Credit and Collections Specialist

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    Montclair, New Jersey
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Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Credit and Collections Specialist with 2-3 years of experience for a position in a Essex County office in New Jersey. This is a great role that offers opportunities to work with a result driven and dedicated team.

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


As a Credit and Collections Specialist you should have a variety of skills to be effective in your role. 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
  • 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

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