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Customer Account Specialist
Herc Rentals
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Post Date: Jun 27, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Florida - Bonita Springs
Job Reference: 136187
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Description
Herc Rentals is a premier full-line equipment-rental company — providing our customers the equipment solutions they need to get their work done safely, confidently and cost effectively, while enabling them to conserve capital for their growth investments.

With over 50 years of equipment-rental expertise, approximately 4,500 employees, more than 280 branches and franchise locations around the world, Herc Rentals is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation; industrial & manufacturing; oil & gas; government & municipalities; construction, mining, & energy; remediation & restoration; emergency response; facilities; MRO; entertainment; and ground care.

We aspire to be the supplier, employer and investment of choice in our industry, with core values that promote a culture built on integrity, respect, teamwork, and accountability.

Job Summary

Herc Customer Account Specialist is responsible for controlling a portfolio of accounts from time of billing until the receivable is cleared by means of daily customer contacts as well as performing various customer service functions for our customer base. This position reports to the Collection Supervisor, Finance Shared Services. Interactions with customer accounts will be a combination phone calls, emails and fax to obtain firm payments and payment plans on delinquent accounts while maintaining a good relationship with the customer and Internal business partners. In addition to cash collection, this position requires excellent customer service skills to help promote long-term business relationships with our customers, our Herc Sales Team and Regional Branch Managers in addressing sensitive issues. Effective Communication skills and the ability to discern accounts with cash flow issues are critical in obtaining account resolutions and to minimize revenue exposure. Collection procedures have been developed to provide a systematic way of dealing with delinquent accounts while also retaining our customer’s loyalty and driving successful business results.

Responsibilities

    Proactively initiate B2B customer contacts, provide invoice copies, update POs, account documentation and other activities required to ensure payment on past due invoices.
    Process billing adjustments and customer discrepancies with a sense of urgency.
    Utilize appropriate judgment in releasing/holding orders, processing adjustment disputes, resolving unapplied payments and possible account suspension due to non-payment.
    Take proactive measures to escalate uncollectible accounts and bring material changes to department heads regarding financial position of customers.
    Maintain relationships with Internal and External customers to drive efficiencies in processes.
    Assist in projects, process improvements, and other collection related tasks as identified by management.

Skills
Education

Bachelor’s Degree (business related degree preferred), but not required with minimum of 3-5 years Accounts Receivable experience with a focus in Collections.

Professional Experience

    One-year Credit and B2B Collection experience.
    Previous customer service and professional telephone etiquette.

Skills/Competencies

    Strong sense of Urgency and Customer Focus
    Proficient Microsoft Excel and Word
    Professional Verbal and Written Communication
    ‘Interpersonal/People Skills’, in working with Colleagues and Customers
    Organizational and Time Management Skills
    Ability to work with minimal supervision and think logically & constructively
    Creative Problem Solver

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a growth-oriented company, Herc Rentals is the right place for you! As an industry leader, we offer the opportunity for training, development, and advancement. In addition, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous vacation program. Apply today to be part of a team built for success!

Notes
Herc Rentals is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

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