The main purpose of hiring an accounts receivable clerk is to make sure that all the money that is owed to the company, is secured in a prompt fashion. Accounts receivable clerks spend a major part of their day determining what is owed to the company (in exchange of goods sold and services rendered) and the different ways in which these amounts need to be procured from clients.
Well-developed organizational skills, a knack for numbers and exceptional attention to detail are all prerequisites of working as an accounts receivable clerk. A college degree in accounting is usually preferred if you want to work at this position, but some organizations may just hire you if you have all the qualities mentioned above but possess a high school diploma or a GED.
Being technology savvy is also a prerequisite of working as an accounts receivable clerk. You need to know various popular accounting software if you want to work at this position and you also need to be able to type fast – yes, a lot of data entry work is involved here as well.
So if you have good mathematical skills, can prioritize work effectively and handle accounting calculations efficiently, you may be looking at a career as an accounts receivable clerk. Here are some of the duties that you may mention in your resume for accounts receivable clerk position:
• Receive and verify invoices for goods sold and services rendered
• Verify that all transactions comply with the financial procedures and policies of the company
• Prepare and process invoices and code payment documents
• Process accounts and incoming payments and classify, compute and post accounts receivable data
• Prepare bills and bank deposits and ensure that all received cash and checks are timely deposited into the company account
• Facilitate prompt payment of invoices by sending reminders and following up with delinquent account holders
• Develop automated spreadsheets and organize and maintain updated financial records
• Manage periodic check runs and ensure that all checks ae properly recorded into the accounts log book
• Prepare checks and ensure that they are signed on time so that they can be issued
• Maintain vendor files and print and distribute periodic financial reports
• Calculate payroll and benefits and verify amounts before posting them to employee accounts
• Maintain inventory files and monitor and order office supplies
• Reconcile accounts receivable ledgers to make sure that all payments are properly accounted for
• Research and resolve any discrepancies in accounts receivable amounts and take measures so that they do not arise again