A/R Specialist

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
2017-1065
Category
Accounting

Overview

Since 1977, Hazel's has been recognized as an established leader in the expedited freight industry.

 

Hazel's has a long and impressive track record of serving the transportation needs of thousands of customers ranging from small local companies to Fortune 100 companies. We work with manufacturing companies, public utilities, parts suppliers, and everything in between.

 

At Hazel’s we provide point-to-point courier and delivery services, scheduled same day deliveries, expedited “hot shot” deliveries, and over-the-road long-distance transport services.  We also offer air freight forwarding services and air charters when ground transport isn’t fast enough for time-critical deliveries.

Responsibilities

Job Description

Hazel’s is interested in hiring an AR Specialist for our Dallas office. We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with a minimum of 3 years Account Receivable and Commercial Collection experience who will take full ownership of the A/R & Collection process. The AR Specialist will report directly to the Controller. 

Applicant will be responsible for tracking and resolving outstanding payment issues as well as processing new payments. The candidate must have knowledge of general accounting principles and be proficient at Quickbooks accounting software and MS Office.

The applicant should display a positive and proactive attitude, strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and the ability to multitask. The applicant will need to be a strong communicator, via email and phone, as he or she will frequently deal with customers directly. 

This role is primarily targeted at handling all processes after the initial billing process occurs. This includes: posting payments (check, ACH, and credit card), completing bank deposits and recording them properly, collecting past due payments, and assisting in any AR based projects.

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Responsible for interfacing directly with customers, both on the phone and via email. This individual will contact clients on a daily basis, will review and process credit memos, and reconcile customer receivable balances.
  • Review daily credit card transactions and ACH payments and apply them to the proper accounts.
  • Maintain and organize support for customer remittances (wire, checks, & credit card payments).
  • Respond to customer inquiries related to invoices, checks, and other billing matters.
  • Assist in month-end financial statements related to A/R.
  • Handle all past due accounts and collections in order to ensure all money is collected and applied to appropriate customer accounts.
  • Collaborate in implementing, maintaining, and documenting processes for continuous improvement.
  • Support other accounting projects, as necessary

Qualifications

Summary of Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma Required
  • College degree Preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting and/or commercial collections experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of general accounting principles and general ledger systems.
  • Ability to multi task and work in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, detail oriented, and problem solving skills
  • Computer Skills: MS Office, Quickbooks
  • Strong interpersonal and social communication skills for assisting clients with invoices and payments
  • Ability to work well with management

Salary & Benefits

 

This is a full-time W2 employee position.  The starting salary for this position will depend on the experience level of the candidate.

 

In addition to salary, the AR Specialist receive Company Benefits including:

  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation (eligible after 6 months of employment)
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical Insurance (cost shared between employer and employee)
  • Life Insurance (company paid)
  • Disability (company paid)
  • Dental Insurance (employee paid)
  • Vision Insurance (employee paid)
  • Cancer Insurance (employee paid)

 

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