Accounts Receivable Clerk##Allentown##PA

Nihon Kohden Irvine, CA
Nihon Kohden America is seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk for our growing accounting department. We are looking for a responsible individual, who demonstrates the ability to learn, grow, and advance themselves.

This position is responsible for performing a variety of accounts receivable duties including submitting billing information to clients. Checking accounting data for accuracy, tracking and resolving accounting errors, and completing accounting functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Performs miscellaneous collection processes to ensure the Company's continued cash flow. Keeps management well informed of activities and significant problems, and provides support to area staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

* Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of accounts receivable functions.

* Reviews all equipment orders prior to shipment and releases credit holds and ensures accuracy with PO.

* Checks payment terms and approves the extension of credit up to a specified order amount. Seeks authorization for orders over that limit.

* Checks credit history using outside sources such as Dun & Bradstreet.

* Interfaces with the sales force when collections issues arise.

* Posts cash receipts data in the accounting system

* Reconciles posted expenses with General Ledger records. Checks all entries for accuracy.

* Reports noncollectable accounts to the Controller

* Notifies appropriate personnel if a RMA needs follow up. Mails out appropriate credit memos issued toward customer equipment exchanges not covered under warranty.

* Creates new customer accounts and understands how to use/create tax codes as applicable.

* Reviews and mails out all invoices.

* Prepares accounts receivable refund requests

* Assumes responsibility for effectively researching, tracking, and resolving (or properly referring) accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies.

* Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with area personnel and management.

* Completes accounting reports, records, and other documentation in accordance with established deadlines.

* Provides support to area personnel as required.

* Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.

* Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective business relations with clients.

* Responds to questions politely and promptly. Obtains and conveys information as appropriate.

* Works to maintain positive relations with clients.

* Ensures that the Company's professional reputation is maintained.

* Maintains appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding Company accounting records.

* Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

High school graduate or equivalent with additional training in accounting.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

* Basic understanding of accounting, reconciliations, and accounts receivable functions.

* Understanding of basic bookkeeping concepts and procedures.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

One to two years of accounts receivable experience preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

* SAP

* Able to use accounting software and spreadsheets

* Good public relations skills

* Well organized, accurate, and attentive to detail.