The Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations. They must compile and sort documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions. Accounts Receivable Clerks must verify and post details of business transactions, such as funds received, to ledgers and databases. They are responsible for reconciling customer accounts by resolving A/R discrepancies and problems and issue customer credits when directed by management. AR Clerks will also contact customers to resolve payment discrepancies and respond to customer payment inquiries.
Candidates for these roles should have strong communication, customer service and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is expected; familiarity with additional software programs is valued. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Typical duties vary by specialty but may include matching, batching, coding and entering invoices, entering, posting and reconciling batches, researching and resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues with customers or vendors and updating and reconciling sub-ledger to the general ledger.