Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist

  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Category
    Accounting & Finance
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_849137_2876438
  • Job type
    Contract/Temporary

Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist with 2-3 years of experience for a position in an Pittsburgh, PA office. This is a great role that offers opportunities to work with a result driven and dedicated team.

A Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the company receives all necessary payments from debtors. Their duties include monitoring accounts receivable statements to identify debts owed to their company, contacting customers or business partners to notify them of overdue payments and documenting debts collected.

 To be successful in this role you should posses the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Good listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Familiar with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other laws governing debt collection practices
  • Negotiating skills
  • Patience and stress management
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist duties and responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining credit history files
  • Analyzing and assessing the creditworthiness of account/client using external credit risk management tools/reports
  • Supporting the collection efforts/calls for accounts receivable portfolio
  • Documenting daily collections activity
  • Researching account disputes and billing discrepancies
  • Performing account/payment reconciliations
  • Responding to credit inquiries from external and internal clients
  • Identifying delinquent accounts requiring external collection efforts
  • Identifying bad debt or financial exposure
  • Maintain bookkeeping databases and spreadsheets, updating information as needed
  • Communicate with previous clients and customers to request payment and arrange payment plans
  • Collect payment from customers and accurately record it into the system
  • Create reports and balance sheets that document overall profits and losses
  • Update client accounts based on payment or contact information


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