Accounting Analyst - Accounts Receivable
Society for Human Resource Management - Alexandria, VA

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Conduct accounting analyses, reconciliation, and reporting for revenue, cash, accounts receivable, and bad debt for the Accounting office of the Society of Human Resource Management and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including SHRM Foundation, HR Certification Institute, Strategic Human Resource Management India Private Limited and SHRM Corporation (collectively "SHRM Companies"). Participate in systems projects and build relationships with customers, vendors and colleagues to support efficient and effective work products.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

Analyze, evaluate and reconcile complex and detailed revenue, cash, accounts receivable, and bad debt reserve accounts on a monthly basis as assigned for SHRM companies. Handle reconciliation and research within a timely manner, and report unusual balances and threshold increases to management.

Reconcile independently complex and large volume bank account transactions by identifying, analyzing and resolving variances related to receipts and payables from different subsidiary systems and sources. Maintain detailed spreadsheets of check, ACH and wire receipts including tracking of prior period and current period batching of those receipts from multiple sources.

Reconcile credit card transactions and trouble-shoot variances between general ledger and merchant bank involving multiple sources of merchant accounts associated with E-Commerce automated processes, bank sources and manual internal credit card operations. This includes the ability to track ongoing variances where resolutions may not be readily apparent due to system or manual errors.

Prepare, record and maintain, detailed journal entries with documentation for the general ledger to resolve reconciling items. Prepare closing monthly accounting entries and maintain records for financial statement reviews for SHRM companies. Assist with the annual audit by preparing year-end account analysis and schedules as required by the auditors.

Independently research, analyze, identify and record unidentified receipts in an organized and systematic manner to meet monthly resolution limits. Prepare weekly and monthly measurements of receipts resolved and unidentified receipts remaining to track liability balances and formulate action plans where needed. Where receipts cannot be identified in a given time period, process and track refund check requests to customers for the unresolved unidentified receipts. Reconcile the Unidentified/Identified account for checks, ACH and wires in the general ledger on a monthly basis with corresponding supporting documentation from the spreadsheets maintained to verify such balances. Reconcile the affiliated wire bank deposit account for the ACH and wire receipts on a monthly basis with corresponding supporting documentation.

Coordinate with other departments and outside sources as needed in resolving collections and unidentified cash related disputes and inquiries. Track write-offs and bad debt reserve postings.

Prepare unclaimed property assessment report for all A/R and unidentified receipt account balances on a periodic basis. Prepare other regulatory and tax compliance reports required for revenue, cash, accounts receivable and bad debt reserves. Work on other related special projects and other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, and 2 or more years' experiencein reconciling complex and detailed A/R and GL accounts preferred. Two to four years of Accounts Receivable or General Ledger Accounting experience required. Possess comprehensive accounting knowledge and be a subject matter expert. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices is a must.

Possess accounting systems knowledge particularly as it relates to GL, revenue, cash and A/R subsidiary ledger systems (Lawson) and be able to trouble-shoot and query transactions and reports. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Ability to provide in-depth, patient and methodical problem-solving strategies and solutions in handling various accounting issues including bank receipts and credit card reconciliations in an uncertain context.

Experience with initiating, developing and monitoring accounting practices, internal control procedures and operating standards as required.

Ability to meet deadlines, operational goals and objectives set forth by the department and the SHRM companies. Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, effectively and on schedule.

Possess strong interpersonal skills and technical knowledge, be a resource for other staff, have the ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff in a positive manner.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V).

No Relocation authorized for this position.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE : If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: accessibility@shrm.org or TDD (703) 548-6990.

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