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Accounts Receivable Specialist (18904)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Accounting Location: Austin, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 18904  

Job Description:

Growing Austin area law firm needs an experienced Accounts Receivable Specialist.

Accounts Receivables Specialist reports to the Accounting Manager. This position will be responsible for AR monitoring and reporting, collections work, daily cash receipts input and client billing work. Other duties will include time and billing related tasks to support other accounting staff and projects to assist the accounting manager.


· Daily cash receipt research and input.

· Monitor accounts receivable balances to identify where collections work is required.

· Run AR reports to provide to CFO, Accounting Manager and attorneys.

· Manage Collection work and provide updates to CFO, Accounting Manager and attorneys.

· Process monthly client Statements of Account, review to identify account and collection issues.

· Professionally and respectfully persuade clients to pay on delinquent account balances including providing payment arrangements or discounts for payment.

· Monitor trust accounts and unallocated credits (prepaids) to identify balances to follow up on or remit to the State Comptrollers office as unclaimed property on an annual basis.

· Client billing.

· Billing issues research and resolution.

· EBilling back-up.

· Help field inquiries related to other accounting department tasks, including AP and billing.

· Special projects and other accounting functions as required.


· Ability to identify problems and discrepancies, independently perform research and analysis of causes, and recommend corrective actions.

· Must have strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

· High level of proficiency with Excel, Word and automated accounting/billing systems.

· Experience with report writing helpful.

· Effective interpersonal skills along with very good problem solving skills.

· Must be able to show initiative and be adaptable to change.

· Ability to confidently and effectively communicating with stakeholders regarding billing, collection and payment application issues.


· Accounting or Finance Degree

· 10 years of hands-on accounting experience preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required and 10 years of experience as an accountant preferred. This position requires someone with strong communication skills who is detail oriented, can multi-task and prioritize assignments. Must have a positive attitude and a willingness to act as a team player. 

Becky Barclay