AR Specialist (Lisle)

Location: Lisle
Title: AR Specialist

General Overview:

The Accounts Receivable Specialist’s primary focus will be to assist the Accounting Director with customer billings, and collections. In doing so, the AR Specialist will need to ensure that accurate contract details are added to the ExteNet accounting system. Particular attention will be given to non-recurring, and recurring payment schedules. The AR Specialist will collaborate with internal departments to determine when non-recurring, and recurring milestone achievements have been reached. This process is critical to proper revenue recognition and customer billing.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Input customer contracts into accounting system, verify inputs
  • Create contract billing and revenue schedules (billing based on the contract, revenue based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Attend monthly reviews with Program Management personnel to determine project milestones and completions to facilitate billings to customers
  • Provide timely reporting of project billings to Accounting Director
  • Process customer invoices through various online customer payment portals
  • Update customer files with billings and sales orders
  • Reconcile and invoice monthly customer pass-through costs
  • Continuous review of customer aging reports
  • Process customer receipts/cash applications in accounting system
  • Setup and maintain customer files within accounting system
  • Frequent communications with customers, ensuring proper network commencements, billings and collections


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience required
  • General understanding of accounting principles and concepts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced business environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to interface with external and internal clients
  • A background reviewing contracts preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools; Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Experience using ERP systems preferred