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Apex Systems Accounts Receivable Specialist-IL(1144424) in Lake Forest, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: DescriptionOur client has a need for an Accounts Receivable Specialist!Position Summary:The Accounts Receivable Associate is responsible for the application and resolution of cash discrepancies received through automatic bank posting to the corporate Accounts Receivable system. Other responsibilities include: offsets, transfers, refunds to customers, and help desk support to CLIENT personnel through the A/R Remedy Help Desk System.Dimensions:This is a high volume department, which processes approximately 4000 checks per week or approximately $48,000,000. The A/R Departments also receives about 800 Remedy Support Requests per month.Principle Accountabilities:Accurately process daily cash received using the AR:M Millennium on-line systemReview daily checks received via CLIENT CUSTOMER Internet software for discrepanciesProcess requests received in Remedy from plant personnel for offsets to clear or correct customer accountsAssist plant personnel with information regarding removals or applications on customer accounts.Understand and apply the corporate accounting AR policies and procedures appropriatelyRemember and follow a large number of instructions to readily recognize payment exceptions.Provide cross-functional support to the A/R team in case of team member absence.Knows and follows policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and finds ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.Strives to continually strengthen CLIENT's business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers. This includes supporting CLIENT's Commitment to Service which involves doing what's right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.Decision Making:After becoming familiar with the A/R system, company policies, and procedures, this position will need to make accurate decisions with cash application and maintaining customer accounts on a daily basis. Through researching inquires, they will determine and obtain adequate back up and approval to process refunds to customers. They must also determine the accuracy of plant requests for maintenance on customer accounts. Decisions that cannot be made will be escalated from the Accounts Receivable Associate to the Accounts Receivable Manager and if necessary to the Accounts Receivable Manager .Interactions with Customers and ContactsAccounts Receivable Associate will work closely with all members of the corporate finance, accounts payable, tax and treasury. The incumbent is expected to build a good working relationship with plant level staff as well as CLIENT customers and auditors.Position RequirementsEducation equivalent to graduation from high school required, two years of accounting college courses preferred.2 years of experience in accounts receivables preferred.Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Internet, and Outlook preferred.Strong organizational skills.Able to prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.Strong attention to detail.Strong mathematical ability, analytical skills, and ability to evaluate entries for accuracy and appropriateness.Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate company policies and procedures related to the Accounts Receivable process.Good customer service skillsPrevious work experience as a member of a team, or a strong understanding of the importance of open communication and information sharing between team members.Able to work overtime as needed.Physical DemandsPhysical AbilitiesNOFC``` `Lift / Carry / Push / PullNOFCCommentsSittingX10 lbs or LessXStandingX11 20 lbsXHandling / FingeringX21 50 lbsXWalkingX51 100 lbsXClimbingXOver 100 lbsXBalancingXWork Environment: Office Work EnvironmentVisual Acuity: Close visual acuity to view details and small objects: data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.Squatting / KneelingXBending / CrouchingXCrawlingXReachingXPushing/Pulling/LiftingXDriving a motor vehicleXSense of Touch / FeelingXListening / TalkingXNot Applicable (N): Activity is not applicable to this occupation. O (Occasionally): Up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)Frequently (F): 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) C (Constantly): 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)This position summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals within this job may perform other duties as assigned.At CLIENT we believe that all employees should enjoy a work environment free