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AR Specialist (2)

Chicago, IL 60603

Posted: 11/23/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 514667 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Accounts Receivable Specialist assists the Firm's partners with the collection of past due accounts receivable. This position requires extensive contact with both partners and clients and works closely with Accounts Receivable Managers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Handle a significant portfolio of Firmwide Client Collection responsibilities in addition to the AR portfolio of the local office.
  • Review and analyze accounts receivable aging.
  • Understand and follow the electronic billing life cycle process in order to take the appropriate actions to resolve accounts receivable.
  • Contact clients via frequent phone calls, emails, and formal letters to follow-up on status of unpaid invoices.
  • Negotiate, document, and arrange payment schedules.
  • Use Firm’s collection system on a daily basis to identify collection follow-ups and to document collection statuses Assist with special projects, including creating, formatting, and editing Excel spreadsheets.
  • Type statements and correspondences, including the preparation of charts and tables.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Experience in law firm collections or billing
  • Professional service firm experience in collections or billing
  • Demonstrated ability and familiarity with using electronic billing vendor websites.
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