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Top 15 Accounts Receivable Specialist Interview Questions

How do you keep your manager informed about what is being done in your work area?
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Question 2 of 17
Tell me about a situation when it was important for you to pay attention to details. How did you handle it?
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Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in the A/R function. Accuracy of records is extremely important, and interviewers need to hear that you have these skills. Have you done A/R work before? If so, use this as your example! If not, think about a detail-oriented project you have completed. Begin by sharing what you were working on describing what types of details were important to the project. Next, share how you ensured everything stayed accurate. Did you review the information multiple times? Did you have a co-worker who was your second set of eyes?
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Question 3 of 17
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
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Interviewers really want to hear that one unique thing that sets you apart from the rest of the applicants. We suggest talking to your past co-workers or family members to get their input about what your one unique thing is. Their perceptions will give you great insight into answering this question! Simply share with the interviewer your one unique thing, and expand by telling the interviewer that others have told you this is your strength!
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Question 4 of 17
How would you handle a customer that is 14 days past due?
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Easy! You call them. The interviewer wants to hear that you are comfortable picking up the phone and reaching out to customers. Most likely, the customer just misplaced the bill or there was a communication error. Most people have good intentions, and the customer may have just made a mistake. Tell the interviewer that you would contact the customer mentioning that you realized their payment was a bit late. Next, share that you would ask if they were aware of what was happening with the payment, and you would work with the customer in a polite and professional manner to ensure payment was received.
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Question 5 of 17
Tell us about a time when you had to use your verbal communication skills in order to get a point across that was important to you.
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What experiences do you have in accounts receivable?
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What impact did you have in your last job?
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Question 8 of 17
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to bargain with someone? How did you feel about this? What did you do? Give an example.
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How do you manage cross-functional teams?
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What assignment was too difficult for you? How did you resolve the issue?
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Question 11 of 17
How do you handle insufficient funds received from a customer?
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What usually gets your number one priority in a typical day?
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What is your personal method for keeping organized?
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Describe a time when you took personal accountability for a conflict and initiated contact with the individual(s) involved to explain your actions.
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Question 15 of 17
How do you manage your time?
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Question 16 of 17
Why do you feel excellent accounts receivable execution is important for our business?
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How would your previous supervisor describe you?
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Question 1 of 17
How do you keep your manager informed about what is being done in your work area?
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A meeting with him works great.
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I would only have to contact my manager if something wasnt getting done in my work area.
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I set up meetings to discuss feedback.
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I will prepare a daily report for the work I done and I will make sure to inform my manager what is has been done and what my plans are for next day.
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We have weekly meetings, and any if there are escalations, I bring those to her attention immediately.
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I would provide my manager with daily Accounts Receivable reconciliation report and weekly aging report.
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I make sure that I give follow up emails to my manage about the status of the job Which I am doing through regular e mails.
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By sending report of my activities.
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Produce timely aging reports.
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Marking a CC of email to senior is the most efficient way to keep senior informed about work. Regular reports with notes and weekly meeting are other methods to keep them inform.
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Normally once a month have a meeting with my supervisor review and discuss any issues regarding the accounts on the A/R aging.
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We keep all confidential all of information and document.
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Set aup a weekly or daily meeting showing a/r spread sheet etc.
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I speak to him in person or in a message with a daily update.
Question 2 of 17
Tell me about a situation when it was important for you to pay attention to details. How did you handle it?
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Every aspect of dealing with money requires attention to detail.
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In accounting attention to detail is must. Production Accounting was more challenging as the information related directly to shareholders, stake holders, royalty holders and government. I would put the data in the system as well in excel and check the total on both side.
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When posting residents payments to their account/scanning checks. I ensure that the name, account number, routing number, check number and $amount balances what the check is for.
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I have to enter lab tests from the req into the computer and cannot miss a test.
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When invoice amount is not equivalent to the amount in the ledger.
