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You might hire an accounts receivable specialist to:

  • Collect outstanding invoices by contacting clients directly

  • Gather, process, record, and verify invoices

  • Perform day-to-day cash management tasks, including making bank deposits and posting cash deposits to an accounts receivable sub-ledger

  • Streamline and improve the accounts receivable process

  • Maintain department records to make sure uncollectible invoices are logged and credits and collections are applied correctly

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Proficiency in basic principles of finance, accounting, and bookkeeping An associate’s degree or equivalent in a related field (ex: finance)
Superior time management Proficiency with QuickBooks Online and accounting ERP systems, such as Oracle, SAP, or NetSuite
Keen attention to detail Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement
Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information Prior experience in either accounts payable or receivable