General Assembly is hiring a

Billing Specialist

New York, United States

The Billing Specialist will play a key role on the Accounting team, ensuring the timely and accurate performance and monitoring of the billing process. The ideal candidate is dedicated to providing timely and accurate billing and invoicing, as well as supporting our internal and external customers in the process.

Responsibilities

  • Invoice our customers.
  • Adjust billings in accordance with enrollment and loan partner agreements.
  • Research and resolve transaction or billing exceptions daily.
  • Monitor daily activity and perform quality control processes to ensure accurate processing of information.
  • Interact with students and internal stakeholders for general billing, accounts receivable, payment, and collection inquiries.
  • Generate financial reports detailing billing and accounts receivable status.
  • Assist with Month-End Close.
  • Ensure domestic and foreign tax compliance in the billing cycle, including sales, VAT, GST, and PAYG taxes.
  • Assist with the information-gathering related to the preparation of the federal income and state tax returns.
  • Ad-hoc projects as needed.

Skills

  • Service-minded perspective.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams independently.
  • Work under pressure with little supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift gears when necessary, while still meeting deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on providing timely and satisfactory responses.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Basic understanding of accounting rules.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years in A/R, billing, and collections experience
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Financial systems experience (e.g., Oracle, NetSuite, GreatPlains, etc.)
  • Start-up experience preferred

Core Competencies:

Technical Learning Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.

 Customer Focus Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity & Trust Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Perseverance Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Time Management Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Written Communication Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.