What's it like to be an Accounts Receivable Officer?
Accounts Receivable Officers work as part of a finance team to ensure that an organisation receives payments for goods sold and services provided to customers or clients. Accounts Receivable Officers tend to be individuals who have a strong mathematical background and who have a keen eye for detail.
Tasks and duties
- Maintaining a billing system, processing payments regularly and ensuring payments are made within agreed terms, reconciling debtor accounts and verifying and providing receipts.
- Recording transactions and uploading bank files into the organisation’s accounting and finance system, in addition to providing cashier and reconciliation support to the finance team.
- Escalating overdue payments by contacting a supervisor or manager and helping conduct negotiations with customers in financial difficulty.
A variety of workplaces employ Accounts Receivable Officers, including non-profit organisations, educational institutions, finance and accounting firms, and transport companies.
What can I earn as an Accounts Receivable Officer?
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How to become an Accounts Receivable Officer
- Undertake a qualification in accounting, finance or business administration, such as a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or a Diploma of Accounting.
- Gain work experience in the field and consider studying for a Bachelor degree to improve your chances to be promoted into senior or managerial roles or to an