledger.
  • Collaborate with charge backs, rebates, and customer service departments to ensure highest level of process efficiency


  • 1-3 years' experience in accounts receivable or similar area.
  • College degree a plus
  • Detailed oriented, organized, ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Proficiency of basic accounting principles, including debits and credits, billing and claims processing.
  • Construction experience a plus.
  • SAP experience a plus.