Collections Specialist

  • Location
    Coppell, Texas
  • Category
    Collections
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_844868_2803176
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

We have partnered with a Coppell TX based transportation company to find a Collections Specialist for a contract to hire opportunity. The Collections Specialist is responsible for effectively managing accounts receivable through the proper evaluation of the debtor risk and the timely resolution of purchased accounts.

 

What You Will Be Doing:

 

  • Contacts customers and establishes reason for past due account situation.
  • Researches and analyzes accounts prior to initiating debtor contact examines historical data, evaluates past resolution efforts.
  • Calls may need to be made prior to payment terms for assurance the needed paperwork has been received by the debtor in order to make a timely payment.
  • Makes arrangements for payments to bring the account current and follow up to ensure obligation is satisfied.
  • Records resolution notes in Delta of the above facts.
  • If invoice will be paid short or not at all, gather information necessary for chargeback to client.
  • If the Account Resolution Specialist determines the invoice will be paid short, then get the information to notify Account Executive of reason for short payment and amount.
  • If debtor will not pay or is being uncooperative, first involve the client in the resolutions process.
  • Once an invoice has aged 60 days from the invoice date, notify the Account Executive for possible hold on cash reserves for the amount of the invoice.
  • At 60 days from invoice date, a claim could occur on the debtor’s bond or place a claim with the shipper. 
  • At 90 days from invoice date, the invoice may be charged back to the client’s reserve account.
  • Communicate and follow up effectively with Portfolio Team members.
  • Get direction from the Account Executive on problem accounts.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned. 
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    The Ideal Candidate:

     

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or a related field is preferred.  Equivalent experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum 2 + years of relevant experience in a customer service role is required.  
  • Previous account resolution/collection experience is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry is also a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suites.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal skills.
  • Must be organized, personable, analytical, capable problem-solvers.
  • Work well alone or as a member of a team.
  • Excellent phone etiquette. Must be courteous and professional when dealing with past –due customers.
  • Must be able to receive and follow instructions given by management, develop solutions to unique problems.
  • Must be able to work at a fast pace work environment with a high degree of accuracy.
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