Accounting - AR/AP Specialist

3 weeks agoLos Angeles, CA

Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA Req #18340

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Accounting - AR Specialist

Job Summary:

• Prepares and sends out monthly invoices using email and mail merge

• Codes incoming payments

• Tracks invoices and prepayments

• Reconciles customer accounts and allocates payments

• Processes daily campaign reports

• Monitors and processes incoming credit applications and credit line changes

• Prepares weekly reports and collection follow-up

• Customer service

• Communicates internally and externally

• Other adhoc requests as necessary

Title: Accounts Receivable Analyst

Job Summary:

Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts receivable transactions.


• Customer Service

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Organizing and prioritizing

• Communication Skills

• General Accounting

Job Skills & Responsibilities:

• Strong accounting skills demonstrated through the maintenance of master prepaid ledgers

• Collaborate with Sales team to confirm campaign budgets

• Prepare and send out roughly 300+ invoices per month, submitted via upload to vendor portals and email with mail merge.

• Code incoming payments daily to ensure payments are posted to correct accounts.

• Run daily pending alert report and submit Salesforce cases to request payment be applied towards the pending campaigns.

• Manage communications regarding invoice inquiries.

• Process incoming credit applications by pull D&B reports, bank and trade references. Review and route credit line changes/inquiries

• Assist with onboarding of new clients and refunds for churned clients for the National team.

• Prepares and distributes weekly PIT (Payment in Transit) report, manages pause/stop process for unresolved PITs, initiates collection follow up on unpaid PITs.

• Ad hoc reports and projects as needed.


• Experience in a fast paced, deadline driven Accounts Receivable department.

• Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

• Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and complete duties in a timely manner.

• Strong communication skills (oral and written).

• Ability to create and cultivate positive working relationships with internal departments and clients.

• High motivation, positive, can-do attitude, requiring little or minimal supervision.

• Ability to work well as part of a team while taking initiative to complete individual responsibilities.

• Excellent quantitative skills and technical aptitude

• Thorough understanding of GAAP and SOX compliances

• Advanced proficiency in Excel

• Experience with large ERP software packages

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.