• AR Collections Specialist

    Posted: 05/23/2021

    Lake Foods, Inc. is hiring a full time AR Collections Specialist to join our locally owned company. We are a rapidly growing poultry processor located in Hartwell, GA, only 40 minutes from Anderson, SC, 45 minutes from Athens, GA and 1 hour from Greenville, SC. This position is part of a 6-person accounting team, reporting to the Controller. Lake Foods offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Accidental & Life Insurance as well as a 401(k) plan with up to a 4% match. This position has the ability to work remotely part-time.
    To be successful in this role, you will need: excellent math and logic skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; intermediate Microsoft Excel skills; experience with an accounting program or ERP (we use NetSuite); persistence, determination and tenacity.
    Responsibilities:

    • Collections of outstanding accounts receivable dollars, including resolving customer billing problems and reducing accounts receivable delinquency. Expectations include:
      • Reviewing open accounts for collections efforts
      • Making outbound collection calls, emails, letters in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations
      • Resolving client billing problems and rescuing accounts receivable delinquency, applying good customer service in a timely manner
      • Collecting customer payments in accordance with payment due dates
      • Identify issues attributing to account delinquency and discuss with management
      • Provide timely follow-up on payment arrangements
     
    Requirements:
    • 4 year college degree in business, accounting, or related area
    • Intermediate competency in Microsoft Excel and accounting programs (we use NetSuite, an Oracle product) is required. An Excel competency exam will be administered prior to granting an interview.
    • Prior experience in customer service/relations is required
    • Prior experience preparing and managing accounting reports is required
    • Prior experience managing receivables is preferred but not required
    • Able to contribute positively as part of a team, working in a fast-paced environment
     
    Lake Foods, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.