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In my previous job I worked with Excel and Access Database where I had to type the numbers and run queries, use formulas. Even if there is a single mistake it would cost me more time. So I put my full attention to do my work. That's when I started to work very patiently but fast enough so that there wouldnt be any mistake.
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I was working on a pathology claim where procedures were billed on each line instead of one line with 30 units. I had to review this claim closely because there were 30 lines billed and partially paid and denied as duplicate. Therefore, I printed CMS1500 to assure that there were 30 lines billed. In mean time I pulled medical notes to assure if the claim was billed 30 units or could have been a mistake. Next, I called insurance company to reprocess the claim with the additional units that weren't paid.
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I need to pay attention when I do the cash projection because it is very important to know how much money to keep at the bank account in order the pays all the bills. So I need to make sure I review all the transactions.
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Ensure payments are posted to the correct account. Review receivable report.
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My daily activities, requires a great attention to details.Since I am making collection calls and invoicing, it is crucial than I ran the aging reports every day and make sure that I will not call a member after they paid their membership.
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When I joined Account Receivable Department of Organisation, organisation was carrying a long list of debtors and receivables from last 9 years, major task was to glean receivable from bad debt and put a recommendation to management for writing off bad debt and pursue the receivable. I applied following strategy 1: Create and ageing of debtors and separated ageing of parties who are still having business with organisation for last year. Followed up with debtors and do the reconciliation of ledgers. 2. Separated one off client who are two years old and recommended to write off that amount if it is below 10000. 3. Exchanged remaining list with sales people to ask their opinion about the recover ability of account and tool action accordingly.
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When a customer would give me excuses why they could not pay. I would try to give them options that best suits our situation and theirs.
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Carefully proof read it before sendin.
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Couldn't close out month end I was missing a couple cents, stayed calmed and redid my work.
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When two people have the same surname and one person's accounts details can be entered into another.
Question 3 of 17
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
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I have relevant experience in salary I know the steps of ddistribution of payuroll, when paying s.
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My years of experience and knowledge. I take great pride in my work. I have the eye for detail, have people skills, multi-tasker, and a quick learner.
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Through the accounting experience I have gained, I would be able to perform to my optimum capability.
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I believe my skills and abilities match what you are looking for and I can make an impact and bring benefit to the company.
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I have perseverence and the ability to follow through to a resolution.
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With over four years experience in accounts receivable and general accounts managing entering and retrieving information from the computer system and with a great ability of being precise as well as many more skills I am a great fit for this position.
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I am a hard worker, I work well independently and in a group. I am knowledgeable of this position and believe I can be an asset to the company.
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I have a good command on receivable management. I know how to manage the receivable effectively. I have been working on receivable management since last 5 years. In all my past jobs I recovered all debtors within a credit time period,
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I have good negotiation skills and communication ability for successful collections gained through my experience 6 years ago in tourism international organizations also I have very good command in credit control and AR process as now I’m responsible of more than 10 operators.
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My experience in AR for 6 years provided me good command in credit control process.
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I have good accounting knowledge. I have relevant experience in accounts and finance. I will give my best work to complete the task within SLA.
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I've got 10 years experience in this job.
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I might not be a person for any words, but I have been working here at jacques scott for exquisitely eight years and if given the chance, even on probation I will show you I can do the job.
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I have good knowledge on receivables, know the complete process and have a good working experience makes me feel I am the best candidate for this position.
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I am the best candidate for this position because I have the exprience the abiltiy to pay attention for detailse working under guide lines.
Question 4 of 17
How would you handle a customer that is 14 days past due?
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By receiving with smiling face.
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I would send a friendly reminder that the account is outstanding.
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We are thinking about regading your payament meanwhile you came and asked, for you payment check is preparing, we are waiting to coo sir sign for this check, we will give you in two days.
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I will contact customer with a late bill notice and then follow with a phone call.
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I would pay more attention time and dedication to accomplish on time pay.
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I would call them up and let them know that they are 14 days past due, that they need to pay as soon as possible or their account will go in to delinquent.
