accounts receivable clerk job description
In your role as an Accounting Clerk, you may:
- prepare bills, invoices and account statements using computerized and manual systems
- code and enter incoming payments and record transactions, verifying they are complete or paid to terms
- issue credits
- arrange for payment of past due accounts
- monitor accounting systems to ensure optimal functionality
- respond to customer inquiries
- make deposits if your company receives money by cash or check
Recently, employment opportunities for Accounts Receivable Clerks have increased as accounting activities have become more computerized and economies improve. It’s more important than ever that organizations keep monies owed to them flowing. More organizations are using more advanced accounting software so that the roles historically performed by accountants can now done by Accounting Clerks, and particularly Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerks who have technical skills.
In your role, you can reach supervisory or management status with experience or aspire to other jobs requiring good communication and technical skills.
Opportunities arise internally due to retirements and promotions. Gaining experience, honing your skills and continuous learning can help you advance to positions like Accountant, Payroll & Benefits Administrator or Manager, and other financial supervisory and managerial roles.
- A successful Accounts Receivable Clerk needs:
- strong math skills
- attention to detail and problem solving
- good organizational skills
- ethical standards and professionalism
- computer and technology skills
- good people skills
- good communication skills
To succeed as an Accounts Receivable Clerk, you need at least a high school diploma. Many employers require successful completion of a diploma program from an accredited vocational institution, with an emphasis on administration, accounting, and office system technology. Take advantage of courses or training opportunities whenever you can. It may be necessary for you to be bonded. Fluency in both French and English is an asset.
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