Accounts Receivable Team Lead

Company Name:
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
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The team lead is responsible for processing daily lockbox receipts for ACRE, and processing quarterly refunds for the ACRE program. Additionally, this position acts as the team lead for the billing and cash receipt activity related to the NRECA Association lines of business. As team lead this position coordinates the workflow, reconciles the daily cash and evaluates the processes used by other teammates for the billing and cash receipt functions for the Association. This position also is the key liaison for the AR unit with the Government Relations department and the statewide organizations who contribute to ACRE on behalf of the cooperatives. Leadership is required as the chosen candidate will be the primary go-to person among users of NetForum, particularly for billing, cash application questions and reporting in NetForum. The team lead also is required to be cross trained with other A/R team members to provide backup to those positions during a team members' absence.
Purpose and Mission
1) Processes daily ACRE Lockbox cash receipts in NetForum.
Uses daily banking cash activity report from Wells Fargo as control totals for text file processing of ACRE gifts.
Uploads text files of ACRE contribution data to NetForum by individual, manually entering those not formatted for automatic upload.
2) Processes ACRE refunds to statewide organizations quarterly.
Calculates and requests refunds of contribution amounts received for remittance back to statewide organizations based on established rates.
3) Acts as the key Accounts Receivable liaison to Government Relations and the statewide organizations.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with the Government Relations Department to ensure contributions are recorded to the correct giver, and gift giving status is correctly reflected in NetForum.
4) Acts as lead position for the processing of billing and cash receipts for the NRECA Association lines of business.
Coordinates the workflow across the five A/R positions processing NRECA Association billing and cash receipts.
5) Reports monthly cash receipt statistics for the ACRE program to the Government Relations Department and management.
Creates 4 monthly reports for the Government Relations Department and management
6) Performs other various closing processes for the AR unit.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelors Degree with a focus in accounting and experience working as an accountant in a part-time or temporary role.
2-3 years direct experience performing billing and cash receipts.
Demonstrates full understanding of accounting principles, specifically how debits and credits operate, how transactions flow to their final destination and how this affects the end result on the financial statements.
Be detail oriented and well organized.
Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels, including senior level management.
Able to analyze data and draw conclusions from research into transactions and processes.
Demonstrate computer aptitude and ability to learn new applications.
Able to perform well under pressure.
Have exceptional customer service skills.
Amount of Travel
No Travel
Job Title : Accounts Receivable Team Lead
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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