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30 Accounts Receivable Specialist Questions and Answers by Bobbi Witt
| Bobbi has been a finance manager for over 15 years, with direct recruiting and hiring experience in her field.

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Walk me through your accounts receivable experience.

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  1. 1.

    Walk me through your accounts receivable experience.

      Bring your resume to life, walking the interviewer through a brief history of your accounts receivable experience. This question is open-ended, and it can be easy to give a long-winded answer. Remain focused by discussing your past job titles, how long you were employed there, and the volume of work you handled. You could also explain the type of customers you were typically working with, or what your most significant achievement was in each role. Mention one thing that you enjoyed about each job. This question offers an excellent opportunity to show the interviewer your passion for accounts receivable.

      Bobbi's Answer

      "I have spent the last eight years as a Senior Accounts Receivable and Collections Specialist. I currently oversee a team of three A/R specialists, focused primarily on keeping accounts receivable current by collecting from customers 15 days in arrears, or more. With a total of four team leads, my department has the lowest Days Sales Outstanding in over three years. This low DSO is something I'm very proud of, and it shows how diligent my team has been in collecting payment promptly."

      Bobbi's Answer

      "I currently work for Company ABC as an Accounts Receivable Specialist. This role has been my only A/R position since graduating with my Associates' Degree in Accounting. I'm solely responsible for invoicing, applying payments to the correct accounts, and collections. I am in a department of thirteen other A/R specialists, and I report directly to the accounts receivable manager. I have worked for my current employer for two and a half years and have drastically helped to reduce aged receivables and increase customer cash flow."

      Bobbi's Answer

      "I have spent the last eight years as a Senior Accounts Receivable and Collections Specialist for my last company, so I feel prepared to take on additional responsibilities. I oversaw a team of 3 A/R Specialist and focused primarily on keeping A/R current and collecting from customers that were 15 days late. There were a total of four team leads and my department had the lowest DSO for over 3 years (how long I have been a team lead). This is something I'm very proud of and it shows how diligent my team is to collecting payment on a timely manner."