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Accounts Receivable Collections Contractor



Accounting & Finance
Newark, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Accounts Receivable Collections Contractor POST NUMBER: 416399

Newark, CA, US On-Site
July 7th, 2024
$ 30.00 - 40.00 hourly
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Vaco is working with a large food manufacturing company in Newark, CA that is seeking an AR Collections professional to support their team on a contract basis.

This role is fully on site, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. This is a 3-6 month temporary job with the potential to convert to a permanent role in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on department processes, SAP, collections, and deductions.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with customers and cross-functional teams, including executive decision-makers.
  • Motivate others and exemplify strong work ethics, integrity, teamwork, and a positive attitude.
  • Keep management informed of unusual or non-standard issues and escalate when necessary.
  • Conduct timely research and analysis to resolve deductions, disputed items, and payment discrepancies, leveraging subject matter expertise to assist team members.
  • Reconcile accounts promptly, analyze transactions, initiate credits and adjustments, and ensure accurate clearing of corresponding credits and debits.
  • Identify and resolve root causes of order-to-cash issues impacting invoicing, collections, and deduction resolution, driving cross-functional resolutions.
  • Review orders on credit hold and take appropriate action to ensure timely delivery.
  • Maintain accurate records of contacts, collection activities, and account reconciliations.
  • Perform financial risk analysis to update credit limits or make recommendations to management within designated authority.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience, with a focus on accounts receivable preferred.
  • Strong technical proficiency in SAP and Advanced Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and work independently to closure.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse individuals and subject matters in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Flexible schedule availability for month-end close activities.
  • Commitment to staying current with developments in technology.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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