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Started sending payment reminders after 5 days of sending invoice and make phone calls to customers before 4 days end period.
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Take appropriate follow-up actions depending on AR aging report and contact the customer with pending issues and try to conclude all delayed amounts.
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It is depend upon company's account receivable policy suppose if company given 14 days credit policy so after the 14 days I remind positivly to customer to make pament early as defined credit policy.
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Call the customer to try and schedule a payment plan.
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To send a letter to the customer to clear overdue.
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I will inform the customer saying that your amount would need to paid with the given period and I explain the advantages and disadvantages of making the payment in due date.
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I will give the customer a call and remind them that they have a bill outstanding. And if is a financial situation we can discuss a weekly payment and get consignment form fill out and signed. For the company safely purpose.
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I will first analyse the customers payment history, if the customer has been making the payment according to the pay terms I will send a reminder mail asking for the payment if the customer has been repeatedly failing to make the payment as per the pay terms I will send a reminder mail copying the manager and ensure to call the customer to remind the payment due.
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I will follow companies policy but I will try to communicate with customer trough email or phone call before I but the account on hold.
Question 5 of 17
Tell us about a time when you had to use your verbal communication skills in order to get a point across that was important to you.
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Trying to explain to a customer that they didnt actually finish the online ordering process and that their order didnt go all the way through.
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I had to communicate to my team the importance of our clients as part of our business and to always treat them with respect in order to have a good relationship to collect on outstanding accounts.
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My Experience in AR and contact clients all over the world helps me well to get a point across shortly to save my time as possible in negotiations.
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Sweetly forced to customers for make payment.
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When I was convincing the customers to making them to pay the outstanding amounts, I should use polite verbal communication skills and convince him to make the payments.
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There was a situation when a customer failed to make the payment which was overdue by almost 30 days in spite of repeated emails on a regular follow-up, I had to call the customer to ensure the payment is made within 24 hours else there would be a legal proceedings against him if failed to make the payment within the given time.
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I will say when you work in account reciviabel postion you need to use your verbal communication skill everyday because you might have a customer who dosent have any idea about a debit and credit so you need to be more carefull when your dealing with clients need to choose what words you use depending on your clinet.
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I have to call national branches every day for issues.
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There was a time during my previous job that I had an order from a foreigner who cant speak english fluently, he wanted to order different pastries but I cant identify them all because of thelanguage barrier. What I did that time was to stand in front of the pastry case where he pointed the pastries in front of me and told me the quantity and I memorize it in my head and ring it in at the computer as I went back the counter. And then a friend of him came on a last minute who can speak english and I repeat the orders for clarification. I have handled the situation successfully and got the orders correctly.
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One of the customer's invoice which was more than 18,000 was outstanding. I had called their number as well sent email with delivery slip attachment. Still no improvement. I made another call and made clear that I had sent all the supporting documents and the invoice is more than a yr old. Than I was asked to fill a form to open supplier's account with them.
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Told a coworker that I thought we should keep a tally list instead of photocopying and wasting paper.
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I had created user guides for the training. I made the staffs understand how to work with tally and other softwares. At times I was needed to go personally and check their system to make things work.
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I remember receiving a call from a customer who was very upset because I charged her account with a wrong code. So the bank charge her interest. I needed to keep calm and explain her what happened and how I was going to fix that.
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Had to explain how non payment of balances on time attracts increased interest charges.
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Communication skills are very important in Account Receivable Job and I used my Verbal communication skills many times because it was a speedier process to resolve any issue but right now I could not recall any single specific time where I used them only.
Question 6 of 17
What experiences do you have in accounts receivable?
User-Submitted Answers
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Would arrange a visit to meet.
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I would be the best candidate for this position because I'm very knowledgeable of the description for the job, I'm good at multi-tasking, I learn at a fast pace, and I'm very friendly.
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Regarding tour advance to customer.
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I worked with a successful practice that required creative billing practices in order to receive the highest reimbursement.
