Collections Specialist


Salary:

$50,000.00 to $60,000.00 per year

Location:

CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted:

May 10, 2019

Employment Type:

Full-time

Job Reference:

01310-0010930149

Staffing Area:

Full-Time Accounting & Finance


Description
Meet with attorneys to review their receivable inventory status and discuss the collections of aged receivables and high ratio of unbilled time.
Contact and follow-up with clients with aged receivables on a daily basis. Discuss nature of outstanding balance; provide any and all backup to client to confirm balances and expedite payments; discuss remittance terms; offer/recommend payment plans to satisfy outstanding balance, with management approval.
Develop and maintain on-going professional working relationship with clients to ensure account remains in current receivable condition.
Create and record detailed notations daily in automated collection system regarding status of collection activity; schedule when to follow-up with clients and attorneys; run daily reports and prepare dunning letters.
Investigate and analyze client payment history through CMS-related reports to determine the next level of follow-up needed, review payments received and posted to client accounts; assist the Accounting Department with cash application if required.
Analyze monthly Aged Receivables Reports to identify those clients who need to be contacted.
Notify the Regional Credit Collections Manager and attorney of any invoice/balance being disputed by client.
Create professional partnerships with attorneys and client representatives to increase the collection effort.
Collaborate with billing staff to ensure accuracy and timely transmittal of invoices.
Assist in the preparation and compilation of required documents from client account in order to forward to outside counsel, as needed.
Partner with billing department to identify and coordinate resolution of e-billing issues associated with assigned client inventory.
Responsible for the review and creation of analytical receivable reports and various spreadsheets.
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor?s degree (preferred) in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent; or four or more years collections experience preferably in a large legal or professional services firm; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computer proficient with knowledge and experience working in Accounting database systems (CMS, ARCS), Excel, Outlook, and MS Word is highly preferred. Data entry skills with 85% accuracy preferred. Excel skills with 85% accuracy. Business Communications Writing Sample will be administered.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts.
Analytical skills with an aptitude for detail and accuracy in order to conduct comprehensive analysis of complex billing and payment discrepancies, working with multiple systems/reports on a daily basis, and managing the receivables? status of multiple clients.

Interested candidates would email resumes to [email protected]
Requirements
Collections - Commercial, Collections - Consumer
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