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Accounts Receivable Officer

Ensure businesses receive payment for goods and services.

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.

Accounts Receivable Officer

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.
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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


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While it is may be an advantage to have experience in accounting, finance, economics or business administration to work as an Accounts Receivable Officer, a bachelor-level qualification is not essential. However, a degree or qualification in a related field may be highly regarded.