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Collections Specialist




Job Number: 119142
Offered Through: Brilliant Financial Search
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Permanent
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Job Post Date: 11/20/2018
Job Description:
A global professional services organization is seeking a qualified Collections Specialist to join its A/R team.  The Collections Specialist is responsible for monitoring on a daily basis the collection and follow-up of aged receivables for a variety of clients across the business.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Meet with internal managers to review their receivable status and discuss the collections of aged receivables.
Contact and follow-up with clients with aged receivables on a daily basis.  Discuss nature of outstanding balance; provide any and all backup to client to confirm balances and expedite payments; discuss remittance terms; offer/recommend payment plans to satisfy outstanding balance, with management approval.
Develop and maintain on-going professional working relationship with clients to ensure account remains in current receivable condition.
Create and record detailed notations daily in automated collection system regarding status of collection activity; schedule when to follow-up with clients; run daily reports.
Investigate and analyze client payment history through reports to determine the next level of follow-up needed, review payments received and posted to client accounts; assist the Accounting Department with cash application if required.
Analyze monthly Aged Receivables Reports to identify those clients who need to be contacted.
Notify the Credit & Collections Manager and of any invoice/balance being disputed by client.
Collaborate with billing staff to ensure accuracy and timely transmittal of invoices.
Partner with billing department to identify and coordinate resolution of billing issues  associated with assigned clients.
Responsible for the review and creation of analytical receivable reports and various spreadsheets.
 
Qualifications:
 
Bachelor&39;s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related major preferred.
2 years of experience in business to business collections required.
Prior large ERP experience required.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office&39;s Excel and Word.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and achieve effective time management. 
Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives. 
Sense of urgency & ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Excellent communication/interpersonal skills both written and verbal. 
Must be both an independent thinker and a team player.
Strong problem solving skills.

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