The Facts

Location: Sebastopol, CA
Status: Full-time
Education: College
Travel: no
Telecommuting: no

Contact Information

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
1005 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Fax: 707-829-9610

No phone calls please.

Receivables Accountant

The Receivables Accountant is responsible for receipt application, cash 
management and debit/credit memo creation. The person in this position 
will be performing some manual invoice creation and accounts receivable 
collections. Also, the Receivables Accountant would be interacting with a 
wide variety of groups within the organization regarding the status of
 accounts and open invoices. In addition, this position will be 
responsible for performing revenue analysis and cash receipt
 reconciliations when necessary. This position is located at our
 Sebastopol, CA headquarters office and reports to the Assistant

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or
 reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical 
features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be 
subject to change at any time due to fluctuating business realities, 
reasonable accommodations, or other reasons.


  • Daily payment application
  • Daily entry of miscellaneous receipts
  • Daily tracking of bank deposit activity (incl. lockbox)
  • Reconciling and making cash deposits when necessary
  • Debit/Credit memo creation and application when needed
  • Manual invoice creation when needed
  • Track aging activity and perform collections when necessary
  • Reconcile and correct credit card transactions
  • Respond to credit card chargebacks
  • Work with Customer Service department on customer/order inquiries
  • Daily/Monthly reporting on cash and aging activities to management
  • Assist with monthly cash reconciliation
  • Coordinate month-end accounts receivable close
  • Provide documentation and answer receivables-related questions during year-end audit

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of revenue accounting and accounts receivable standard processes
  • Excellent organizational skills with detail orientation
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine when assistance is needed
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Intermediate skills in MS Word
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks at once to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to spot errors quickly and make an initial attempt to
resolve issues
  • Ability to organize and reconcile revenue data from multiple sources

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year college degree in Accounting or Finance, or a combination of relevant experience and education
  • 5+ years of revenue accounting/accounts receivable experience or equivalent
  • Accounting software experience required, (we use Oracle 11i Financial Application)

Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation)

  • Sit and use a computer keyboard for up to 3 hours at a time
  • Talk on a telephone frequently
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English

Work Environment

  • Business office; flexible schedules in many departments; community kitchen
  • Cubicles or small offices depending on job requirements and location; some jobs may be performed from home offices with management approval
  • Casual business attire

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