Salary Mid-Point: $65,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
IFG's client, a high-growth professional services company, is adding two newly created Cash Application and Collection Specialists to their team! The company recently went through a merger and continues to grow via organic growth and acquisitions! This is a great opportunity to join a high-growth company.

Job Description
Due to growth and acquisitions, our client is searching for a Cash Application and Collection Specialist to support the accounting and finance team. This role will maintain the current cash application and collections work as well as reconciliation projects. We are searching for a quick learner who thrives on multitasking. The ideal candidate should have strong fact-finding, problem solving and critical thinking skills along with customer service experience.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the daily cash application
  • Identify, investigate and resolve any discrepancies within historical cash applications
  • Locate and disseminate customer contracts and documents (MSA, SOW, SSA, PO, etc)
  • Audit billing and customer set-up in Workday
  • Utilize a quick friendly, and customer service oriented approach in all client communications.
  • Proactively contact customers to inquire about payment status for past due invoices through email and phone
  • Establish meaningful relationships with customer AP and Procurement specialists
  • Support sales team by investigating and resolving invoice/payment disputes or errors and develop improvements to facilitate seamless and continuous service moving forward
  • Leverage (at minimum) an intermediate level of Excel knowledge to improve upon and expedite business processes, as well as tasks involved with the reconciliation projects
  • Assist in resolving current invoice disputes and collections as needed

Skills & Abilities
  • Analytical, problem-solving skills and communicate effectively with superiors & peers from diverse businesses and regions across the US via phone, email and face-to-face
  • Strong customer service orientation - understanding and acting upon differing needs of diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - must be comfortable calling customers.
  • Ability to stay organized and work independently

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 1 + year's collection and cash application experience - proven experience utilizing collections tools and strategies
  • Experience with Workday ERP
  • Experience with various VMS systems
  • Expertise in MS Office tools, especially Excel
  • Experience working in a professional services industry a strong plus