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Robert Half Accounts Receivable Clerk in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description You might be a good fit for this Accounts Receivable (A/R) position, if you want to join a growing company with a dynamic team. The ideal candidate for this position can enter, post and reconcile batches, research and resolve customer A/R issues, prepare aging reports, place billing and collection calls, maintain cash receipts journal, and update and reconcile sub-ledger to G/L. Candidates looking to develop their careers and enjoy a generous benefits package will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half. The Accounts Receivable Clerk role will be based in the Chicago, Illinois region and is a permanent employment opportunity.

How you will make an impact

  • Communicate with clients to settle payment issues and help create a payment plan

  • Verify the correctness of documents and codes

  • Answer questions from shippers, customers, the sales/marketing department and other stake holders

  • Handle a range of basic accounting tasks using standard procedures

  • Post and balance financial information in a number of ledgers while reconciling bank accounts

  • Handle monthly closings and annual reports, including processing payments and compiling segments in compliance with GAAP

  • Maintain, relate, and promote the mission, values and culture of the organization Requirements - Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Strong familiarity with cash applications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • AA or BS/BA degree in Accounting or related field

  • Proven analytical skills in basic accounts receivable and accounting policy

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • Relevant experience in accounts receivable

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