Accounts Receivable Specialist

Location: Johnson City, TN
Date Posted: 06-15-2017
The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for performing day-to-day accounts receivable activities and ensuring strict confidentiality of financial records.  Follows standard processes to accomplish goals, and ensures customer accounts are current.  Responsible for entering bank deposits by recording transactions and maintaining good customer relations.  Activities are critical to supporting company business transactions. The Accounts Receivable Specialist will report to the Accounts Receivable Team Leader.
·         Apply payment receipts to customer accounts; processing funds transactions following company policy and controls
·         Facilitate invoice processing and recording of debits and credits on customer accounts
·         Meet financial deadlines for the monthly close
·         Develop technical abilities by interfacing with customers to identify and resolve account issues and by working with divisional finance in the U.S.
·         Prepare reports on status of credit and collections
·         Process, review, and analyze aging reports to help organize collections efforts
·         Responsible for posting AR adjustments and write offs with proper approvals
·         Identify gaps in controls as other locations are centralized
·         Identify opportunities to streamline accounts receivable processing
·         Participate in team initiatives to automate processes and reduce use of paper
·         Provide backup coverage for other roles within Shared Services

·         Bachelor’s degree or minimum of two years of equivalent Accounts Receivable experience
·         Basic understanding of working capital and financial metrics
·         Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
·         Familiar with workflow and document imaging tools
·         Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
·         Service Center related experience, a plus
·         Experience with collections in a manufacturing environment, a plus
·         Excellent attention to detail and compliance with business rules and procedures
·         Good initiative with strong follow-through, requiring direct supervision as needed
·         Excellent interpersonal skills across all levels in the organization
·         Must possess strong customer service skills
·         Flexibility in assigned day-to-day tasks
·         Must be a team player and assist wherever needed
·         Open to new ideas and comfortable bringing up opportunities for improvement
·         Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
·         Ability to interpret different types of ERP software
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