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Collections Specialist - Stride Accounting Solutions

Company: 1871
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The CompanyStride Accounting Solutions is an accounting solutions and advisory firm with a proven track record of helping clients create the infrastructure, processes and analytics needed to run a successful business. We constantly keep up and invest in state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our clients have access to real-time business insights to make strategic and operational decisions.Why Stride Accounting Solutions?You will be part of a fast-paced growing organization that is bringing to market next gen Accounting Tools and Processes. . Be prepared to be challenged to utilize your accounting skills, while being supported by our team-oriented culture. Play an instrumental role in designing the metrics and KPI's to enable client growth. Our goal is to positively impact are clients by supporting their accounting needs timely, accurately and with vision.Opportunity The Accountant position will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the company. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining client facing relations with a strong focus on management of accounts receivables and customer care. Organization and time management are key to success. In addition, the application of accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. Working with our clients, you will be primarily responsible for a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and assisting with the daily accounting needs. This position is responsible for all areas related to financial reporting for firm clients. Routine contact with clients to develop process improvement plans, drive organizational efficiencies and present their financials while giving guidance to help improve their performance; along with contact with client contacts such as their client base and vendors and tax accountants and other professional service providers.Key Success Factors * Excellent communication skills via telephone, video conferencing, email, etc. as interactions with client customers will be frequent* Superior ability to prioritize and focus in a high-paced, multi-tasking environment* Ability to learn new technology software skills quickly* Attention to details and commitment to accuracy* Commitment to protecting client privacy* Co-operative team player* Extremely organized* Client-centric approach to all mattersKey Performance Indicators * On-time delivery of client financial reporting packages* Low error rates and overall quality of work output* Integration into the team* Meeting assignment objectives (timeframes, budgets, outcomes)* Ability to work independently in a sometimes-stressful environment* with extensive multi-tasking demands* Client satisfaction* Learning and demonstration of evolving accounting and technologyResponsibilities* Making Collection calls* Sending Collection emails* Cash Application* Processing Payments* Customer Service * Cloud based Software implementation* Develop process improvement approaches* Overall day-to-day management of financial reporting accuracy and on-time processing of client information* Bank and other balance sheet reconciliations* Payroll Management* Payroll reconciliations* Review and approve account classifications* Bookkeeping* Review G/L for any missing transactions and overall accuracy* Preparation of Management Reporting Package each month* Bank Reconciliation* Accounts Receivables* Accounts Payables* Supervision and management of staff membersRequirements* Bachelor's degree in Accounting* 3 - 5 years experience* Strong technology skills* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Excel - simple functions, linking of files, vlookup and sumif functions* Experience working in a paperless environment strongly preferred* Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills* Team player with a positive "can-do" approach* Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision* work independently with minimal supervision

Keywords: 1871, Chicago , Collections Specialist - Stride Accounting Solutions, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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