Collection Specialist – Portland, OR

Current Need: Collection Specialist

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with a minimum of 3 years of account receivable and collection experience who will take full ownership of the A/R & collection position at a medium size company

Collection specialist are responsible for tracking and resolving outstanding payment issues and generate weekly aging reports in a timely manner. The candidate must have knowledge of general accounting principles and MS Office (especially Excel).

Candidates should display a positive and proactive attitude, strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask and be a strong communicator, both paper and over the phone.

Essential Functions:
• Make daily collection calls
• Conduct account research and analysis
• Prepare and maintain various reports
• Maintain an accurate aging report
• Identify and execute the necessary process adjustments
• Send statements to outstanding customers
• Reconcile A/R and G/L
• Interact with customers to resolve outstanding issues

Experience and Competencies
• Must have a minimum of 3 years of account receivable and collection experience
• Technically astute. Advance knowledge/application of MS Work/Excel
• Proven verbal and written communication skill proficiency, including persuasion and assertiveness. English literacy (multilingual applicants encourage to apply)
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Adaptability & emotional intelligence
• Stress tolerance
• Schedule flexibility (position primarily Monday-Friday 8-5)

Compensation and Benefits
• Starting wage is $15.00 per hour
• Competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
• Three weeks paid vacation (PTO) each year
• Seven paid holidays per year
• 401K with profit sharing (based on company profitability) and 50% match