Current Opportunities


A/R Collector

4/7/21 | Chicago, IL

Wilson Elser is currently seeking a A/R Collector. The position is based in White Plains, but we will consider additional locations for the right candidates.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 40 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

The Position

  • Bachelor's degree required OR High School Diploma or GED Equivalent AND four (4) years office work experience minimum of two (2) years experience in collections/accounting
  • Knowledge of:
    •  General Accounting
    •  Microsoft Excel required
    • Calculator usage and accuracy
    • PC-Based Word Processing
    • Grammatically correct English
    • AS400 – preferred but not required
    • ARCS 2G – preferred but not required
  • Strong Verbal Communications skills with clients, attorneys and other firm employees
  • Strong Written Communications including the ability to read cursive
  • Keypunching
  • Organization
  • Business Telephone Etiquette
  • Must be able to work as a team member and independently as required
  • Effective Time Management skills
  • Must communicate on a daily basis with department management and report problems and successes
  • Must be proactive to prevent problems from occurring whenever practical.
  • Analysis of Aged Account Receivable Information to identify balances that meet criteria for collection activity
  • Preparation of follow-up letters and e-mails for all accounts receivable balances that fall within the prescribed criteria for collections
  • Telephone calls to client contact to discuss resolution of accounts receivable balances that fall within the prescribed criteria
  • Tracking website status of invoices that are submitted electronically.
  • Confirming that payments have been received from electronically submitted invoices including successfully appealed items.
  • Record all collection activities within the assigned database.
  • Communicate all collection activities with the assigned Partner
  • Analysis of partial payments received from Clients and participate in the appeal process.
  • To produce written documents (e.g. letter, facsimiles, memos, etc) that clearly convey simple and complex issues surrounding outstanding balances.
  • Review and reconcile payment histories by analyzing historical information
  • Ability to calculate percentages of invoice amounts utilizing formulas
  • To conduct oneself in a professionally confident, courteous manner while communicating with the Regional Offices, Associates, Partners, Senior Management, and Client Contacts.
  • To verbally communicate simple and complex issues and inquiries pertaining to collections in a clear and concise manner.
  • To get along with colleagues in a shared and virtual office environment.
  • To keep Superiors well-informed on all progress and significant developments in the performance of primary responsibilities.
  • To independently produce quality work products.
  • To meet daily and monthly deadlines.
  • To follow prescribed procedures in the performance of primary responsibilities.
  • To maintain neat, accurate, and current records.
  • To lift paper file boxes weighing no more than 30lbs.
  • Stand on a ladder (no more than three (3) steps) to reach files.
Why Should You Apply?
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Corporate Discount Plans
Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses our commitment to both our clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.


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