Cash Applications Specialist

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  • Pay rate range:

    $19 - $24
  • City:

    Downers Grove
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  • Duration:

    04/04/2021 - 07/04/2021
  • Job Type:

  • Job Description

    Our large Public Accounting client is hiring a cash management associate for a contract position at their Downers Grove location.  The role does require working in the office during normal business hours while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. THis role may extend in 3+ month increments.


    The Cash Management Associate is responsible for the data entry of cash receipts and related payment research, certain Treasury activities such as wire transfer creation or approval, and other tasks that support the centralized Treasury / Cash Application function.


    • Timely and accurate application of a high volume of lockbox cash receipts.  Payments may be simple or complex (short pays, multiple bill payments, 3rd party payors).
    • Posting of unidentified cash to clearing accounts; follow up as necessary / team with others in Finance and Accounting (“F&A”) and the firm to clear such items.
    • Interact with various F&A and other personnel across the firm to obtain information necessary to complete responsibilities.
    • Monitor shared email box to respond to requests; research and respond timely to requests to reapply or cancel cash receipts, to provide proof of payment, and general questions.
    • Access and file high volume of electronic remittance detail provided by clients; use online bank portals to access and save monthly bank statements; adhere to departmental standards regarding electronic and paper documentation as applicable.
    • Process client payments via credit card.
    • Prepare monthly reports for lockbox metrics.
    • Responsibility for remote check deposit process.
    • Review and respond to requests to receive electronic (ACH) payments.
    • Enter or approve outgoing wire transfers as needed.
    • Takes responsibility for project load, while being able to appropriately communicate with supervisors (Treasury Senior and Associate Director) to ensure agreement on direction of the project, status, issue and issue resolution.
    • Provide backup support for other personnel within the department as necessary.
    • Systems testing for finance and accounting systems.
    • Special projects as needed; perform other job-related duties as necessary.
    • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality in matters that require discretion.

    Key Requirements:

    • 3-4 years’ experience with complex cash applications in a high volume setting as well as Treasury experience.
    • High school degree minimum; college courses a plus.
    • Adept at using Microsoft Office suite of software programs (Excel, Word, etc.) and adept at learning new software programs; experience with CMS (Aderant) a plus.  Comfortable using internet / online banking software, and experience with image enabled lockboxes.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to compose correspondence and convey necessary information regarding client payment issues clearly and professionally.
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to work under pressure and meet daily deadlines.
    • Strong commitment to customer service.  Interpersonal skills to deal with a wide variety of internal customers. 
    • Able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Results-oriented; takes initiative.
    • High degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
    • Flexible, willing to work additional hours when needed.


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