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Accounting Assistant- Melrose Park, IL

Department: Accounting
Job Description:

Interlake Mecalux, the US subsidiary of Mecalux, S.A., is among the leading companies in the storage systems market specializing in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of warehouse solutions.

Interlake Mecalux has achieved substantial growth in recent years, more than tripling our sales from 2008 to present.  We are hiring an Accounting Assistant to work out of our Melrose Park, IL corporate office.

The Accounting Assistant participates in the management of the company’s accounts receivable. 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 preferred or equivlant work experience 
  • Previous exposure to SAP preferred
  • Bias for fast-paced, highly demanding environment
  • Prior exposure to manufacturing is preferred
  • Previous experience with soft collections
  • Professional communication and phone skills
  • Developed customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work in team environment.
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