Accounts Receivable Associate (AR)

ID: 11052

City: Atlanta

State: Georgia

Posted: October 02, 2019

Accounts Receivable (AR) Associate

 

Location: Atlanta

Compensation: Depends on Experience

 

The Accounts Receivable (AR) Associate is responsible for the receipt and accounting of funds being paid to the organization. The AR Associate serves as an auditor, ensuring accuracy of invoices and use of proper accounting measures to account for receipt of payment. This position involves regular communication with clients, vendor partners, and management, and requires a strong combination of accounting skills, customer-service mindset, and communication ability.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Contact customers to collect payments and past due balances
  • Proactively monitor AR activity, including aged balances
  • Process customer payments for goods and services delivered, including:
    • Daily shipment billing
    • Credit memo processing
    • Debit memo processing
  • Adjust accounts as needed; research and solve payment discrepancies
  • Prepare weekly manual deposits
  • Prepare weekly and other regular financial reports; analyze reports to identify opportunities for improvements to the collection strategy
  • Research and analyze historical payment data; assist with audits

 

Requirements

  • 2-3 years’ experience in AR, collections, or other accounting area
  • Strong accounting and recordkeeping skills
  • Familiarity with accounting/billing systems
    • SAP knowledge desired but not necessary
  • Proven ability to collect payments in a positive, professional, yet firm manner
  • Excellent communication skills and sense of persistence
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starting, proactive approach to work
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines

 

Educations and Certifications

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in accounting
  • CPA preferred but not required

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