What does an Accounts Receivable Specialist do?

Accounts receivable specialists are tasked with overseeing billing operations and processes in order to ensure collection of account balances. This generally entails billing for invoiced orders, supporting collection efforts, and reviewing account disrepancies. Accounts receivable specialists are needed in a variety of accounting environments.

Most accounts receivable specialists have an associate's degree in accounting. The best accounts receivable specialists have a knack for numbers, are very outcome oriented, and have strong prioritization skills.

  • Process accounts receivable transactions
  • Continuous evaluation of current policies and recommendations for process improvements
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Provide support for internal and external audits
  • Prepare cash receipts for processing
  • Perform account reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage collection efforts and associated functions
  • At minimum, an associate's degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience with collections, invoicing, and/or accounts receivable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of GAAP and basic accounting principles
  • Strong attention to detail with a dedication to accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze large sets of data
  • High degree of familiarity with accounts receivable functions

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
35%
2 - 4
54%
5 - 7
3%
8+
8%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
ERP System
Microsoft Office Suite
Attention To Detail
Excellent Communication
Microsoft EXCEL
Outlook
Written Communication

Accounts Receivable Specialist Seniority Levels

L2
Accounts Receivable Specialist
$42,364/yr
Management Accountant
16% made the transition
Accountant
58% made the transition
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Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$42,364 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$32K
Median: $42K
$56K
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