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Accounts Receivable Clerk

Accounts receivable clerks specialise in accurately processing and recording financial transactions that generate revenue for their company, as well as monitoring income payments. They are also required to follow up with clients on overdue invoices and bills. The Accounts Receivable Clerk will assist in ensuring that the company receives payment for goods and services offered to clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions
  • Prepares bills and invoices for clients who have purchased products or services
  • Creates invoices according to company practices; submits invoices to customers
  • Processes accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Maintains and updates customer files, including name or address changes, mergers, or mailing attentions
  • Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions from lock box and local deposits
  • Performes day to day financial transactions, including verifying, posting and recording accounts receivables’ data
  • Drafts correspondence for standard past-due accounts and collections, identifies delinquent accounts by reviewing files, and contacts delinquent account holders to request payment
  • Summarizes receivables by maintaining invoice accounts; coordinating monthly transfer to accounts receivable account; verifying totals; preparing report
  • Produces financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelors degree in Accounting preferred
  • At least two years of related experience required
  • Proven working experience as Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Manager or accountant
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software (JDE or other full-scale ER software)

Skills needed for this role

Accounts receivable clerks must be highly organised and numerate with excellent attention to detail. She/ He must have the ability to prioritise and manage expectations, a keen eye for detail, ability to work independently. She/ He must have the ability to communicate articulately and efficiently with other people within the company.

Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee

Job Specializations

Accounting/Finance, General/Cost Accounting