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I do not have much, but I did work for C&S and one of my job duties were to call and get payments on delinquent accounts.
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I have collected on outstanding accounts.
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I started accounts receivable 6 years ago as I was accountant receivable at Masters Travel Service from April 2010 to August 2014 and from August 2014 till now at Meeting Point Egypt.
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About the account receivables my experience is that for cash collection form the customers to be collected through the early payment discount, etc and find out those goods customers which have the good reputation in the market and capability of payment.
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Collections, explaining bills.
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I have worked in cash applications, ar billing, cash matching, cash posting, missing payments .
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I may not have lots of experience but I am eager to learn what is necessary.
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Contacting the customers for payments, making the entries in the system and continues follow-up with the default customers.
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I have a 3 plus year expriences in account receivable.
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Not so many to be honest, I just encountered it when I was still studying at my accounting classes. But nonetheless, I know that account receivables are the payment that haven't been collected yet.
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Cash applications, collection calls, deposit slips, lockbox etc.
Question 7 of 17
What impact did you have in your last job?
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I am not sure, I get along with everyone and we all have a good time.
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I leave an impression that I can stand up to the challenges that the work has to offer and in my own assessment, I know I didn't fail them in any way. I have improved and developed my organization and communication skills during my last job and I continue to strive excellence in everything I do.
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I worked well with my coworkers.
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I collected revenue on invoices which were almost 2 yrs old by providing backups to the customer. And, also investigated and applied an ambiguous payment to the right invoices, which were thought to be over payment by the customer.
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I cleaned up plenty of past due/collection accounts and $amounts. Organized accounts and paperwork. Ensured Sales meetings were productive with action items.
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Knowledgeable and resourceful.
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I help reduced the amount of receivables for the company by chasing up on aged credit.
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The business was working on paper based accounting which was not efficient in many ways, like storage of documents and other issues. So I improved it to the software based accounting.
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A good impact because they had a lot of issues I resolved for them. For instance, They could not their bank reconciliation back to six months.
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Interaction with customers were very effective in collecting balances.
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I was instrumental in organizing the Account Receivable Department and fill the gaps that are there at every stage. I made the department work proactively and communicate with debtors before the payment started so that payment can be received on time. Setting up a dispute resolution mechanism was another feat I accomplished.
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Many overdue accounts as far as 2006 were reconciled, issues resolved, and or negotiations performed, and cash received.
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I'm a team player and am always willing to help others out when needed as long as my job was finished completely.
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Attention to detail and helping others and learning all I could in each department to work as a team and gain knowledge.
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I cleaned up a lot of old $
Question 8 of 17
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to bargain with someone? How did you feel about this? What did you do? Give an example.
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Well at an event when attendees thought they had already paid, I will give it to them for the pre reg price and if they can email me a receipt I will pay them back.
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Yes, I had to bargain with a cust.
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No I didn't meet any thing like this before.
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There were a few instances at Allstate where we had to renegotiate a pay increase to attract a better candidate pool. I partnered with the recruitment team to execute the best strategy to present to the client, and we pulled it off. They increased the pay not only for the new class, but also the current employees.
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I didn't encounter any situation where I needed to bargain at work.
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Yes, that happened to me already, I felt okay when that happened. I did proceed by reviewing my data first, and knowing what exactly I want, what I would accept or not. After that I started to bargain.
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It became evident that the debtor could not pay all amounts owed but some amounts could be collected. Prefer to collect all but had to accept all I could get in the interest of the Company.
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There were situation when everyone needs a feel to bargain but creating a bargain that is win-win for both the parties involved is and art. While going through recovery of old outstanding I faced this situation and instead of choosing a dead wall I choose to bargain where both can benefit by bargain.
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I use the aging report as a basis for direction of whom to contact and write notes as to what the customer has advised, filing etc.
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Give and take you try your hardest to make it work for both parties.
