Accounting Assistant


Kansas City, Kansas

2 days ago

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Job Description

Title: Accounting Assistant
Location: Kansas City  KS USA 66111
Duration: 6 Months
Job hours-8:00am to 5:00pm
General Purpose:
Perform a variety of cash application and other related accounting and credit duties for the credit department such as daily customer payment postings, reconciling customer accounts, analyzing remittance information to apply customer payments accurately and preparing electronic payment detail for scanning. This involves making independent decisions in certain cases.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Apply daily customer payments that are received through lockboxes and via other means to customer accounts utilizing SAP and IREC (Intelligent Receivable) cash application software
  • Process remittance information and review instructions accompanying items to determine proper application to reconcile customer accounts accordingly
  • Balance and reconcile spreadsheets that track daily cash application by division to maintain accurate detail for the systems in which payments are applied
  • Initiate communications with internal as well as external accounting personnel to resolve customer account issues and discrepancies
  • Distribute short pay credit memos and supporting detail to appropriate accounting personnel
  • Communicate with customer’s accounts payable personnel to resolve payment application questions
  • Process and reconcile remote bank deposits utilizing remote deposit bank scanner
  • Prepare electronic payment remittance detail and backup for scanning into our archive storage database
  • Provide assistance as needed to the supervisor for most cash application duties
  • Assist and support Credit and Collections managers with department projects and other duties
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required
Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some college preferred
  • 1+ years accounting or related experience
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Certification and/or license – N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Able to multi-task
  • Basic problem-solving skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to organize time, energy, and resources effectively to achieve goals (i.e., organizational skills)
  • Able to work with accuracy and detail oriented
  • Able to follow directions and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to use multiple software programs
  • Able to read, write, and speak English

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $20.68/hr.