Accounts receivable professionals work in the accounting department. They record the information for accounts receivable and control the regular payment of the company’s debts.
Accounts receivable clerks work with collection clerks and billing clerks. Depending on the size of the company, one person may be responsible for all three functions.
Supervisors oversee accounts receivable clerks. Several years of experience in accounts receivable are required to hold this type of job.
Method and thoroughness are essential, as instructions must be followed to the letter and attention paid to details.
Other important qualities include liking to work with numbers, an ability for abstract thought and problem-solving skills.
The job of supervisor requires personnel supervisory skills.