The Great Lakes Group


Accounting Specialist

General Description

The Accounting Specialist issues payments and billings for the company; ensures that the organization receives payments for services provided to our customers; payments to our vendors are accurately and timely dispersed; and properly records the transactions according to established policies and procedures.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

Accounts Payable:

  • Enter a high volume of PO related invoices accurately within 5 days of receipt
  • Process discount invoices within terms to capture maximum discounts available
  • Obtain necessary approvals for all non-PO related invoices
  • Assign GL codes to non-PO invoices
  • Research past due amounts on current invoices to ensure they have been paid
  • Identify and resolve invoice discrepancies and enter within two weeks of invoice date
  • Reconcile vendor statements
  • Request invoice copies and credit memos from vendors
  • Process credit memos for PO and non-PO related invoice discrepancies
  • Scan daily batches into imaging software
  • Assist with audit requests
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers within 24 hours

Accounts Receivable:

  • Keeps track and processes accounts and incoming payments
  • Performs day-to-day financial transactions including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts receivable data
  • Prepares bills, invoices and bank deposits
  • Reconciles the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Verifies discrepancies by and resolves clients’ billing issues
  • Facilitates swift payment of invoices due to the organization by sending bill reminders and contacting clients with outstanding accounts
  • Generates financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status

Other Duties:

  • Process payroll and timeclock entries and job & cost code administration
  • Receptionist duties to include greeting visitors, answering main switchboard, distributing mail and providing administrative assistance as needed
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • College level course work in Accounting, Finance or other business field; Associate Degree preferred.
  • Proven working experience in accounts payable and receivables;
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles and collection practices;
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records;
  • Proficient data entry and math skills;
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software. Experience in Microsoft Navision preferred;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • High degree of professionalism


We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time and company paid holidays.

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Attn: Human Resources
The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102


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The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.