Accounts Receivable Job Description

Accounts Receivable are the money that a business owes to its customers.

These monies are owed based on business revenue, whether a customer paid on time, or on credit, and based on whether a customer has outstanding invoices.

Accounts Receivable represent the money that a business earns before expenses are paid.

The amount of time that a business takes to collect on accounts receivable is referred to as the Accounts Receivable Turnover, or AR Turnover.

It is calculated by dividing the total accounts receivable by net sales.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Accounts Receivable associate to join our team and help us manage our finances. The ideal candidate will have experience in bookkeeping and accounting, and will be able to maintain accurate records of our transactions. If you're organized, detail-oriented, and good with numbers, we want to hear from you!

Accounts Receivable Duties:

  • Oversee collection of accounts receivable
  • Create marketing plan for all new accounts
  • Manage daily collection and account reconciliation
  • Successfully close accounts
  • Work closely with accounts payable to ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Perform analysis of collection and reporting
  • Track collection information, providing reports for management as needed
  • Maintain customer databases and ensure accurate and timely information
  • Maintain all customer contacts

Accounts Receivable Responsibilities:

  • Oversee accounts receivable department by performing the following duties:
  • Collect payments from customers
  • Maintain records regarding customers
  • Monitor cash balance to ensure adequate funds are available
  • Process customer payments according to established policies and procedures
  • Monitor daily collection reports for amount of accounts receivable
  • Issue invoices and bills
  • Contact customers regarding overdue accounts or accounts with unpaid balances
  • Manage daily collections and customer interactions
  • Maintain customer files
  • Maintain customer records, including customer profiles and credit histories
  • Maintain customer databases
  • Review customer files and data prior to entering data into the system
  • Oversee daily reporting
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Attend client meetings
  • Maintain and update policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • 2+ years experience in accounting
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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