Accounts Receivable Specialist

ADN   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 29, 2024

ADN - Accounts Receivable

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for the resolution of any unapplied transactions, reconciling invoices and payments on a timely basis. They focus on the collection of payments from delinquent accounts and ensure timely resolution of customer billing issues.


  • Document all follow-up information and correspondence in the credit and collection efforts, preparing aging reports and maintaining current status on all AR open accounts
  • Investigate delinquent accounts and contact customers to collect payment as expeditiously as possible
  • Monitor expected customer payment dates and make allowanced with management approval and further examination of customer payment plans, history and credit line
  • Verify discrepancies and resolve any billing issues; perform account reconciliations
  • Work collaboratively with accounts payable and other accounting staff to ensure accuracy in financial transactions
  • Summarize receivables by maintaining company accounts, verifying totals and preparing assigned reports for distribution to Firm leadership
  • Monitor accounts to identify trends and outstanding receivables
  • Work with the finance and accounting team to develop strategies maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of AR policies and procedures
  • Fundamental bookkeeping knowledge and experience to assist with month end closing and accounting
  • Hybrid working environment from home and regular office duties required
    • Pick up mail from the post office
    • Process all incoming mail
    • Process outgoing mail and verify advertising manifest for roll mail reporting
    • Payment processing including preparing payment recaps, and keying payments to the proper accounts
    • Prepare daily bank deposits
  • Assist in the implementation of new financial systems and processes

People Management/Relationships

  • Take initiative to be a team player (seeks out opportunities to help others)
  • Develop loyalty and trust with team
  • Proactively and effectively communicate information regarding status issues to team members
  • Hold self accountable for assigned work; seek continuous feedback to learn and develop in role; open to innovative ideas and suggestions

Additional Job Description

Required Skills

  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Multitasker with the ability to prioritize work accordingly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong client service focus
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously under the pressure of tight deadlines and multiple priorities

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Associate's degree in Accounting or related field preferred, High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ years’ experience in an accounting role with a focus on accounts receivables/billing preferred, solid understanding of debits and credits
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); ability to manage spreadsheets with large sets of data
  • Knowledge of media companies and furniture store a plus
  • Knowledge of various ERPs a plus (including SAP, SBS, FROG, Oracle, Intacct, NetSuite, Naviga)
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality/accuracy of work produced
  • Open to new challenges, solution-oriented and willingness to learn