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SHRM Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable in Alexandria, Virginia

Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #289

Thursday, December 2, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable will play an integral role in primarily supporting the accounts receivable, cash receipts, and collections functions of the Society and its entities. Acts as liaison with the various departments and works with internal and external databases relevant to the major functions of the organization.

Your Day:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the outsourced team to include- all batches, refunds, transfers, accounting research, and invoices.

  • Analyze and provide solutions to a range of escalated issues from the outsourced team

  • Prepare refund requests and adjustments to member accounts.

  • Respond to credit card chargebacks and record activity in general ledger.

  • Research discrepancies and unidentified cash receipts.

  • Reconcile high volume of cash receipts (checks/ACHs/credit card transactions) involving multiple bank accounts, merchant accounts, and various billing systems.

  • Perform the bank reconciliation process for multiple accounts.

  • Monitor aged receivables and assists with the collections of past due accounts. Maintain documentation of correspondence and efforts.

  • Prepare and record journal entries for the general ledger to resolve reconciling items.

  • Provide support on revenue recognition/deferred revenue analysis as requested.

  • Assist with the monthly and year-end accounting close process.

  • Assist with preparation of annual audit schedules.

  • Provide internal and external reporting as needed.

  • Ensure appropriate internal controls related to credit card information, bank account information, and PCI compliance.

  • Develop and maintain procedures and documentation for job-related processes and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Develop professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars, reviewing publications, etc.

  • Perform other duties and projects as required by business needs.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field

  • At least 3 years of related work experience

  • Experience in NetSuite

  • Experience reconciling complex/high volume Accounts Receivable and General Ledger accounts.

  • Understanding and strong operational knowledge of accounts receivable practices, especially collections and billings.

  • Knowledge of AMS/CRM systems, billing systems, credit card processing systems.

  • Experience using computer-based accounting systems and intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word required.

  • Strong attention to detail, goal oriented.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.

  • Self-disciplined and capable of completing job duties in a timely manner and with a high level of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and organization skills

  • Candidates must have a proven commitment to SHRM's six Guiding Principles:

  • Bold Purpose

  • Excellence & Accountability

  • Flexibility & Agility

  • Smart & Curious

  • Collaborative Openness

  • Push Back to Move Forward

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA