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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B0006 / Accounts Receivable Clerk
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs complex data entry and related operations in posting accounts receivable payments. Maintains appropriate ledgers. Resolves credit balances and account problems; posts claim denials, refunds, adjustments, and other account actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receives and receipts cash items and third party payments; posts and reconciles payments to ledgers.
  2. Reviews credit balances, refunds, adjustments, and claim denials; reconciles, corrects, and applies adjustments to billing records.
  3. Balances daily batches and reports; prepares income reports and statistics; distributes reports.
  4. Performs a variety of general clerical duties, including telephone reception, mail distribution, and other routine functions.
  5. Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.
  6. May assist in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries, litigation, and court appearances.
  7. As appropriate to the position, assists in identifying and investigating problem delinquencies; such as referral for collection, legal action, or write off.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to calculate numbers, correct entries, and post to records.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to secure and handle cash.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017