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I have purchased items and had to find the best price for the item. When the salesperson offers his product, I had to let him know that I found a better price. He then would try and find a product that he sold that compared. I had to then make sure that what he had to offer, really did equal in the quality of the product.
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Yes, when I bought used furniture, I had to make my points of view about the furniture and its reasonable value. I felt comfortable talking with seller to negotiate a fair price I would be willing to pay.
Question 9 of 17
How do you manage cross-functional teams?
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I communicate to them the importance behind each function and why it is necessary to learn them.
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By organizational and planning achieving goals and objectives also to have ability in solving problems .
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Manage through strong strength leadership, build upper management support, select clear objective, communicate clearly and build positive team dynamic.
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I haven't managed any teams.
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There are times I had to work with supervisors, member from a software group, staffs and others to work for a common goal.
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Very well, I know it is important to make sure multiple employees to know multiple task in the department in case of needed.
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Lead the team by monitoring the relationship and priorities on a regular basis. T This can be done by setting clear objectives for each member and ensure they work towards the same goals.
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Cross functional teams are build to achieve certain objectives, these teams can be managed by keeping an eye on achieving those objective.
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I use the aging report as a basis for direction of whom to contact and write notes as to what the customer has advised, filing etc.
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Interact well with team members - resourceful.
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Make everyone happy or try to.
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I manage cross-functional teams by staying abreast of what's taking place in the organization and by trying to learn new ideas and processes and staying innovative.
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Hold meetings, discuss each persons duties, discuss a method of procedure of the cross functional team, Listen to teams thoughts and ideas.
Question 10 of 17
What assignment was too difficult for you? How did you resolve the issue?
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I havent yet had a task or job that was to difficult and I have always gotten things done whether by asking or figuring it out on my own.
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There was a time where I was having difficulty collecting on an account and I could not get in touch with the provider and I had to contact other providers and insurance companies to get in touch with them.
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A lot of things on Allstate were difficult, I would not say anything was too difficult, as I had tremendous support from my leadership.
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As an administrative assistant, it was one of my most challenging and busiest job. I wasn't trained properly, I had to rely on manual and procedures. In the beginning I worked overtime even had to cancel my few appointments. Once I crossed my beginner phase, it was easy because of my organisational skill.
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I had to prepare a excel spreadsheet for all the products, vendors list, employee list and other calculations using formulas in a very small amount of time. I managed it in a good way that we changed it completely to a software based accounting.
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That was to do the bank work of my last company because that was my first job over here the financial system is different from Haiti. So what I did I stopped the job and review what what done before me and ask questions to other employees.
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Collecting from a violent debtor. Got help of a debt collector after failing to collect.
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The most difficult assignment was to manage an vendor appointed to capture revenue details of travel document, capturing correct detail was very important as it contains flown data.Vendor has a team of young data entry operator and attrition rate was too high, responsibility of training data operator and quality check of data rest with me. Whenever a data operator reach to attain some efficiency, he leave the job. Managing them become a difficult issue. Then I generated a training system and steps for data quality check to overcome these problems.
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Our products where I worked were on layover before departure there was an explosion that destroyed our materials in a third party truck. I was trying to collect the full funds of value of destroyed materials and well as not pay for freight and the replacement freight we agreed on us paying only half. This was accoplished by negotiations with the broker, transport company, the insurance for the location that exploded, the owners of the business and site that exploded and my self. End result I got paid in full within 3 months.
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Customer not follow payment term. I alway report to customer help me.
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A client had 20 year history with company and owned 5 Incorporated companies along with his Professional company and his personal account. I was to create a analysis report of his payments and charges over a 10 year period. This had to be added to my regular daily time schedule. So, I got all the bank statements from the past 10 years found all payments and created 2 spreadsheets, I showed all payment made and dates and 2 showed where they were applied and balance due.
Question 11 of 17
How do you handle insufficient funds received from a customer?
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Depends on what the specific protocol is suppose to be, every place and job is different.
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I would contact the customer and advise them to resubmit payment.
