Accounts Receivable Clerk Sample Job Description – RetailJanuary 28, 2011 by ningcontent
Below is a sample job description for someone seeking an entry level job in the retail industry:
Scope of Position:
Seeking an Accounts Receivable Clerk with 3-5 year experience to work in a retail company to process cash receipts, credit memos and follow up on collections. Applicant must be organized, have great follow-up skills and be detail oriented. Experience working with receivables in a retail and/or wholesale environment helpful.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for maintaining the accounts receivable aging for certain customers, receiving incoming customer payments, entering cash receipts and completing bank deposits.
- Communicating with customers (verbally, via email, letter or fax) to reconcile customer accounts. Communications will involve requesting past due payments and clarifying charge-backs, deductions, and allowances.
- Research, verify and analyze returns, proof of delivery, shortages and allowances with Customer Service, Shipping, and Salesmen
- Assist with month-end and year closings and will be required to prepare various excel reports
- Accounting Clerical duties such as filing, making collections phone calls and sending out past due correspondence
- Basic Bookkeeping knowledge a plus
- Responsible for such other duties and assignments which the Company deems appropriate.
- Must have 3-5 years experience in AR and collections
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and education
- Proficient in Excel and Word
- Familiarity with the following helpful:
- Credit and debit payments
- General Ledger codes
- Bank and financial background checks
- Auto Clearinghouse
- Knowledgeable in BAF and EDI
- Receivables in a retail and/or wholesale environment
Sample job description courtesy of Accounting Jobs Today, a place where accounting and finance professionals come together to share ideas, get the latest career tips, information and resources all in one place.
Originally posted by Candice A
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