Billing and Collections Specialist

US-OH-West Chester
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-2097
# of Openings
2
Category
Administration

Overview

CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been in business since 1971. We are one of the country’s leading service providers to businesses and individuals in transition. CORT is the world’s leading provider of furniture rental, tradeshow and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. We have locations throughout the U.S. and in the UK. As an organization, CORT's greatest assets are the more than 2,000 employees working nationwide.

 

Today, CORT has more than 100 showrooms, clearance centers and distribution facilities across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a Global Network of partners servicing more than 70 countries around the world.

 

CORT is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies with their event and relocation needs making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration.

It

The primary responsibility of this position to review and adjust client invoices for accuracy and for keeping over 30 days past due delinquencies within designated percentage guidelines by performing collection procedures on assigned commercial accounts. This responsibility includes the resolution of all billing and collection issues while providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

Responsibilities

  • Review, adjust, reconcile and send monthly invoices to assigned commercial account customers.
  • Contact customers, by telephone and email, to determine reasons for overdue payments and secure payment of outstanding invoices. Communicate with districts and escalate collection issues as appropriate to resolve.
  • Determine proper payment allocation as required or requested by A/R processing personnel.
  • Resolve short payment discrepancies that customers claim when making payment.
  • Complete adjustment forms and follow up with Districts to ensure adjustments are completed timely and accurately.
  • Based on established policy and on a timely basis, investigate and resolve on-account payments received and other credits/debits that have not been assigned to an invoice.
  • Resolve and clear credit balance invoices before such invoices age 60 days.
  • Prepare monthly collection reports to be submitted to Management.

Qualifications

  • Three years or more of accounting /collection experience that provides a basic understanding of the accounts receivable process, which must include 1+ years of collections experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Requires knowledge of credit and collections, invoicing, accounts receivable and customer service principles, practices and regulations.
  • Basic math and analytical skills  
  • Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills with an ability to communicate in a respectful and assertive manner. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with an emphasis on telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize while speaking with customer.
  • Demonstrates good active listening skills, telephone skills and professional email communication skills.
  • Reasoning Ability – Must possess analytical skills relating to customer service. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to work independently and prioritize workload and convey a positive attitude and a professional image.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to internal and external customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Position requires strong PC skills and a working knowledge of Outlook, Windows, Word and Excel. 
  • Must possess average keyboarding speed with a high level of accuracy. 

Additional Information

As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, a competitive salaries with position specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts. 

 

For more information on CORT Business Services, please visit our website at www.CORT.com.

 

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