Caraustar

Accounts Receivable Specialist

US-GA-Austell
Requisition ID
2018-4455
Category
Accounting/Finance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
 
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
 
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 

Responsibilities

PURPOSE
Perform tasks required for an accurate Accounts Receivable System. Process, maintain and/or verify records of credit payments, overdue and delinquent accounts.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform all required duties and tasks in accordance with Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures.
- Researches and applies cash receipts daily.
- Assists the Manager of Shared Services, Credit Manager and Plant personnel in interpreting and resolving accounts receivable problems with customers.
- Performs collections duties
- Posts cash receipts and AR obligations.
- Assists the Manager of Shared Services in monthly reconciliation of Accounts Receivable Balances.
- Ensures a safe and healthy workplace.
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
- Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.
- Provides special reports that reflect the current status of customer accounts upon request.
- Assist in month-end closing process as required.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or equivalent required and at least 2 years accounting experience in related field desired. 
- Must be able to proficiently multi-task.
- Must be organized and detail-oriented.
- Excellent interpersonal skills a must.
- Reliability to verify own work to ensure accuracy essential.
- Ability to work proficiently under tight deadlines a must.
- Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other analytical tools strongly desired.

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