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Cash Applier/Accounting Clerk

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Jackson, MI, US, 49201

Company: Gerdau

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Primarily responsible for applying unapplied and unidentified cash receipts to the correct invoices, thus relieving accounts receivable from various customer’s accounts.  Responsibilities include the processing of customer receipts accurately and timely in accordance with company policy to maximize cash flow and ensure company accounts receivable targets are met.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching misapplied cash, managing retail sales daily reconciliations, refund processing, creating and processing journal entries for AR and non-AR payments. 



  • This position reports directly to the Accounts Receivable Supervisor.
  • Provide support and services for designated business units for accounts receivable functions.
  • Qualifications for this position include a broad exposure to accounts receivable practices and experience.  The requirements for the GSN Cash Applier include 2-4 years of accounts receivable experience.  Experience working with Excel, Power Point, and Word are required.  Strong foundation in accounting principles including knowledge of general ledger transactions is desired.
  • Required skills:
  • Accounting skills and data entry experience.
  • Experience in Accounts Receivable.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and internal/external customers.
  • Ability to create and maintain a productive work environment.
  • Preferred skills:
    • Working knowledge with ERP systems and PLEX is desired, but not required.
    • Basic Excel skills.
    • Customer service trained for issue resolution.
    • Experience in commodities/manufacturing industry preferred, but not required.





  1. Receive customer receipts from various sources including electronic transfers, lockbox, credit cards, and deposits.
  2. Access Gerdau systems including PLEX and PRMS, to post cash receipts to the customer accounts in a timely and accurate manner according to remittance detail provided or company guidelines.
  3. Meet KPI and SLA goals.
  4. Meet individual KPI goals and contribute to team SLA performance.
  5. Monitor shared accounts receivable e-mail box.
  6. Compile remittance detail as necessary through internal and external sources.
  7. Perform necessary research to identify and rectify application issues in a timely manner including documentation creation for technical support.
  8. Use appropriate discounts, cash tolerance, and write-off levels according to company guidelines. 
  9. Access bank web sites to aide in application and reconciliation of deposits.
  10. Proactive update and review of current day payment receipts within banking system.
  11. Process AR and Non-AR checks using RDS scanner.
  12. Prepare Journal entries for cash management transfers.
  13. Point of contact for internal and external auditor requests.
  14. Maintain communication with external customers and stakeholders.
  15. Assist the Credit Supervisor with tracking and reconciling items as appropriate.
  16. Maintain a consistent work schedule as agreed to with supervisor.
  17. Increased workload at month-end requiring overtime or weekend work as needed.
  18. Professional courtesy and respect to co-workers and external partners.
  19. Open collaborator with team members on issues, solutions, and knowledge sharing.





Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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