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Collections Specialist

Key Responsibilities

  • The duties of a Collections Specialist include collection calls and/or correspondence in a fast paced goal oriented collections department.
  • Providing customer service regarding collection issues, process customer refunds, process and review account adjustments, resolve client discrepancies and short payments. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining assigned accounts- Customer calls, account adjustments, small balance write off, customer reconciliations and processing credit memos.
  • Accountable for reducing delinquency for assigned accounts.
  • Perform other assigned tasks and duties necessary to support the Accounts Receivable Department.
  • Enlist the efforts of sales and senior management when necessary to accelerate the collection process.
  • Must communicate & follow up effectively with sales dept regarding customer accounts on a timely basis.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with dealers and sales.

Essential Functions

  • Weekly and monthly reporting to direct supervisor
  • Monthly Delinquency notices
  • Processing monthly credit memos and the appropriate reporting
  • High volume phone calls to assigned delinquent customers
  • Manage customers on the shutdown report
  • Reconcile customer disputes as they pertain to payment of outstanding balances that are due
  • Provide excellent & considerate customer service to dealers and sales
  • Internal and External customer interface
  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Meet defined department goals and activity metrics

Required Skills

  • 3-5 years High Volume corporate Collections experience.
  • Knowledge of Billing and Collections procedures
  • Accounts Receivable knowledge/experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, goal oriented
  • Experience with QuickBooks a plus
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

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