Accountant - A/R Specialist

Oakland, California, United States | Administration | Full-time

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Bay Area Community Services (BACS) provides innovative behavioral health and housing services for teens, adults, older adults, and their families across the Bay Area. We envision a world where all people are healthy, safe, and engaged in community wellness, with access to quality housing. Every year, BACS makes a difference in the lives of more than 12,500 people.

The Accountant - Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for accurate and timely management of customer billings, analysis and problem, collections and resolution of outstanding receivables balances and the application of payments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, reviews and distribute customer billings.
  • Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions.
  • Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions.
  • Verifies accuracy of invoices by reconciling billings to the general ledger.
  • Research and resolve payment discrepancies.
  • Review A/R aging to ensure compliance.
  • Account reconciliation.
  • Maintain accounts receivable customer files and records.
  • Investigate and resolve customer inquiries.
  • Perform collections of past due receivables.
  • Resolves customer accounts by examining payment plans and payment history to determine if collection letters need to be sent out on delinquent accounts.
  • Researches and negotiates billing reduction claims.
  • Summarizes receivables by maintaining customer’s accounts receivable account, verifying totals, and preparing reports.
  • Maintains good relations with customers and funders.
  • Assists other accounting areas when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organized and good problem-solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in fast paced environment.
  • Maintains a customer service and strength-based orientation. Embraces diversity in all aspects.
  • Works well with others and behaves professionally and ethically while developing professionally.
  • Is adaptable and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
  • Ensures confidentiality with respect to organizational or client information and data.
  • Expresses facts and ideas verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications of Word, Outlook and systems–based documentation platforms.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Associate Degree in Accounting plus three (3) years of general accounting experience. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to learn to work with different accounting software programs, particularly the MIP Accounting System.
  • Healthcare/vulnerable client employer, verified COVID vaccination required.

Additional Requirements:  Position requires a valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage.  DMV printout required. 

Benefits/Perks:

  • Highly competitive compensation: $34 - $40/hour DOE.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children.
  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure, includes your birthday off. 
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution.
  • $3,000 per year student loan, tuition or CEUs. Up to $15,000 over 5 years.
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 8 Years – not charging PTO.
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*.
  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

        * Most direct service positions

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff.  We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.    

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