• Temp, AR Specialist

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
  • Position Summary

    Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.


    Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.


    We are looking for organizational skills and candidates that are detail-oriented to manage and work as the contact between our customers and our outsourced Accounts Receivable (AR) service provider.



    • Pro-actively communicate and work with our customers to process payment of invoices, credit memos and denied chargebacks; ensure timely, complete documentation accompanies communications and customer acceptance
    • Assist with deduction research and resolution
    • Analyze customer and internal data establishing the cause of key issues; develops solutions and triggers appropriate action to avoid future occurrences.  Implement process solutions and communicates with customer departments, indirect and direct internal departments
    • Work with customer care, sales and other ACCO Brands departments as needed to resolve issues
    • Performs other related duties as required

    Position Qualifications


    • Minimum two (2) to three (3) years accounts receivable experience
    • Four (4) year degree preferred, finance or accounting preferred 
    • Capable of working in a multitask environment
    • Detail-orientation required
    • Strong organizational skills required due to high volume of transaction types per customer each with different processes, department structures and terminology
    • Persistent follow-up skills requiring multiple sign-offs on issues at different levels of authority at both ACCO and customer departments
    • Good verbal ability to effectively communicate with different departments at the customer and internal departments as well as Customer Vice Presidents of Merchandising to Accounts Payable staff
    • Produces written communication containing all relevant information, clearly expressed reasoning and recommended actions or next steps to produce results
    • Able to perform effectively in a team environment
    • Comfortable in monitoring, providing direction, training and requesting needed information with outsource team members supporting strategic accounts
    • Demonstrated use of software with a variety of different system skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.


    Company Overview

    About Us

    You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.


    If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.


    Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.


    More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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