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Become A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst

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Working As A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $37,250

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst Do At IHS Markit

* Actively manage a pipeline of customer accounts, some of which may be complicated or unique, to ensure payment is received; this may include research, validating data, reconciliation reporting and/or working with other departments in the company to ensure accuracy of accounts
* Directly responsible for collecting open receivable balances timely and efficiently.
* Responsible for facilitating payments on a daily basis including credit cards, electronic funds transfers, ACH and lockbox deposits for multi-currency receipts, bank accounts and various A/R systems; may include troubleshooting.
* Sort and organize data, updating customer records, accurately facilitating transactions and adjustments.
* Strictly adhere to internal policies and guidelines.
* Maintain a 100% compliant control environment for both SOX and non
* SOX processes.
* Maintain detailed accurate files and notes within SAP regarding collection efforts.
* Initiate adequate follow-up with customers and fellow employees in a timely manner.
* Reconcile full cycle AR including debits and credits, Forex gain or loss, sales tax, Foreign Withholding Tax and Commissions adjustments.
* Perform other related duties or special projects as assigned.
* Facilitates the communication exchange and relationship building required to collect the billings due within the specified contractual terms.
* Is responsible for strategic accounts
* Recommendation and preparation of account referrals to Litigators and Debt collection agencies
* Specific Job Duties – See General Duties above

What Does A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst Do At Fiserv

* Collaborate with an offshore accounts receivable collection team, billing, sales, finance and other operations groups to foster a cohesive team environment that helps the company achieve collections and cash flow targets Research, document and resolve escalated client issues related to overdue receivables following company policies/procedures Prepare client accounts receivable analyses and write correspondence to provide information to clients that will facilitate timely resolution of issues Prepare summaries of high risk and large past due accounts including recommendations for resolution Follow up to ensure the billing teams process necessary adjustments to client accounts, including debit/credit memos, deferred discounts and other adjustments in accordance with contractual obligations Provide guidance to the cash application team, if necessary, to resolve client disputes related to misapplication of cash and credit memos Meet established Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Ability to work individually and in a team environment Gather metrics to help understand efficiencies Self
* Starter with desire to streamline processes and look for efficiencies within the Trade Receivable team Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with peers, management and high profile clientele Perform other ad hoc tasks as assigned by management
* The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities

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How To Become A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.


Employers generally require bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to have some postsecondary education, particularly coursework in accounting. However, some candidates can be hired with just a high school diploma.


Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks usually get on-the-job training. Under the guidance of a supervisor or another experienced employee, new clerks learn how to do their tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping. In double-entry bookkeeping, each transaction is entered twice, once as a debit (cost) and once as a credit (income), to ensure that all accounts are balanced.

Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specialized computer software. This on-the-job training typically takes around 6 months.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks become certified. For those who do not have postsecondary education, certification is a particularly useful way to gain expertise in the field. The Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, awarded by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, shows that those who have earned it have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.

For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience or equivalent part-time work, pass a four-part exam, and adhere to a code of ethics.

The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers also offers certification. The Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination is an online test with 50 multiple-choice questions. Test takers must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass the exam.


With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need to be comfortable using computer spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented. These clerks are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to detail in order to avoid making errors and recognize errors that others have made.

Integrity. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have control of an organization’s financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records transparent and guard against misappropriating an organization’s funds.

Math skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks deal with numbers daily and should be comfortable with basic arithmetic.

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Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Bengali

  • Mandarin

  • Hindi

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Top Skills for A Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst


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Top Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst Skills

  1. Reconcile Accounts
  2. Receivable Accounts
  3. Internal Audits
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reconcile accounts, statement generation and mailing of statements.
  • Worked closely with DCAA during internal audits, to ensure internal guidelines and protocols were being followed.
  • Reviewed and approved all journal entries created by the Accounts Receivable and Billing department and made adjusting entries as required.
  • Verified general ledger account balances during project closeout process.
  • Manage, coach and trained four other associates on billing, collections and maintaining excellent customer service.

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