Accounts Receivable/Accountant

Position Description

Job Title:                                             Accounts Receivable/Accountant

Department:                                      Tunisia Field Office

Immediate Supervisor:                  Finance and Accounting Manager

Salary:                                                 Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Location:                                             Tunis, Tunisia

Position Summary:

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is primarily responsible for following up on and collecting funds owed to AMIDEAST Tunisia from delinquent clients. 

Tunisia’s field office in Tunis and branch office in Sousse offer educational information and testing services to students and professionals, as well as scholarship and exchange program administration services to a variety of sponsors, and provides professional development services including management, English language and test preparation training services to individual and corporate clients and government agencies.  

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the A/R Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

Invoicing and Collections

  • Establish a list of Customers according to regulatory payment deadlines.
  • Send copies of unpaid invoices to customers for payment, as well as the dates and terms of payment in order to assure a complete follow up.
  • Continuously review late accounts, contacting the responsible party regularly to arrange payment, and visiting the client as necessary
  • Prepare weekly reports of A/R, including collections, the state of late accounts, and newly delinquent accounts for the Country Director and DAF.
  • Responsible for field office accounting entries throughout the month and during the monthly closing process and reconciliation activities, in accordance with HQ standardized processes.
  • Administer billing for customers within specified timeframe, inclusive of invoice preparation, transmission of invoice to client and reporting
  • Administer settlement from customers
  • Research discrepancies and resolve them according to determined process and workflow 
  • Validate invoicing for accuracy; correspond with key stakeholders to resolve inaccuracies or issues
  •  Reconcile customer statements and contact customers to collect old balances
  •  Respond to client request for invoices
  • Maintain organized files and proper documentation for audit and internal inquiries.
  • Monitor unapplied cash receipts and propose adjustment
  •  Prepare related reports for client, Finance, and other key stakeholders 
  • Work hand in hand with accounting & finance team to identify, improve and implement effective process changes 
     

Skills

 

  • Substantiated skills in the field of record keeping and documents filing
  • Ability to listen to customers as regards their complaints concerning the payoff of a debt to AMIDEAST
  • Skills in the field of negotiation and persuasion to collect, without conflict with customers, the money for AMIDEAST
  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and trust with customers, in order to secure their loyalty

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance /Accounting.
  • 2 years experience in a similar position
  • Written and spoken efficiency in English, as well as French and Arabic
  • Good computer skills:  Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Team player with good communications skills

Deadline : May 14th

Interested candidates please send a resume and cover letter to:  achouari@amideast.org