Advanced Group

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Req No.
2021-14460
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Advanced Group leverages over 30 years of expertise in talent acquisition, staffing, and outsourcing solutions to operate the award-winning Advanced Group family of brands, including Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Together, with mastery across professional disciplines and global markets, we’re dedicated to make a difference, every day, for our clients, our candidates, each other, and our communities. Advanced Group’s Shared Services team provides corporate services such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, and Operations to each of our brands. Our employees are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Group.

 

The A/R Specialist oversees all daily A/R functions.  This role requires someone who can build trustful relationships that will guarantee timely payments. The Specialist should possess outstanding communication and negotiation skills, as well as knowledge of laws and policies for debt collections. This position will report to the A/R Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to meet with management and report progress on each account on a weekly basis
  • Ability to meet a daily quota of accounts worked
  • Proactively escalate issues as needed
  • Perform account reconciliations as needed
  • Support business units by:
    • Providing requested reports that reflect up-to-date status information on accounts
    • Providing regularly scheduled reports
    • Updating customer account information to ensure accurate billing, based on direction from branches and clients
  • Support external customers by:
    • Communicate with branches and designated customers regularly to ensure timely payment of all invoices
    • Answering questions regarding billing and account information
    • Work closely with billing department to resolve internal and external customer issues
    • Identify delinquent accounts to be written off or placed with collection agency
    • Complete W9 forms & New Vendor Profiles
    • Complete ad hoc report/analysis requests as needed

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in accounting OR finance related field preferred or minimum 4 - 6 years related professional work experience
  • Two years customer service experience
  • Proven collections record
  • Working knowledge of database programs
  • Working knowledge of Excel and other MS Office programs ( V- Lookups)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Above average math, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Great Plains A/R & Collections Modules preferred

It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job.  If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.

 

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