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Accounts Receivable Accountant


Accounting & Finance


Melrose Park, IL

Job Description:

The Accounts Receivable Accountant participates in the management of the company’s accounts receivables. This includes collections, customer account reconciliations, cash applications, appropriate matching of credits, projects that require special billing, maintenance of the AR aging and company’s DSO, and overall accurate reporting regarding AR.


  • Assure timely collection of monies due to company by maintaining a collection program that keeps customer receivables in a current and open-to-buy condition and provide analysis for collection forecasting.
  • Research cash receipts and identify correct application making sure all cash receipts are applied properly.
  • Research payment errors, overpayments, underpayments and duplicate payments. Work with the Accounts Receivable and Customer Service staff to obtain direction for payment application.
  • Maintain continuous and professional contact with customers regarding pending payments, issues with orders, and other requests by phone and by email.
  • Interact with the invoicing team on special invoices.
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to processing accounts receivable including data entry, research and coding of incoming payments, and application to open AR
  • Minimize losses due to bad debt by providing up front analysis of credit worthiness of ongoing and potential customers and by taking legal actions (including the filing of liens)
  • Provide control, oversight, and analysis of the process governing the issuance of credit memos.
  • Deep research on data through use of spreadsheets, reports, ERP system, etc.
  • Provide reports to internal personnel, management, and external customers
  • Other duties as needed.

Minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field of study.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, with experience working with pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and macros.
  • Previous experience with SAP is valuable, but not required.
  • Personality: Candidates must have integrity, be highly analytical, and have a strong desire to be deeply involved in the business. Candidates must be organized and methodical in their work, with the ability to learn quickly and adapt easily to change. Candidates must be able to persevere through difficult work challenges with the highest degree of dedication. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to interact and communicate effectively with personnel from all levels of the organization.

Interlake Mecalux offers:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Become part of an industry leading dynamic team with a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement.
  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match; 100% vested immediately upon contributing and no waiting period to start participating.
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off with the option to cash out unused PTO every year.
  • Possibility for telework days, depending on position, with flexible make-up time for exempt employees.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance plans, along with dental and vision benefits.
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement; specialize in specific areas or gain new skills in different departments.


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