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Job Title:  Accounts Receivable Specialist


Mount Prospect, IL, US, 60056

Business Unit:  Atlas
Posting Date:  Jul 26, 2022
Job Description: 

Headquartered in Mount Prospect, IL, Atlas employs over 250 colleagues around the world and operates major facilities in the US and Germany. Acquired by AMETEK in 2010, Atlas Material Testing is a business unit within AMETEK’s Measurement, Communication and Testing Division, which provides the design, integration and installation of critical communication systems, workflow, life-safety solutions and calibration instruments for temperature, pressure and process control.




Your Impact:

Perform accounting, clerical duties and routine work in following varied standardized accounting procedures and practices.  Responsible for all daily and monthly functions related to Accounts Receivable including managing all collections activities and cash applications, reporting, and tracking of progress against key deliverables and goals. 



  • Handle phone inquiries and prepare written correspondence on past due or problem accounts. Initiate phone contact with customer for Collection of account, mails or e-mails the monthly statements.  Manage the overall collections effort for A/R working closely with Atlas customer facing team members when necessary.
  • Creates tools to analyze and report progress on reducing past due receivables on a weekly/monthly basis while working closely with Atlas customer facing contacts to increase cash collected.
  • Responsible for monthly journal entry posting related to various topics.
  • Responsible for receiving and recording cash, credit memos, commissions and sales adjustments into the Atlas ERP system for processing and record keeping and ensuring the accuracy of the Atlas General Ledger.
  • Minimize credit risk by performing credit checks and approvals including sales orders with potential credit problems. Processes the authorization and settlement for all customer invoices paid through credit cards. Responsible for establishing and maintaining credit lines for any new or existing Atlas customers utilizing credit and bank reference tools.
  • Prepare special and regular reports which involve computing, posting, or verifying various items or details from original sources.
  • Position also provides back-up relief to the department, primarily in A/P and general accounting, and assists in the opening/sorting of company mail on a daily basis as well as other clerical duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors degree. 
  • Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in a position that involved working with collections and or in the accounting department.
  • Collections of outstanding accounts receivable and AR issue resolution, and handling of customer account requests; demonstrated understanding of key collections metrics.
  • Preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Act as a backup for daily cash reporting
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Quarterly sox documentation, testing and compilation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel and other computer-based analytical tools to mine, organize, sort, and interpret data. 

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago