Accounts Receivable Specialist

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

The Accounts Receivable Specialist supports the maintenance of customer accounts including processing cash receipts, investigating and resolving variances, reconciling to general ledger accounts, and assisting the Credit function within the Company. The AR Specialist also maintains current knowledge of the Company's processes and embedded controls related to the accounts receivable function, including changes and refinements thereto. Ensure internal controls are adhered to and kept up to date. Encourages the reporting and remediation of any control violations. Strives for continuous improvement within operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for posting the daily cash receipts received. Ensure all cash receipts are applied to the proper customer accounts and against invoices based on remittance documentation provided by the customers.

  • Support the month end closing activities for the AR team.

  • Continuously monitor unapplied customer payments in order to promptly apply to invoices.

  • Work with accounting staff to properly code miscellaneous cash receipts.

  • Prepare necessary documents for payments discrepancies. Work with Accounts Receivable and Credit team members and customers to research and resolve customer account discrepancies in a timely manner.

  • Prepare monthly compliance reporting on international sales and receipts.

  • Perform other Accounts Receivable related tasks within the company as needed. Support the Credit team in managing accounts and assessing credit risk.


  • Two years accounts receivable experience required.

  • Associates Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Computer proficiency, including intermediate Microsoft Excel and the ability to use/learn Company specialized software. (Oracle an SAI)

  • Strong math and analytical ability.

  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Strong detail orientation with the ability to examine work performed for errors, duplication and/or omissions.

  • Proficient in data entry and 10 key.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, as well as independently.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.