The Clearing is a management consultancy that brings a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including corporate strategy, communications, change management, finance, policy, design, engineering, and corporate leadership. Our particular expertise is focused on helping leaders develop and gain internal and external support for their innovation, cause, or value initiative and assessing the value of this new initiative. Distinctive from other management consultancies, we focus first on addressing the social complexity inherent in innovation in large corporations and institutions. Using a mix of creative change management, financial analysis, and strategic communication techniques, we help leaders and their teams achieve clarity on what is at stake, understand and manage the external and internal resistance to their value initiative, and define the critical path to achieve operational results and return on investment. The Clearing supports public and private clients, both domestically and internationally.
The Clearing is seeking a Senior Billing/Accounts Receivable Manager to manage all aspects of the accounts receivable function. S/he is responsible for selecting the appropriate billing setup, analyzing billings against payments received, which may include large complex cases, and collaborating with project leaders, finance and contracting to generate accurate and timely invoices. This position serves as the liaison between finance, contracts, project teams, and management in matters relating to accounts receivable. The ideal candidate will have a passion for financial details, demonstrated success in complicated billings, the ability to work effectively across all areas of the firm, and is action oriented.
This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Finance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Resolve outstanding balances through review and analysis of documented findings
Bill contract information and systems data, to ensure accurate and current accounts
Prepare and issue monthly invoices for customers
Manage billing cycles and all related aspects to project billings
Lead the accumulation, assignment, analysis, and reporting of project billings, cost data and Days Sale Outstanding (DSO) documentation associated with consulting services
Manage the preparation, accuracy, and delivery of customer invoicing, collaborating closely with project leaders and those who support the team to ensure single view of accounts receivable requirements and status
Assist with the initiation and ongoing management of project bill setup in Costpoint
Analyze and ensure the accuracy of project time details in the Unanet Time & Expense System (Unanet) in service of accurate invoicing.
Directly support the accounting team with billing by preparing monthly Billing and Accounts Receivable Schedules
Assist the accounting team with the preparation of annual and monthly reporting requirements
Perform collections as necessary to minimize receivable risks
Assist in accounts payables and subcontract allocations as it pertains to projects
Respond to customer (internal and external) emails and phone calls on a timely basis.
Provide timely, reliable financial analysis and reporting
Support ad-hoc reporting and requests when needed
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field, preferred
10+ years of Billing and Accounts Receivable management experience, specifically with a professional services firm in a government contracting environment
Costpoint 7.11 experience and proficiency required
High proficiency in Excel and the ability to effectively simplify complex data to a variety of stakeholders
Superior attention to detail
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Solid understanding of general accounting concepts related to AR
Strong analytical skills related to billing/AR and an innate ability to solve problems
Proven ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of an organization
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and remain flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment
Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism, and a customer service orientation
The Clearing is an Equal Opportunity M/F/Disabled/Vet Employer