Accounts Receivable Specialist

Graymont - Richmond, BC (5 months ago)

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POSITION SUMMARY:
This action-oriented position works within the AR team; he/she is responsible to ensure accurate cash application to invoice and account reconciliation and credit review for multiple entities in North America and New Zealand. The ability to prioritize and pay strict attention to details is highly important. The ideal candidate will be well organized and proficient working in Excel to complete complex customer account reconciliations and payment matching.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows established procedures for cash application, account reconciliations and credit review
Daily balancing of all cash and credit card payments
Review and research unapplied cash or credit card payments
Performs routine follow-up on COD customers and applies payments as necessary
Balance batch amounts with the remittances received at multiple banks for multiple entities
Identify unmatched amounts to AR team members as required and support review and research as needed
Reconciles customer balances with focus on resolving payment discrepancies
Assists with updating new and existing customers' credit limits and terms as required
Obtain references provided by the banks, suppliers, Dun & Bradstreet and VEDA
Analyze complex customer accounts and resolve issues relating to weight, pricing, freight, and sales tax discrepancies; escalate unresolved issues/concerns when needed
Produce monthly statements for customers
Create new customer/vendor address book numbers (profiles) in JD Edwards
Archiving, record retention and audit support
Assist with other duties as assigned within the AR department

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bilingual (French & English) required
Required Education: High School Diploma
Additional Education Preferred: Associates/College/University Degree with a preferred field of study in Accountancy or Finance
Required Work Experience: 1 - 3 years with data entry considered an asset
Basic knowledge of accounting principles and understanding of invoice and credit/collection procedures
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written
Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, as well as internal and external customers
Efficient, accurate, detail oriented with strong time management skills
Strong computer skills, with proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite of products including Outlook, Excel, and Word
Knowledge of Oracle JD Edwards considered an asset