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Field Accounting Analyst

Follett Corporation
United States, Illinois, Westchester
3 Westbrook Corporate Center (Show on map)
Jun 24, 2024

Budgeted Annual Salary: $45k - $55k

Position Overview

The Field Accounting Analyst is responsible for oversight and management of the accounts receivable cycle, including account set-up processes, invoice generations/submissions, payment applications, and collections, for specific campuses. The position holds the account relations with campus contacts and all other entities conducting accounts receivable processes, provides problem-solving strategies, and implements process improvements with the intention of increasing overall operational/financial performance.

The role partners with the One Team Center ("Corporate") centralized Accounts Receivable team, which have the resource(s) to perform/assist in the transactional/recurring processes such as creating invoices, processing applicable sub-ledger adjustments, applying payments, and the first level of collection efforts. This individual collaborates with and provides direction to the One Team Center to ensure accounts are appropriately reflected.

This role should be flexible and willing to take on other accounting-related activities related to the campus, including accounts payable, after we reach a steady state on accounts receivable.


  • Provision/manage new/renewal of accurate account setup processes for all types of accounts receivables (ACCESS and non-ACCESS programs) associated with the campuses and other entities (including the capturing of master contact data and invoicing/payment requirements/terms, sale periods and restrictions, key triggering dates, credit limits and other required information).
  • Partners with the OTC team on the full accounts receivable cycle and workstreams for standard and non-standard activities, including account creation/set-up, account transactions, invoices, payment applications, account adjustments, and collections. Leads in problem-solving/resolution and communicates accounting/operational issues with field operations and OTC.
  • Performs effective/prompt collection efforts on accounts/entities with past due balances and develops improved strategies/approaches while maintaining good/positive relationships.
  • Collaborates with the OTC team on one-off invoicing challenges/requirements promptly to ensure payments are received as per the due date. Conducts timely (as per due dates) ACCESS reconciliations/adjustments with campus per the intention of generating the final invoice and accurate representation on the sub-ledger.
  • Ensures/promotes AR company policies with account contacts (invoice terms, payment remittance information, reconciliations, etc.).
  • Assists/implements company initiatives, process improvements, and special accounts
    receivable projects. Analyzes accounts receivable cycle to develop more efficient
    procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy/efficiency. Other projects/tasks as assigned.

  • Associate's/Bachelor's degree or relevant experience.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of the AR cycle for both ACCESS and Non-ACCESS programs/accounts is a plus.
  • Experience with working with universities and government agencies on accounts receivable processes (ACCESS and non-ACCESS programs).
  • Advanced Computer Skills.
  • Travel Requirements: Minimal, Less than 10%.