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Collect data, and provide documentation to them. Follow up with a phone call to go over the details.
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First it depends on how much. If it is above threshold, I would send and email or call the customer.
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We will make sure that we call the customer and let them know. Sometimes it might be a mistake. Send the letter including the payment request and fine for bad check.
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Keep communicating with customer.
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By reconciliation if insufficient fund is against different invoice.
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Contact customer, listen to issues, reconcile, collect all documents, discuss with all parties and inform customers and issue credit or collect cash.
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I report to customer and Manager.
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Find out a workable schedule and be realistic to make it work for everyone.
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Phone call made to inform customer of issue and ask for other exceptable payment method.
Question 12 of 17
What usually gets your number one priority in a typical day?
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First I check my emails and voice mails, then I do things that need to be done at a certain deadline.
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Focusing on the list of priorities for the day.
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1- check my mail for any correspondence from clients and reply 2- check AR aging to avoid any bad debt in our customers 3- Check bank movements if we have payment advice from any client 4- Make allocate payments and analysis any queries.
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1st I ranked task in order to priority and then task perform because priority not same in every day in dependant on situation.
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It depends - every day is different. For example if there is a no call no show for an assignment, that is top priority. Anything with a tight deadline also gets top priority.
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The work which needs most priority. I read emails even how busy I am. Because customer or manager anyone would have tried to reach me.
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Communicating with customers.
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Checking of official emails.
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Releasing orders and or credit line increase if required, and collections of funds.
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Recording incoming payments to accounts.
Question 13 of 17
What is your personal method for keeping organized?
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Before I start my day, I make a list of any task that need to be completed for the day. Once I complete that task, I check it off my list.
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Write what to do, prioritize on how to do, plan how to do them.
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Keeping a clean and tidy desk is a start. Putting things away right away.
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Keep a to-do list, not filing emails away until issue is resolved.
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If I'm in the middle of cash application, and need to work on adjustment entries. I'll keep the cash application backups aside, so that I don't mix with other work. I print out the emails to work on. And, mark as unread on emails which I need to work later. As well I keep my to do list.
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Following the lean process, keeping everything neat and in its place.
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Every week on monday I check the emails I receive and other pending jobs if any, On tuesday I make sure that I put my effort on user guide preparation and works in excel and access. Wednesday I would do my day to day work and I attend meetings if any. Thursday I make sure all Invoices have been noted down for that week and friday I make sure that all works are done for that week and no important assignments that are pending.
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My personal method for keeping organized is arranged all my stuff by priority and group.
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Make a check list of duties and ensure all are performed every day.
10.
Maintaining a calendar for all activities, a proper follow up of all issues that need to be dealt by others keep me organised.
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I use the aging report as a basis for direction of whom to contact and write notes as to what the customer has advised, filing etc.
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Staying on top of things.
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Details and keeping priorities the mean focus.
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Talk direct to customer and give new role to them.
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Taking notes and paying attention.
Question 14 of 17
Describe a time when you took personal accountability for a conflict and initiated contact with the individual(s) involved to explain your actions.
User-Submitted Answers
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I went to another co worker that was training who I was assisting and let her know that things were not going to be ready in time for our event.
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Take serious committment.
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I haven't encountered such situation.
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Took personal accountability when a resolution seemed impossible.
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I was strong with the sales person in respect to collections of overdue funds. I explained to him that we were not able to extend further credit as the customer had invoices excessively overdue.
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A client I did billing for sent me work orders and didn't let me know of changes in billing charges so I billed at usual rate. Invoice was not excepted by company so I had to contact by email the owner and get correct service charges and re issue invoice.
Question 15 of 17
How do you manage your time?
User-Submitted Answers
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I make a great use of my time, to me being always organized and on time is everything.
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I am very good at managing my time because I do not let things get behind, I dont let things stress me out. I can multitask.
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I make a list of priorities for the day, with the most important priorities first.
