Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable Specialist

As the Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable Specialist you play an important role in supporting our finance team. You will use your knowledge of AR procedures to manage a high volume of customer receivables with a focus on credit collection. As an experienced AR Specialist you will support a tight-knit Accounts Receivables team manage customer account activity whilst building strong internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and clients. In this unique hybrid role, you will also have the opportunity to support the AP team by assisting them with special projects. This is a great opportunity to join a small team in a challenging and integral role which provides real value to the success of our company! Our ideal candidate has a strong work-ethic, a ‘can-do’ attitude and a great eye for detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure payment of VHL’s invoices in a timely manner by contacting customers to track and resolve outstanding payments.
  • Respond promptly to customer invoice queries either by telephone or email.
  • Perform day to day financial transactions, such as posting daily cash receipts, resolving discrepancies and ensuring all activity is posted to the respective accounts.
  • Assist in making bank deposits and credit card processing.
  • Provide accounting assistance to the AR and AP Manager and respond to internal requests or queries when necessary.
  • Work closely with team members and other colleagues on exciting ad hoc tasks and larger projects.
  • Support the AP Specialist by reviewing incoming invoices for general ledger coding and payment.
  • Help to maintain vendor records and track customer activity through our ERP.
  • Contribute to the month-end closing process by reconciling financial records and ensuring the accuracy of general ledger activity and account balances.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or similarly related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in an accounting role with strong AR/AP and reconciliation experience.
  • 2 years’ credit collection experience.
  • Strong computer skills and ERP AR system experience (Great Plains is advantageous).
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite, with an intermediate or advanced working knowledge of Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills as well as a keen eye for detail.

Why Join Us:

Why join us? We at Vista Higher Learning are proud to say that we’re not just another publisher. We’re the leading specialized language publisher for U.S. and Canadian higher education and secondary school markets whose first-hand knowledge of languages and diverse cultures sets us apart from other publishers. We’re passionate about developing educational materials that incorporate authenticity and culture. We bring a fresh new approach to teaching languages by integrating technology, design, content, and pedagogy to make learning easier, more practical, and more rewarding. With current programs in Spanish, French, Italian and German Vista Higher Learning is committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures.

Our Benefits:

Our benefits package includes life/health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, PTO and paid holidays.


Are You Interested in This Position?

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.