accounting | Accounts Receivable Specialist / Staff Accountant in Kansas City, MO

Accounts Receivable Specialist / Staff Accountant

  • Cogent
  • 601 W 8th St
  • Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Full-Time



Is working for a growing and successful company important to you? If you have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and determination to succeed then we may have a spot on our team for you!

Our corporate office located in Kansas City, MO is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Staff Accountant. This position will be responsible for collections of outstanding accounts receivable dollars from the existing client base as well as performing general accounting tasks necessary to maintain financial records and processes. Approximately fifty percent of this position will be spent on collections and fifty percent on general accounting duties.

These tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assuring timely collection of open account balances by monitoring AR and managing/prioritizing account portfolio
  • Making outbound collection calls in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations
  • Researching customer issues and ensuring timely response
  • Identifying issues attributing to account delinquency and discuss them with management
  • Providing timely follow-up on payment arrangements
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date customer records
  • Preparation and review of journal entries
  • Assisting in the completion of the month-end and year-end close
  • Managing timely and accurate preparation of monthly analysis and reconciliation of all assigned balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of reports/schedules and analysis for management team
  • Assisting on various strategic projects
  • Protecting operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential

    Is working for a growing and successful company important to you? If you have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and determination to succeed then we may have a spot on our team for you!

    Cogent is a growing, Midwest company in the fluid pumping, water processing/treatment equipment. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, iME Solutions, Industrial Measurement and Control, Lee Mathews, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering and Water Technology Group. Together, the Cogent Companies provide best-in-class municipal & industrial water and wastewater process solutions and technical services.

    Our corporate office located in Kansas City, MO is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Staff Accountant. This position will be responsible for collection

    This position requires the following education and experience:

    • 2-3 years experience in collections and/or accounting
    • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance is a plus

    Qualified candidates should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge accounts receivable and generally accepted accounting principles
    • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
    • Knowledge of MS Office with strong Excel skills
    • Excellent problem solving and customer service skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and plan work while simultaneously managing several projects and meeting deadlines
    • Strong attention to detail
    • The ability to produce accurate reports while working in a fast-paced, changing environment
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

    Physical requirements of this position are:

    • Ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.

    We value our employee s hard work and in return provide competitive wages, benefits and career growth opportunities. To begin your rewarding career with our team apply today!