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Accounts Receivable Specialist 

About the Organization Cogent is a growing, midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Cogent companies are committed to providing compelling, pertinent and logical solutions while serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our people make the difference. Our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. We are an employee owned business where more than 220 employee owners expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged and together we build our future and share in the outcome!

 
Description

Are you looking for a great company with great people? If a position where you can directly impact the success of an organization and share in that success as an Employee Owner sounds like a refreshing opportunity, then check us out. Together we build our future!

Our corporate office located in Riverside, MO is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist. This position will be responsible for collections of outstanding accounts receivable dollars from the existing client base as well as performing general accounting tasks necessary to maintain financial records and processes. Approximately fifty percent of this position will be spent on collections and fifty percent on general accounting duties.

 

These tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assuring timely collection of open account balances by monitoring AR and managing/prioritizing account portfolio
  • Professionally making outbound collection calls while keeping and improving customer relations
  • Researching customer issues and ensuring timely response
  • Identifying issues attributed to account delinquency and discussing them with management
  • Providing timely follow-up on payment arrangements
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date customer records
  • Maintaining current tax documents through the Avalara portal
  • Assisting in the completion of the month-end and year-end close
  • Managing timely and accurate preparation of monthly analysis and reconciliation of all assigned balance sheet accounts
  • Maintaining customer portals
  • Processing new customer credit applications in a timely manner
  • Protecting operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
 
Position Accounts Receivable Specialist  
Position Requirements

This position requires the following education and experience:

  • 2-3 years experience in collections and/or accounting
  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is a plus

Qualified candidates should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounts receivable and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Knowledge of MS Office with strong Excel skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and plan work while simultaneously managing several projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to produce accurate reports while working in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

 

What we value:

  • Bright, entrepreneurial, and industrious individuals looking to apply themselves creatively
  • Individuals who are comfortable speaking up, sharing ideas, and driving change
  • Energetic teammates looking for more than just a job to pay the bills
  • Passionate individuals who naturally do more than is asked

Who we are:

Cogent is a growing, Midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. We are committed to serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Our people make the difference, our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. Together, our employee-owners help build healthy and prosperous communities through creatively engineered solutions for our customers.

What we offer above and beyond competitive pay:

  • Employee Ownership Stock (ESOP)
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • Generous PTO and Holidays
  • And much more!

We value a great attitude and hard work and in return provide competitive wages, employee ownership, benefits, training, and career growth opportunities. To begin a rewarding career with Cogent, apply today at cogentcompanies.com/careers/

 
EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kansas City (Cogent)  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Division Cogent, Inc.  

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