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Brouse McDowell is a full-service business law firm based in northern Ohio. From offices in Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, Naples, and Youngstown our 80+ attorneys serve clients across the region and far beyond. We’re a mid-size firm with the talent, diverse experience and national reach of a large firm and the unwavering service ethic and personal touch of a small firm. For more information on Brouse McDowell, visit the 'Our Firm' page.

Brouse McDowell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Brouse is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Brouse are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Accounts Receivable/Collections Coordinator

The Accounts Receivable/Collections Coordinator reports to the firm’s Director of Accounting, and acts under his/her direction. The Accounts Receivable/ Collections Coordinator is primarily responsible for maintaining the accounts receivable and collection efforts of the firm. This employee is required to have regular attendance and is considered a nonexempt employee under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and as such is entitled to payment for overtime worked.

Location: Akron, Ohio

Specific Responsibilities:

 Accounts Receivable

  • Process all forms of daily cash receipts according to the firm’s policy.
  • Maintain weekly reports used to determine advisability of issuing checks and the opening of matters in accordance with the firm’s policy.
  • Research payment discrepancies and propose appropriate action for underpayments, refunds, write offs, and adjustments.
  • Research and resolve overpayments.
  • Respond to staff regarding status of client accounts.
  • Respond to client inquiries including requests for payment ledgers, ACH forms, wire instructions, and credit references.
  • Audit and post all forms of client invoices.

Collections

  • Daily communication with clients and legal personnel (via phone, email, mail) to determine reason for past due invoices. This includes utilization of firm collection software to send statements and collection letters, setup reminders, and collection notes to bring past due accounts current. Document status of collection efforts.
  • Monthly collections meeting to review delinquent accounts, including reports and analyses to keep firm management apprised of results and collection performance.
  • Serve as backup for others in the Accounting Department which requires a general overview of each person's job responsibilities.

Job requirements:

  • 2 + years of Accounting and collection experience, preferably in a professional service organization. High school diploma required.
  • Experience with collection software; must be able to become proficient with other firm software programs, including capitalizing on capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
  • MS Word and Excel skills – Intermediate level required.
  • Ability to prioritize work and adapt to shifting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.

Brouse McDowell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Brouse is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Brouse are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


Compensation and Benefits:


Brouse McDowell offers a range of attractive benefits:

  • Employer Match to 401 (k) Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan Contribution
  • Paid Indoor Parking
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other Insurance (i.e. long term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment)
  • Other amenities, including comprehensive training in the latest technology and accelerated opportunities to take on more challenging assignments

Please send your resume and salary requirements to hr@brouse.com