Robert Half Finance & Accounting Collections Specialist in Elgin, Illinois

Collections Specialist Overview: We are seeking a talented and detail-oriented Collections Specialist to join the dynamic and highly collaborative accounting team. This role will be responsible for collections for all of companies in our Specialty Business Unit. The primarily focus is to collect past due invoices as well as keep in touch of current accounts, to answer all external and internal inquiries associated with the Special Business Unit, and to process payments as necessary. Collections Specialist Responsibilities

  • Collection calls and/or correspondence in a fast paced, high volume collections department

  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining assigned accounts – customer calls, account adjustments, small balance write off and customer reconciliations, client disputes, and short payments

  • Accountable for reducing delinquency for assigned accounts

  • Monthly review of accounts with management

  • Responsible to review, sort, and mail invoice for assigned business unit

  • Enlist the efforts of sales, customer service and management when necessary to accelerate the collection process

  • The Collections Specialist must communicate and follow up effectively regarding customer accounts on a timely basis

  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with sales and customer service

  • Additional Accounts Receivable support activities as required Collections Specialist Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of prior successful experience in a high volume corporate collections role

  • Some College or Associate's Degree within Accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Knowledge of billing and collections procedures

  • Accounts Receivable knowledge/experience a plus

  • Strong attention to detail and goal oriented

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Thanks,

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Req ID: 01360-0008889724

Functional Role: Credit/Collections Clerk

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Elgin

Postal Code: 60120

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: Collections - Commercial, Credit - Collections