Accounts Receivable Specialist


Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL
30+ days ago


About the Job

We are looking for a skilled Accounts Receivable and Collections Specialist to provide financial, administrative and clerical services. Duties include ensuring accuracy and efficiency of operations, processing and monitoring incoming/outgoing payments, and securing revenue by verifying and posting receipts. A/R and Collections.

Responsibilities: Processing customer credit records. Correspond with customers and legal authorities. Make credit decisions within established limits on new and revised credit requests. Carry out established program for follow up and collection of accounts receivable. Arrange optional financing terms and methods for customers. Maintain customer records. Suggest partial payments, settlements, time extensions, and write-offs to supervisor for approval. Work with sales in credit complaints and other payment related problems. Approve custom cabinet door order jobs. Track and collect non-sufficient funds checks. Trace COD payments not received from carriers. File bankruptcy claims. Verify funds on checks not on account. Research and approve refunds. Request and process sales tax exemption certificates. Audit details of past due accounts. Backup afternoon mail processing. Notify outside sales about problems with customer accounts. Review and release in house orders on credit hold.

A/R Responsibilities. Receive and verify expenses; reconcile expense and other financial reports with account balances and other office records. Facilitate payment of vendors, which may include verification of federal ID numbers, reviewing purchase orders, and resolving discrepancies. Ensure outstanding obligations are credited upon payment, identify discount opportunities. Assist with accounting records and ledgers by reconciling monthly statements and transactions. Record entry of, verify documentation for, and distribute petty cash. Calculates and reports sales tax based on paid invoices. Other related duties as assigned.

Skills Proven working experience as accounts receivable clerk, accounts receivable or collections manager or accountant. Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations. Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records. Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers. Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software (Eclipse ERP software experience desired).Proficiency in English and in MS Office. Customer service orientation and negotiation skills. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Review, print, and send invoices
  • Posts customer payments by check or credit card transactions
  • Contact customers with past due invoices
  • Process customer returns and apply credits
  • Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade promotions, customer service departments, and from customers
  • File paperwork to maintain records
  • Review open returns, open sales orders and received not invoiced reports
  • Call for credit application references and perform follow ups
  • Process and file vendor invoices
  • Perform other tasks as required

Your Qualifications


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ years’ experience in accounting or accounts receivable
  • Ability to perform general math
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be organized with good time management skills
  • High level of attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s Degree 

    in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

  • 1+ years’ experience in the appliance industry

  •  3+years’ experience in accounting or accounts receivable

Our Story

Family owned since 1997, AllSouth Appliance is the premiere appliance retailer in the Southeast. While we specialize in high end appliances but we have prices that can fit any budget. We have a broad range of positions between our four showrooms and two distribution centers.  We have competitive pay and awesome benefits including health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, long term disability, 401(k), and paid time off


At AllSouth we offer health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, long term disability, 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays and many other benefits!