Accounts Receivable - Accountant

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 02, 2018
Closes
May 07, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

Looking for a team-based culture and an exciting opportunity with a team of accounting professionals?

American Petroleum Institute (API), the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, is currently looking for an Accounts Receivable - Accountant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication with external customers, detail oriented, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

As our Accounts Receivable – Accountant, you will be responsible for the day-to-day activities involved with resolving payment issues and customer inquiries related to payments.  You will also assist in the daily posting of cash receipts.

You will be responsible for:

  • Researching and resolving overpayments on invoices including review of originating payment, customer outreach, and preparation of refund request forms.
  • Researching and resolving undeliverable emails including customer outreach and updates to the Association Management System (AMS) and other involved databases.
  • Researching and resolving payments on the unapplied cash receipts list.
  • Assisting in responding to customer email inquiries received via shared email boxes such as Quality Finance and through GIS Call Center tickets.
  • Performing targeted follow-up on outstanding receivable balances to improve cash collections, both timeliness of collection and total amount collected.
  • Assisting in posting of daily cash receipts and serving as back-up to A/R Processor in preparing daily cash receipt batches.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

If you are our ideal candidate, you will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other relevant field
  • Three to five years processing cash receipts or equivalent experience in a financial operations department including high interaction with external customers, including international customers
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications required
  • Familiarity with an Association Management System and Great Plains Dynamics preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills are essential
  • Able to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

As an API employee, you will enjoy competitive wages, full benefits and a generous PTO plan with paid holidays.

Company Overview:

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.

Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs

This job outline describes the typical accountabilities and requirements of the position and should not be construed as an all-encompassing description of every duty performed by or expected of the incumbent.

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