Firms look for accounts receivable specialists with strong communication and customer service skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team. All candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, and previous experience working with accounting software like QuickBooks and Oracle is preferred. Other requirements include a bachelor’s degree and two to three years of experience in a similar role. Generating timely and accurate customer invoices on a monthly basisMaintaining accounts receivable records to ensure aging is up to dateVerifying invoices for appropriate documentation prior to paymentMonitoring incoming payments and ensuring they are applied correctlyReconciling accounts receivable ledger with the general ledgerResolving discrepancies between customer payments and invoicesHandling customer inquiries regarding bills or paymentsAssisting with month-end closing activities such as preparing journal entriesDeveloping reports related to accounts receivable activityWorking with other departments to resolve billing issues or disputesEnsuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to accounts receivable activities Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your accounts receivable specialist staffing needs.
Accounting Functions
Accounting Software Systems
Accounts Receivable (AR)
Billing Functions
Cash Activity
Check Processing
Claim Administration
Collection Processes
Customer Account
Salary for Accounts Receivable Specialist
$47,000 - $57,000
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Accounts Payable Manager $66,000 $73,500 $91,250 Accounts Receivable Manager $66,250 $76,000 $95,500 Accounts Payable Specialist $45,250 $51,250 $55,750 Accounts Receivable Analyst $54,000 $60,000 $67,500 Accounts Payable Analyst $51,750 $57,000 $63,000 Accounts Receivable Clerk $41,000 $45,750 $50,250 Accounts Payable Clerk $40,250 $45,000 $50,250 Billing Manager/Supervisor $53,250 $66,000 $83,250 Billing Coordinator/Specialist $40,250 $46,000 $53,750 Billing Clerk $38,500 $42,750 $47,000 Purchasing Manager – Accounting Operations $63,000 $76,250 $90,000 Inventory Analyst $43,500 $54,250 $65,250 Inventory Clerk $36,250 $41,250 $51,000
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