Accounts Receivable Specialist

by AHIP

May 30, 2018

Department:                            Finance
Employee in Position:             * * * * * VACANT * * * * *
Reports to:                              Chief Financial Officer
Date:                                       May 2018

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer and collaborating with the Direct of Financial Evaluations & Reporting, and Grants Manager, the Accounts Receivable Specialist performs varied accounting work of ordinary and detailed complexity calling for knowledge of accounting principles with a considerable need for accuracy, dependability, initiative, and resourcefulness.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Invoice Processing:  Creates customer invoices monthly, prioritized to meet delivery cut-off times.
  • Accounts Receivable:  Collect and record daily cash and credit card payments within invoicing application and sub-ledger.  Investigates and reconciles discrepancies for payments received in error or without proper documentation by utilizing sales journals, account activity, the general ledger, and communication with payee and other employees.
  • Collections:  Review aging reports, contact delinquent accounts, maintain and update collection files, and provide feedback to management.
  • Customer Support:  Assist customers with account inquiries and resolve discrepancies.  Records refunds and credit letters issued for conference registrations.
  • Additional duties: Records journal entries and updates various schedules for the month end close.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None.

Skills:             

  • Able to prioritize and manage work load to meet important deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and has a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and proficient in Excel, working knowledge with database management tools helpful.
  • Works well independently and in a team environment.
  • Desire to grow and learn and produce quality work.

Experience:

  • 8-10 years in credit and collections in a computerized accounting environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (primarily moderate to expert level Excel).
  • Experience with the General Ledger and creating Journal Entries.

Education:

  • A certificate or degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred. Relevant experience may be used as substitution for required education

Certification Requirements:     None

Physical Work Activities & Conditions:

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 3 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 75% of the workday.

Percent of Travel:              None.

The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require.

Equal Opportunity Employer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

Interested candidates are requested to visit AHIP’s Career Website: https://www.ahip.org/about-us/careers-at-ahip/  for further instructions on resume submission.

How to Apply

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

AHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

In order to request consideration for an opened position at AHIP, all candidates must complete an AHIP Job Application and submit it, along with a current resume and cover letter that includes your requested salary range. We also ask that you complete and return the three voluntary forms that aid us in our attempt to meet our affirmative action goals:

All voluntary documents will be used for Affirmative Action tracking purposes only and will be held confidentially in our Human Resources Department. They will not be viewed during the hiring process.

Once completed, all forms should be returned to our recruitment mail box at: hr@ahip.org or mail to:

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
ATTN: HR Dept/FARS
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004