Qualified candidate will be responsible for the accurate and timely application of customer payments and resolution of unapplied cash items according to established policies and procedures. Research and bring to full resolution all print and digital subscribers’ credit card chargebacks (disputes) from various payment and circulation systems and products.
Processing of cash receipts and postings to customer accounts for payments made by credit card, lockbox and direct deposits.
Knowledge of accounting principles and journals required.
Ability to read bank statements and knowledge in bank reconciliation preferred.
Experience in dealing with adjustments to customer accounts for credits/debits and account write-offs.
Work with other departments as well as operations to troubleshoot and resolve customer payment discrepancies.
Balancing reports, documents and on-line data systems to research problems.
Oversee deposit reconciliations to the general ledger, lockbox and records and other month-end procedures.
Be a liaison between order-to-cash and procure to pay processes.
Address/Resolve on account cash proactively
Support AR for compliance and audit purposes.
Timely manage items in the American Express and Paymentech credit card chargeback work queues or reports.
Perform research to determine underlying reason(s) for chargebacks and assess steps required to resolve dispute.
Maintain appropriate documentation of chargeback items processed.
Contact subscribers/customer service and/or credit card processor as deemed appropriate to resolve the credit card disputes.
Provide support as requested to assist with completing the monthly chargeback reconciliation analysis.
Identify opportunities for improvement
Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of billing and collection
Work well with others and be a positive team player towards shared goals, developing, gaining and demonstrating respect for others within the team.
Skills & Experience
SAP Financials, Billing and AR Experience
Background in Accounts Receivable and billing system preferred
Experience in operating in a global organization, with process participants that may be located around the world.
Ability to manipulate and interpret data as well as communicating analytical results/recommendations.
Ability to research independently customer disputes
Ability to learn quickly and use a variety of systems
Ability to adapt to constantly changing environments & priorities
Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Excel is a must
Media Company/OTC experience a plus
High Customer Service Mindset
Bachelor’s Degree preferred but relevant experience that will commensurate with the qualification can be considered.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Cash Application/Billing/Accounts Receivable functions
Ability to work independently
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Business Area: FINANCE
Job Category: Finance Group
Req ID: 33085