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First I create a database of all of my current tasks and schedule them depending on their priority if I’m given a new task I add it to the list and decide when to do it, so I adapt the order in which I do things as necessary.
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I keep a daily to-do list, and I am able to re-prioritize as necessary.
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Usually, I work on to do list. Otherwise on priority basis.
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I like to finish the work deadline on time. I am a morning person So I will try to be in office on time so that I can start the day soon and fresh. I strongly feel most of the work is done by the people in the morning time is more than the people who does in the afternoon. So I try do priortize my work and finish it off at time.
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Make use of the computer as much as possible.
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I prioritize as per what is most important. Normally I have my daily routine however I do prioritize when specific accounts, sales people and establishing credit lines require my immediate attention. Always answer phones and help the client with any querie.
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I try to work and report to my manager if have any problem with time.
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Take care of what needs to be done.
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I schedule dates of importance, I keep a personal calender, I take care of urgent business first and set aside a block of time for calls and messages, I allow myself a certain amount of time as I think will be needed to complete each task.
Question 16 of 17
Why do you feel excellent accounts receivable execution is important for our business?
User-Submitted Answers
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The more we collect on our accounts the better our business will maintain our goals.
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Its important because it affects your cash flow.
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Do provide quality care for both the patient and the care providers, so everyone gets what they need to do done.
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Because its a major part of the revenue cycle process, to collect revenue.
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Support company objectives - positively impacting on company cash cycle, increasing cash flow - reducing bad debt.
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Money is the blood of business body.
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Because account receivable is the main engine of the business you need to know your clinets first you render a business.
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Thats how we make money and pay our suppliers.
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Accounting lie at the heart of business. Since good accounting helps keep the business under control, accounts receivable is part of it. As it shows the asset of the company and help flow in accounts payable.
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Money plays a major role in any business. So accounts recivables makes sure that if the payments are made correctly for a particular invoices and helps to avoid any confusions.
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Because the company needs cash flow.
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Collection of debt enables company to move forward without borrowing.
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Cash is the backbone of any business, business can thrive and survive if they have cash or become bankrupt if they lack it. Account receivable is a medium that arrange cash for business by converting sale in to cash.
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It is important for all businesses to reduce the Accounts Receivable and increase cash flow as well as reduce bad debts.
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Keeps money in the flow.
Question 17 of 17
How would your previous supervisor describe you?
User-Submitted Answers
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As the top talent in the group.
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Reliable, quick learner, honest, good accounting knowledge, good communication and hard worker.
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Hardworker, Punctual, Workaholic.
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Fantastic at collecting problem accounts. I have creative problem solving, negotiations, reconciliations and communications skills.
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Hard working dependable funny a pleasure to work with.
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As a self started that is reliable, eager to stay up with trends and liked by clients, a good work and office ettiguette.

About Accounts Receivable Specialist

March 24th, 2017

Accounts receivable specialists are responsible for ensuring that the company they are working for receives all of the money that is due to them for services provided to their customers. The specific tasks that an accounts receivable specialist performs depend on the industry they are working in as well as their employer's modus operandi. In general, an accounts receivable specialist issues invoices for services rendered and ensures that all accounting reports and other aspects of collecting accounts are up to date.

A bachelors degree in a field related to accounts and business is the minimum requirement for anyone who wants to work as an accounts receivable specialist. Meticulous attention to detail and problem-solving skills are crucial traits for the job.Excellent communication skills are also important as you will be required to make collection calls to customers who owe the company money. Prospective employers are sure to do a background check to see if the applicant has any criminal history, as accounts receivable specialists will have access to customers' sensitive personal and financial information such as credit card numbers, contact details, and other information.

At the interview for an accounts receivable specialist job, the interviewer will ask you leading questions to determine your suitability to this role. They will ask you what you think are your strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to the role and why do you think you are a good fit. You will also be asked about your career goals. For example, 'Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" Check out other mock interview questions to get a better idea of commonly asked questions at accounts receivable specialist interviews.

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