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Accounts Receivable Clerk in Oak Brook, IL at ReaderLink

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Fulfills Readerlink’s Collections function.

Essential Functions:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

• Posting and applying cash, applying credits, researching payments and deductions, identifying deduction patterns, pulling claims manually and/or from customer websites.
• Timely resolution of customer discrepancies, collection calls, and filing.
• Responsible for multi-tasking, setting project priorities, and demonstrating initiative.
• General understand of the purpose and mechanics of accounts receivable is required.
• Must have a professional attitude and ability to work with all levels of the organization.
• Detail oriented, thorough and analytical thinking is required.
• Strong organizational skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office and accounts receivable systems, and outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be proficient in Excel.

Non-Essential Functions:

• Other duties may be assigned, directed or requested.

Job Requirements


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
• Associate degree with several courses in accounting is preferred.
• 3 years experience in accounts receivable.
• Must be proficient in Excel.

Language Skills:

• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to speak with all levels of the organization
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Mathematical Skills:

• Must be proficient in mathematics and able to do basic statistical analysis
• Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s
• Ability to do algebra Ability to calculate figures and amounts, and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations

Reasoning Ability:

• Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in written or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to sit up to 8 hours in a day.
• Must be able to walk intermittently throughout the day.
• Will occasionally have to bend, stoop, kneel and squat.
• Will frequently have to reach out.
• Will occasionally have to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds.
• Will frequently have repetitive hand/arm movement, firm grasping.
• Will occasionally have repetitive hand/arm movement for find hand manipulation.
• Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms.
• Employee must be able to walk, talk and hear.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• The work performed is in an office environment
• Employee is occasionally exposed to vibration and dust.
• Candidate must be willing and able to handle a wide range of activities across multiple customers.


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