Accounts Receivable Specialist

Chicago, IL 60611

Job ID: 21043 Industry: Accounts Receivable

SMS Assist is revolutionizing the facility services industry through its remarkable technology. Most large, multi-location chains rely heavily on local subcontractors to provide their facility maintenance services, like electrical, plumbing, mechanical repairs, floor and window cleaning, landscaping, snow removal, parking lot maintenance, and dozens of other services. Management responsibility for these services is often delegated to the operating units. As a result, significant opportunities to leverage technology, economies of scale, and subject matter expertise are lost. As a national integrator of cleaning and maintenance services with over 40, 000 unique customer sites under contract, SMS Assist helps customers reduce spending on facilities services an average of 20 percent, while maintaining or improving quality and providing radical transparency.

While our cutting-edge technology is unmatched in the industry, we recognize that our success depends upon the vision, creativity and passion of our employees. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team!

Core Responsibilities of the Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Apply cash receipts to customer invoices on a daily basis
  • Research and resolve accounts receivable issues with both the customer and internal account management team
  • Review and analyze accounts receivable aging reports
  • Support the collection efforts and calls for the accounts receivable portfolio
  • Document the daily collections activity
  • Identify delinquent accounts requiring external collection efforts
  • Perform account/payment reconciliations
  • Identify bad debt exposure
  • Interact with various levels of management
  • Additional accounting projects as needed

Key Competencies of the Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Strong analytical/quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills/ability to multi-task
  • Customer service focus, including both delivering on requests and anticipating them
  • Bright and flexible team player capable of working at a rapidly growing company in a fast-paced environment which requires the ability to wear different hats on a given day
  • Self-starter
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Team player

Education & Experience of the Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Bachelors or minimum of three years relevant experience in the areas of cash application and cash collection
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and Great Plains is a plus

Additional Notes

Please note this job description for the Accounts Receivable Specialist is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Stevan Alavanja

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