• Accounts Receivable Clerk Sample Job Description – Retail

    January 28, 2011 by

    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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