Accounts Receivable Specialist

Boston, MA | Contract to Perm

Post Date: 01/11/2018 Job ID: 80260 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Temp to Perm 
$50-55K 

Our client in Boston, MA is seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will be responsible for assigned accounts and A/R/Collections management. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Accounts Receivable Specialist:
  • Reconcile and resolve all discrepancies between VHL activity posted to the respective accounts
  • Assist with the processing of web and standard returns into Great Plains based on customer remittances
  • Reconcile returns to approved paperwork from the warehouse and customer service on a timely basis
  • Calculate and invoice re-stocking fees where applicable
  • Make outbound collections calls and follow-up with e-mail messages in order to collect past due payments in a pro-active manner
  • Answer and address customer inquiries and issues in a timely fashion
  • Document client communications and subsequent actions, maintaining a continuously updated tracking system within the Collections Module of Great Plains
  • Post cash receipts and necessary adjustments and postings daily
  • Nurture and maintain positive customer relationships
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.
  • Assist in making bank deposits and credit card processing.
  • Implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, primarily for accounts receivable functions, to ensure adherence to company guidelines
  • Provide accounting assistance to the AR Team Leader and respond to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs
Requirements for the Accounts Receivable Specialist:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in an Accounting role with strong AR and reconciliation experience
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite (especially comfortable working with Excel)
  • SAP systems experience (prior experience with Great Plains a strong plus)
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      
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