Collections Specialist
ARAMARK - Lexington, KY

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ARAMARK Uniform Services is a division of ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services. Since 1998, ARAMARK has consistently ranked as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by

Fortune

. We currently provide uniform rental and uniform leasing services to more than 400,000 customer accounts nationwide from over 228 service locations and distribution centers across the United States. ARAMARK's full-service employee uniform solution includes design, sourcing and manufacturing, customization, cleaning, maintenance, and delivery.

ARAMARK Uniform Services is currently hiring for the position noted below:

The

COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

is responsible for the analysis and collection of assigned

accounts receivable portfolios for ARAMARK Uniform Services (AUS) customers, as well as

ensuring that assigned customer accounts are reconciled and accurate to facilitate timely

collections inside established payment terms in a call center environment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs day-to-day activities that ensure effective account management of assigned collection accounts.

Reviews open A/R for all assigned accounts and prioritize collection activities to maximize cash collections.

Communicates via phone conversations, email, fax and letters with customers concerning status of invoice payments.

Performs reconciliations for assigned accounts to maintain accuracy.

Follows up on collection calls with customers (external and internal).

Interfaces with Sales, Operations and Finance departments to resolve billing, collection and credit issues.

Establishes strong working relationships with field team to support collections efforts.

Works with customers and field operations in a proactive manner to resolve discrepancies.

Reconciles account status using current and historical invoicing and payment activity analysis.

Liaison with cash operations regarding cash application specialist to research and reconciles misapplied or payment issues.

Resolves all overdue account balances, unassigned cash and payment discrepancies through research, communication and follow up with clients or field operations.

Prepares delinquent accounts for placement with outside collection agencies per AUS policy.

Monitors changes in customer financial status and payment patterns.

Audits and maintains customer accounts to make sure terms are accurate and customer profiles have current information.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Requirements:
A High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Two plus years of credit and collections experience is preferred but not required.

High level of organizational skills, integrity and accuracy.

Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Strong attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills.

Good interpersonal skills working with internal and external customers.

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).

Knowledge of Oracle.

The ability to prioritize workload and meet tight deadlines.

Must be a self-starter, able to work independently as well as be part of a team.

Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.

Supports and participates in the Company's quality standards with a continuous focus on customer service.

Job

:

Finance/Accounting

Primary Location

:

US-KY-Lexington

Organization

:

Uniform Services

Education Level

:

High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Travel

:

No

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