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AJT | Accounts Receivable Clerk Job Description

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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

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