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Accounts Receivable Clerk

Livonia, MI · Accounting/Finance
IDN Hardware Sales, Inc. is headquartered in Livonia, MI and has more than 70 years of stability and top-notch customer service. This family-owned company provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to locksmiths and security professionals.
The Accounts Receivable Clerk Position
Our newest Accounts Receivable Clerk (AR Clerk) will work in a fast-paced (but steady) position. The AR Clerk ensures the accuracy of assigned accounts receivable and allocation of payments on those accounts. In addition, the AR Clerk accurately posts payments and other AR transactions, and assists with the reconciliations of bank deposits and cash forecasts.
Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support the collection efforts and review outstanding balances.
  • Reconcile accounts through analysis, investigation and assertive follow-up to ensure resolution of any discrepancies in outstanding balances.
  • Collect unpaid balances from customers by daily calls or email with diligent follow up and documenting clear, concise collection notes on the status of the account.
  • Participate in daily cash posting and allocation of payments.
  • Collaborate with other departments in resolving outstanding accounts.
  • General account administration.
  • Enhance accounting efficiency and overall effectiveness.
  • Establish and monitor approved payment plans.
  • Analyze customer remittances and accurately record payments and deductions.
  • Maintain electronic files of remittances.
  • Process internal write-offs and offsets.
  • Investigate and resolve misapplied payments and postings.
  • Analyze off invoice deductions.
  • Assist in analyzing the monthly cash forecast variance to actual.
Required Experience, Skills and Abilities of the Accounts Receivable Position
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A Bachelors’ degree is preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years of experience in accounts receivable, preferably in cash applications
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Compensation, Benefits & Structure for the Accounts Receivable Position
Compensation for this position is negotiable and will depend on relevant experience. The position is full-time with hours Monday through Friday, approximately 8:00am to 5:00pm. Medical & Dental benefits are available after 90 days of employment. The compensation package also includes benefits such as a 401(k) Plan with matching employer contributions and company-paid life and disability insurance.
The Recruitment Process for the Accounts Receivable Position
The recruiting process will include at least one (likely two) phone screen, an in-person interview, candidate assessments, a background check and a drug test.
IDN Hardware Sales, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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