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Become An Accounts Receivable Analyst

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Working As An Accounts Receivable Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $58,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Accounts Receivable Analyst Do

Bill and account collectors try to recover payment on overdue bills. They negotiate repayment plans with debtors and help them find solutions to make paying their overdue bills easier.

Duties

Bill and account collectors typically do the following:

  • Find consumers and businesses who have overdue bills
  • Track down consumers who have an out-of-date address by using the Internet, post office, credit bureaus, or neighbors—a process called “skip tracing”
  • Inform debtors that they have an overdue bill and try to negotiate a payment
  • Explain the terms of sale or contract with the debtor, when necessary
  • Learn the reasons for the overdue bills, which can help with the negotiations
  • Offer credit advice or refer a consumer to a debt counselor, when appropriate

Bill and account collectors generally contact debtors by phone, although sometimes they do so by mail. They use computer systems to update contact information and record past collection attempts with a particular debtor. Keeping these records can help collectors with future negotiations.

The main job of bill and account collectors is finding a solution that is acceptable to the debtor and maximizes payment to the creditor. Listening to the debtor and paying attention to his or her concerns can help the collector negotiate a solution.

After the collector and debtor agree on a repayment plan, the collector continually checks to ensure that the debtor pays on time. If the debtor does not pay, the collector submits a statement to the creditor, who can take legal action. In extreme cases, this legal action may include taking back goods or disconnecting service.

Collectors must follow federal and state laws that govern debt collection. These laws require that collectors make sure they are talking with the debtor before announcing that the purpose of the call is to collect a debt. A collector also must give a statement, called “mini-Miranda,” which informs the account holder that they are speaking with a bill or debt collector.

Although many collectors work for third-party collection agencies, some work in-house for the original creditor, such as a credit-card company or a health care provider. The day-to-day activities of in-house collectors are generally the same as those of other collectors.

Collectors usually have goals they are expected to meet. Typically, these include calls per hour and success rates.

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How To Become An Accounts Receivable Analyst

Collectors usually must have a high school diploma. A few months of on-the-job training is common.

Education

Most bill and account collectors are required to have a high school diploma, although some employers prefer applicants who have taken some college courses. Communication, accounting, and basic computer courses are examples of classes that are helpful for entering this occupation.

Training

Collectors usually get 1 to 3 months of on-the-job training after being hired. Training includes learning the company’s policies and computer software and learning the laws for debt collection in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as their state’s debt-collection regulations. Collectors also may be trained in negotiation techniques.

Important Qualities

Listening skills. Collectors must pay attention to what debtors say when trying to negotiate a repayment plan. Learning the particular situation of the debtors and how they fell into debt can help collectors suggest solutions.

Negotiating skills. The main aspects of a collector’s job are reconciling the differences between two parties (the debtor and the creditor) and offering a solution that is acceptable to both parties.

Speaking skills. Collectors must be able to speak to debtors to explain their choices and ensure that they fully understand what is being said.

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Average Length of Employment
Billing Analyst 2.9 years
Collection Analyst 2.7 years
Top Careers Before Accounts Receivable Analyst
Accountant 4.0%
Analyst 3.0%
Teller 3.0%
Bookkeeper 2.7%
Top Careers After Accounts Receivable Analyst
Accountant 7.0%
Analyst 3.9%

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Accounts Receivable Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

69.6%

Male

28.4%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.6%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.1%

French

9.2%

Mandarin

5.9%

Chinese

5.0%

Vietnamese

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Portuguese

3.4%

German

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Hindi

1.7%

Tagalog

1.7%

Italian

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Swedish

0.8%

Korean

0.8%

Khmer

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Navajo

0.8%

Albanian

0.8%

Urdu

0.8%
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Accounts Receivable Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.7%

Strayer University

10.9%

Liberty University

5.8%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.1%

American InterContinental University

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.0%

George Mason University

3.6%

Ashford University

3.3%

Sacred Heart University

3.3%

Community College of Rhode Island

3.3%

University of Maryland - University College

2.9%

University of Central Florida

2.9%

Hofstra University

2.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.5%

Michigan State University

2.5%

Middle Tennessee State University

2.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.5%

Webster University

2.5%

University of Central Oklahoma

2.5%

Georgia State University

2.5%
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Majors

Business

35.9%

Accounting

29.1%

Finance

9.0%

Management

3.7%

Health Care Administration

3.7%

Psychology

1.9%

Economics

1.5%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Marketing

1.4%

Education

1.4%

Computer Science

1.2%

Communication

1.2%

Computer Information Systems

1.2%

Medical Assisting Services

1.1%

Human Resources Management

1.1%

General Studies

0.9%

Political Science

0.9%

Sociology

0.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.9%

Other

23.2%

Masters

15.9%

Associate

12.7%

Certificate

4.7%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.2%
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AVERAGE SALARY FOR An Accounts Receivable Analyst

Average Yearly Salary
$58,000
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$42,000
Min 10%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does an Accounts Receivable Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Accounts Receivable Analyst in the United States is $58,107 per year or $28 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $79,000.

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Top Skills for An Accounts Receivable Analyst

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Customer Service
  3. Accounts Receivables
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in preparation of monthly financial statements and provided appropriate research to explain any exceptions.
  • Verify validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade promotions and customer service departments.
  • Consolidated invoices and related financial data for customers to reconcile budgets and forecasting, turning accounts receivables into cash.
  • Prepared recommendations and makes credit approval decisions on new accounts.
  • Reconciled client data to internal sources -Reconciled general ledger accounts -Collected on overdue accounts -Researched discrepancies between invoices and remit advice

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