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Accounts Receivable Analyst I – Collections

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: AR Manager
Employment Status: Full Time


The Accounts Receivable Analyst- Collections is responsible for analyzing aged receivables, resolving billing inquiries and contacting customers to obtain payments. The ideal applicant should have strong problem-solving capabilities as well as a positive attitude. The work routine is complex; tasks are highly interrelated and tied to the billing and subsequent collection of aged receivables.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Manage a portfolio that encompasses both booksellers and publishers
  • Make daily collection efforts by phone and email while maintaining client relationships and reducing aged receivable.
  • Perform account research, analysis and risk assessment. Including but not limited to credit limit increases, credit holds, payment histories and reconciliations.
  • Interact and partner with multiple internal departments to ensure timely and accurate billing.
  • Obtain and Apply payments
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Associate’s Degree
  • 2 years of experience in Accounts Receivable
  • Persuasive and effective communicator
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Goal-oriented - holds themself accountable to achieving shared and personal goals
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers and external vendors
  • Physical abilities. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Travel requirements. None

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Company

IPG is the original independent distributor of books, ebooks, and audiobooks from publishers around the world, and a top 10 supplier of book content to, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty markets, in addition to thousands of retailers globally.

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading North American distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and as a division of IPG, now distributes products from clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Allen & Unwin; The History Press UK; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children’s, and general nonfiction and fiction titles.