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Accounts Receivable Analyst Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  


Your Mission: 

Deliver operational excellence within the accounts receivable team, delivering a world-class, customer-focused experience while ensuring fiscal integrity within the Accounts Receivable team.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage AR portfolio driven by work queue strategies, including but not limited to initiating customer calls, generating delinquent notices, account adjustments, rebates, and promotional programs, reconciliations, and monthly reporting
  • Work directly with customers to resolve payment and other account discrepancies & inquiries
  • Research and resolve unpaid balances, short paid balances, pricing discrepancies, deductions, misapplied payments, unapplied payments and credit memos
  • Assist the cash applications team with proper cash applications to prevent holds and account discrepancies; Initiate feedback on misapplications
  • Leverage internal stakeholders in collection efforts pertaining to researching and resolving to claims and chargebacks
  • Leverage internal stakeholders in collection efforts including resolution of claims and chargebacks
  • Monitor DSOs and payment trends to prevent aged balances; Identify drivers of the aged balances and implement appropriate countermeasures
  • Ensure proper communication of high-risk accounts to internal stakeholders




What we are looking for in you:

  • Leadership: Ability to identify and take ownership of work product
  • Motivation:  Self-starter and strong desire to achieve results; Passionate about quality, results and progress
  • Adaptability:  Adaptive and open to change/flexibility within job
  • Superior Customer Experience:  Inherent desire to proactively enhance the customers experience
  • Technical savvy: Ability to learn new processes quickly and identify opportunities to improve processes
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the crack and manages multiple priorities at a time in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaboration: Proactively works well with a range of people throughout the business
  • Problem Solving: Analytical ability to research issues and make appropriate conclusions
  • Communication: Strong communication skills with ability to interact with both internal and external departments/customers in a positive manner



What you should have:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience with business to business collections
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have experience using multiple software programs to seek solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)



We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  3485

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Accounts Receivable, Database, Finance, Technology

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