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Now Hiring - Accounts Receivable Technician



The Accounts Receivable Technician performs accounts receivable duties, posting daily payments, managing contracts and creating invoices as needed. Additionally, the Accounts Receivable Technician will do the following:

  • Maintain customer accounts in the accounting system and files.

  • Correspond with customers and respond to inquiries.

  • Prepare and maintain filing of accounts receivable documentation.

  • Posts customer payments by recording daily deposits.

  • Send invoices and/or billing statements out per schedule.

  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies.

  • Research A/R balances and send out past due notices accordingly.

  • Serve as first point of contact for new contracts. Track approval process of contracts until complete.

  • Reconcile all contracts on a monthly basis to prevent under/over-charging.

  • Provide monthly revenue statements to finance director and all department heads.

  • Serve as back up to other finance department positions.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.



  • Associates or higher-level degree in Accounting or related/equivalent job experience required.

  • Three to five years of accounts receivable processing experience required.



The hiring range for this position is $34,568-$37,000 depending on qualifications and experience. New hires are eligible for up to a 5% increase with the successful completion of probationary period.

  • WPCOG is a member of the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System. This entitles vested employees with at least five years of employment to a defined benefit at the time of retirement. Members contribute 6% of gross compensation each month. This is a before-tax deduction. Western Piedmont Council of Governments contributes an actuarially determined percentage of the gross payroll of members each month.

  • The Western Piedmont Council of Governments will contribute 4.2% of each employee’s salary and match 4%, for a possible total of 8.2%, to either the NC 401k or the NC 457.

  • WPCOG pays 100% of an employee's health and vision coverage. The current plan is a high deductible health plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). Contributions to the HSA are made pre-tax through payroll deduction.

  • WPCOG pays 100% of the following premiums:

    • Life Insurance - $100,000 o Accidental Death & Dismemberment

    • Dental Insurance - Employee and Family

    • Short-Term Disability (Weekly Indemnity)

    • Long-Term Disability

  • WPCOG provides for the following payroll deduction and retirement options:

    • NC 457 Plan

    • NC 401(k) Plan Western Piedmont Council of Governments P.O. Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603 o Local Government & State Employees' Credit Union payroll deductions o Voluntary additional life insurance

  • WPCOG provides for the following paid leave options:

    • 11 Paid Holidays Per Year o Annual Leave earned on a sliding scale based on years of service

    • 12 Sick Leave Days Per Year

    • Longevity Pay




This position is open until filled. Submit by July 17, 2020 for first consideration.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and WPCOG application to Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources, Ashley Bolick, at WPCOG, P.O. Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603. Emailing application materials is acceptable, Questions should be directed to Ashley at (828) 485-4221. Final candidates will be subject to an interview process. The WPCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.