Cash Application Specialist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

Ref ID: 03310-0011455895

Classification: Cash Application Specialist

Compensation: DOE

Cash Application Accountant Flexible standard hours around 8:00 - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Some overtime and weekends may be required, especially when preparing for month-end close. ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION • This position is responsible for applying cash against open Accounts Receivable (A/R) for both advertising and circulation accounts. • This position assists in account research, A/R reporting and aging, and other accounting tasks as needed. PRINCIPAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Key Mavro and Run the lockbox to Circulation and/or Advertising interfaces. 2. Work error reports from interfaces (such as from the lockbox). 3. Apply payments that were identified as exceptions from the lockbox operation. 4. Perform account research on A/R balances to provide advertisers with statements and account history. 5. Process any manual cash applications. 6. Reconcile bank receipts to the Accounts Receivable balances. 7. Field inbound calls from advertisers, field; answer inquiries. 8. Critical customer service support to sales organization and outside customers. 9. Prepare and submit balance write-offs. 10. Work misapplied/unapplied balances. Research account balances to correct issues. 11. Field questions from sales organization on open balances and accounts on credit hold. 12. Complete credit card, lockbox, and e-lockbox processes. 13. Use and maintain A/R collections module in Circulation System(s). 14. Perform daily cash balancing and reconciliation including three way match: system, bank, general ledger. 15. Support Collections when account questions arise. 16. Other duties as assigned. DECISION-MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES Ability to analyze and resolve problems with moderate supervision. Expected to take initiative to refine procedures, use tact and diplomacy in servicing the client and communicating with others and demonstrate ethical behavior. POSITION SKILL REQUIREMENTS • Accounting process and controls knowledge • Attention to detail • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions (including process, policy and procedures manuals), correspondence and financial documents • Able to write and organizing correspondence (generally in e-mail) • Ability to hear, comprehend and speak clearly when communicating information and instructions in conversations with other employees and vendors. • Demonstrated ability to create Excel spreadsheets using formulas as needed. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists • Ability to apply common sense understanding and execution of instructions in written or oral form • Strong analytical skills • Initiative • Good interpersonal skills • Team collaboration skills • Customer-focused. • Occasional, moderate job stress due to deadlines, downtime and number of escalated issues from off-site locations. • Must be able to attend work on-site during normal business hours to process secure financial transactions. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the Cash Supervisor. Works regularly and frequently with the Collection Specialists.

Job Requirements:
Cash Applications

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