Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

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Account receivable clerk provides leadership to personnel in Account Receivable, including but not limited to: continuous process improvements, developing staff, providing performance feedback.

Account Receivable Clerk Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective account receivable clerk job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included account receivable clerk job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Identify and resolve Accounts Receivable performance issues
Meet service level agreements (SLA’s) and performance targets related to Accounts Receivable
Support period end financial closing activities for Accounts Receivable
Required actions taken may include (but not limited to) write-offs, appeals, transfers, review of EOBs and other carrier correspondence, litigation and self pay referrals
Responsible for daily management of third party accounts receivable process and follow-up
Works with internal departments and Business Partners in identifying carrier trends to escalate for resolution, including missing bill files, incorrect bill form types, missing documentation
If applicable, ensures all invoicing is billed daily and in accordance with company practices and client contract agreements
Use pre - approved electronic letters handwritten letters to communicate with customers, providers, attorneys, regulators and other external entities
Demonstrate increasing productivity to meet minimum requirements while maintaining quality standards
Prepare invoices and/or claims by utilising input from various sources including external customer base or internal departments

Account Receivable Clerk Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Account Receivable Clerk

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the account receivable clerk job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Accounting, Associates, Finance, Education, Business/Administration, Business, Technical, Computer Sciences, Marketing, Accountancy

Skills for Account Receivable Clerk

Desired skills for account receivable clerk include:

Hospital Billing Systems
Microsoft Word
But not limited to
Excel
Great Plains
Internet
Multiple software programs
Outlook
CPT and ICD-10 coding
Accounts receivable

Desired experience for account receivable clerk includes:

BS Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field preferred
Minimum of 4 years experience in bookkeeping, banking or finance
Experience managing large amount of data accurately and efficiently
Familiarity working knowledge with Microsoft related programs
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and third party insurance billing procedures
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information

Account Receivable Clerk Examples

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Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of account receivable clerk. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for account receivable clerk
  • Prepare reconciliation of cash suspense accounts and monitor aging of accounts to resolve outstanding items
  • Research and resolve issues where the remittance advice does not clearly identify the purpose of payment
  • Produce routine reports, schedules and summaries for FSSC management
  • Perform scanning responsibilities as required for supporting documentation for the Finance Shared Services Centre
  • Communicate issues and share best practice with other team members and manager for the benefit of all
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for external customers and customer related queries
  • Escalate as necessary any customer issues related to queries to the AR Team Leader
  • Work with other FSSC teams to ensure a timely period end close process
  • Daily AR Functions
  • Respond effectively to customer inquiries in a timely fashion
Qualifications for account receivable clerk
  • High School Diploma / GED or higher is required
  • Hours of operation are Monday – Friday
  • Over two years of experience working in a professional office setting
  • AA or BS/BA degree in Accounting or related field
  • Bookkeeping experience preferred
  • Detail oriented, accurate and able to multitask in a fast paced environment
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Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of account receivable clerk. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for account receivable clerk
  • Works with internal departments and Business Partners in identifying carrier trends to escalate for resolution
  • Work with carriers, third-party insurers, and other internal departments in tracking the progress of payments to resolve unapplied and misapplied cash issues in accordance with current policy and procedures
  • Respond to inquiries by both internal and external customers promptly regarding payments, adjustments and refunds
  • Process and prepare refunds for approval by Senior Management for carriers and submission to Accounts Payable for processing
  • Post adjustments for various departments timely and accurately
  • Research and follow-up on any escalated issues within the department
  • Proactively monitors customer accounts to minimize financial risk to the company and perform follow-up to ensure timely collection
  • Exercises tact and good judgment in customer communications, many of which involve errors, discrepancies, and problems
  • Handles government and commercial insurance error claims for action
  • Review and resolve outstanding Account Receivable related issues
Qualifications for account receivable clerk
  • Candidates must possess excellent English written and oral skills, including grammar and composition
  • Requires a Bachelors degree with 0-3 years experienceSearch Jobs US
  • Associates Degree (or higher) from a two-year college or technical school with courses in accounting, finance or business highly desirable
  • Previous leadership, Team Lead, and / or Subject Matter Expert (SME) experience
  • Frequent sitting, use of hands/fingers across keyboard or mouse, long periods working at a computer
  • Epic experience is a plus
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Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of account receivable clerk. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for account receivable clerk
  • Driver Check in Routes
  • Reconcile short pays and skipped invoices
  • Credit collections for aging accounts
  • Customer requests for invoices
  • Other AR/Credit tasks as required
  • Assist AP, as time permits
  • Follow-up on original and pending claims
  • Resolve claims appeals
  • Each employee must possess good interpersonal skills and demonstrate team work
  • Each employee must possess excellent organizational skills
Qualifications for account receivable clerk
  • Prior work experience in Release of Information is a plus
  • 1 to 3 years of accounts receivable and credit card processing experience a plus
  • Ability to work with customers, employees, in a professional manner
  • University Degree in Economics or Management
  • 1+ years’ experience in Account Receive is preferred
  • Uses good judgment, analytical and critical thinking skills
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Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of account receivable clerk. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for account receivable clerk
  • Each employee is expected to adhere to the rules and regulations of Optum
  • Each employee must demonstrate initiative, independence, and a willingness to learn new tasks
  • Candidate must also be able to work with minimal direction
  • Each employee must be able to work as a team and collaborate and contribute to solving problems
  • Prepare, verify, and process invoices for services rendered or rebillable items
  • Enter data on invoices
  • Review IADC's to ensure hours and driling codes are being pro
  • Enter and verifies billing, patient information and other types of data in the computer system
  • Assist in the preparation of 3rd party bills for recovery of reimbursement
  • Perform word processing and various other clerical duties for department as assigned
Qualifications for account receivable clerk
  • High School diploma (or higher) or equivalent required
  • Previous experience working with practice management systems is preferred
  • Medical Billing Trade-School
  • Experience using Oracle Accounting Software preferred
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills, database, programming
  • Good Communication skills - effective business writing, and professional phone skills, presentation
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Account Receivable Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of account receivable clerk. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for account receivable clerk
  • Keep billing files organized, maintains copies of payment recovery vouchers and spreadsheets for reporting
  • Compile, print and / or disseminate medical records to be sent to appropriate destination
  • Work independently and with a team on a regular basis
  • Perform follow - up on underpaid accounts to obtain expected contractual reimbursement
  • Enter and verify billing, patient information and other types of data in the computer system
  • Post transactions / adjustments into the Patient Accounting Systems
  • Enter and retrieve financial, administrative and patient information
  • Keep billing files organized, maintain copies of payment recovery vouchers and spreadsheets for reporting
  • Performs follow - up on underpaid accounts to obtain expected contractual reimbursements
  • Review outstanding insurance balances to identify and resolve issues preventing finalization of claim payment
Qualifications for account receivable clerk
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel (create a spreadsheet, vlookups, sort / filter, analyze data, sum, and basic formulas)
  • Organization skills - ability to handle large volume of daily transactions and multiple responsibilities
  • Undergraduate Degree (or higher) in Finance / Accounting
  • Ability to create, modify, edit and send spreadsheets within Microsoft Excel
  • Must be able to speak, read and communicate effectively in English
  • Minimum 2years experience in Accounts Receivable

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