ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK
(Full Time Position)
Purpose of the Position
The Accounts Receivable (A/R) Clerk is directly responsible for performing data entry and related duties in posting accounts receivable payments. This includes maintaining ledgers, credit balances, and resolving account irregularities. The A/R Clerk will also administer claims, refunds, adjustments, and any other accounting transactions related to A/R management. This position involves diplomatic interaction with customers to provide billing information and support in order to facilitate swift payment of invoices due to the organization.
• Collaborate with the Internal Controller to maintain collection goals and general A/R performance levels.
• Communicate with internal/external sales representatives and accounting/tax professionals as necessary to complete job duties.
• Receive and fill out receipts for third party payments, whether by cash, check, credit, and other forms of payment.
• Post and reconcile customer payments to general ledgers.
• Post A/R data to profit/loss reports, balance sheets, income statements, and other documentation.
• Review all credit balances, refunds, and adjustments, and apply adjustments and/or corrections to corporate billing records.
• Balance daily A/R batches; prepare and distribute income reports and statistics to key personnel.
• Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records as they relate to the organization and its customers.
• Where applicable, evaluate and process insurance denials and/or late insurance claims.
• Form collection strategies to mitigate customer objections to making timely A/R payments.
• Investigate collection problems and advise customers on corporate A/R policies and procedures.
• Make arrangements for payment of outstanding and late accounts; escalate transfer to Delinquent Accounts or outside collection agency as necessary.
• Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies or misapplied cash transactions.
• Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration Diploma and 3-5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination.
• 3-5 years direct experience in an A/R capacity.
• Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate, post, correct, and manage accounting figures and financial records.
• Strong knowledge of collection regulations and fair credit practices.
• Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information and monetary transactions.
• Experience in gathering data, compiling the proper information, and preparing financial reports.
• Able to perform moderate to complex account reconciliations.
• Strong diplomatic, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills in order to handle late payments and delinquent accounts.
• Basic knowledge of accounting systems, budgets, and internal controls.
• Advanced proficiency with Level 2-3 accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications.
• Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
• Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
• Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
• Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
• Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies.
• Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
• Good hearing required for extensive telephone use.
• Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Overtime as required.
• Perform all other related financial duties as required.
ACCPAC, Accounting or Finance certificate
3 to 5 experience in Finance
Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to:
Peguis First Nation
Gerald McCorrister / Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 10
Deadline for Resumes: MAY 29, 2018
*Only eligible applicants will be contacted for an interview.