Accounts Receivable Specialist

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Accountant - General
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is working with a top client of ours in search of an Accounts Receivable Specialist to work with their growing company here in Chicago, IL. This is a contract to hire role with great potential to go permanent for the right candidate. If you, or someone you know is looking for an Accounts Receivable Specialist role in Chicago, read on to learn how to apply.

  • Post customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions
  • Post revenues by verifying and entering transactions form lock box and local deposits
  • Update receivables by totaling unpaid invoices
  • Maintain records by microfilming invoices, debits, and credits
  • Verify validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade promotions, customer service departments, and from customers
  • Resolve valid or authorized deductions by entering adjusting entries
  • Resolve invalid or unauthorized deductions by following pending deductions procedures
  • Resolve collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history, credit line, and coordinating contact with collections department
  • Summarize receivables by maintaining invoice accounts, coordinating monthly transfer to accounts receivable account, verifying totals, and preparing report
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Accomplish accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed


  • Two to five years relevant experience
  • Intermediate level Excel skills and working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Knowledge of Great Plains Dynamics accounting software preferred but not required
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and written communication skills

If you are interested in this contract to hire Accounts Receivable Specialist position in Chicago, IL or other accounting opportunities then click “apply” below and apply online at

Please apply with your CV to: Madelaine Steber -312-7827788

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