Job ID: BH492598
Category: Junior Accountant, Accounts Receivable Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Receivable
Specialty: Accounting & Finance
Non HS – NE AR
Contract-to-hire or Direct hire (prefer T2P)
Small discretionary bonus (around $1000)
Process- video + in-person
Industry- Insurance, 235 employees, about 70 in Wakefield office
Hours- 9-5 (35 hour week, non-exempt, so you get paid if you work over 35 hours)
Location- Wakefield (free parking)
WFH- hybrid (4 days onsite – can work from home on Tu/Wed/Thu)
Background check- Criminal, education, credit, SS trace and references
Why open- Busy / new role. AR job with a main focus on cash applications. Prefer an AR candidate, however, they might consider a Junior Accountant.
-1+ years of accounts receivable (cash applications, cash receipts) experience
Within the first 30 days, you will gain an understanding of the department procedures, systems, and corporate policies, and how the Accounting department operates within our company's structure through training and interactions with the accounting team, as well become familiar with our brokers and employees from our other subsidiaries.
Within the first 60 days, you will be:
- Maintaining an up-to-date accounts receivable system with primary focus on cash application.
- Applying daily cash receipts in the accounting system.
- Tracking down support for unidentified cash receipts.
- Following up on short paid or overpaid items, deposit checks received, assist with processing refunds of overpayments, and return premiums.
Within the first 90 days, you will be working independently, meeting deadlines, and demonstrate the ability to meet challenges related to job responsibilities, take initiative, and adapt to change when necessary.
Ongoing, post wires, ACH payments, and credit card payments, review and post payments sent to our lockbox accounts. Additionally, you will be the primary accounts receivable contact for a recent acquisition as well as assist managers in other areas of accounting for this division. Overtime hours may be required to fulfill job responsibilities especially at quarter and year ends.
Ideally, as the successful candidate you will bring a solid foundation of at least 2 years of relevant Accounts Receivable experience along with:
Exceptional attention to details
Sound communication skills, both written and verbal
Experience using Peoplesoft, preferred but not required
Ability to manage sensitive and/or confidential material strictly in accordance with company policy and legal requirements
Advanced organizational and analytical skills, possess the ability to problem-solve and provide cost effective solutions to situations as they occur
Flexibility and willingness to learn
Inquisitive and proactive attitude, not afraid to offer suggestions on improving/streamlining processes
Adept at working as part of a team yet capable of working independently as needed
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance related field or its equivalent in education and/or experience.
The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.