Accounts Receivable Specialist in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Clay St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for daily cash posting of payments received, including posting of lockbox checks, incoming wires and daily cash receipts. Additionally, s/he is responsible for initiating and obtaining approvals from management for all variances and maintaining proper documentation.

Essential Functions

  • Post daily cash receipts from: Lockbox(s) and Wires.
  • Ensure all payments are applied to the proper customer accounts and to the invoices based on the remittance the customer has provided.
  • Apply existing cash on account and credits to appropriate customer accounts. Monitor unapplied and keep balance to a minimum. Work with accounting staff to apply miscellaneous receipts monthly.
  • Assist in preparing monthly compliance reporting for international sales and receipts.
  • Work with team members and customers to research and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. Complete miscellaneous adjustments as necessary due to price and weight discrepancies. Prepare and track all necessary documents for over / under payments.
  • Assist in month end close activities.
  • Other accounts receivable related projects as requested.
  • Communicate effectively with Customer Accounts Payable personnel, Division Accounting personnel and other internal contacts.
  • Support deposit verification process as needed.
  • Support the Company's Anticorruption Program through compliance with the Anticorruption manual and all Anticorruption Controls.
Required Experience
  • Two years accounts receivable or accounts receivable related experience required.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Excel and the ability to use/learn company specialized software and hardware. Preference will be given to previous Oracle experience.
  • Strong math and analytical ability.
  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong detail orientation with the ability to examine work performed for errors, duplication and/or omissions.
  • Proficient in data entry and 10 key.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily, weekly and monthly activities.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace team environment as well as independently.
  • Willingness to provide our internal and external customers excellent customer service.  

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.