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SHRM Assistant, Accounts Receivable in Alexandria, Virginia


The SHRM Accounting Department provides timely and effective support to all departments related to any issues with financial impact for the organization.

Provide staff support in the Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts area of accounting for the Society and its affiliates. Specifically, in the areas of the Foundation cash receipts; SHRM OTC check deposits, HRPS cash receipts, SHRM Cobalt Certification System receipts and reconciliation, AP check clearing for SHRM and affiliates and other tasks as assigned.


Your Day:

  • Prepare all lockbox cash receipts batches, create batch controls in A/R subsidiary ledgers and maintain all documents and journals relating to Foundation, HRPS, SHRM OTC check deposits, SHRM Cobalt Certification receipts and receipts corrections.

  • Receive and process over the counter deposits for SHRM and affiliates.

  • Download, clear and reconcile all AP cashed checks for all companies.

  • Verify and reconcile all cash receipts in AR subsidiary ledgers against bank statements and prepare a variance analysis on a monthly basis for Foundation, HRPS and Certification system.

  • Analyze monthly bank statement deposits for and prepare journal entries for posting to Lawson for Foundation, HRPS and Cobalt Certification systems when applicable.

  • Investigate, analyze and rectify questions and errors on revenue recognition and reporting for SHRM Foundation, HRPS and Cobalt Certification system.

  • Participate in testing and trouble-shooting of the Cobalt Certification system.

  • Maintain filing for all the accounts receivable and cash receipts for SHRM and its affiliates.

  • Coordinates with other departments and outside sources as needed in resolving cash receipts related disputes and inquiries.

  • Handle all return check correspondence, adjustments to accounting records, and modification toappropriate departments.


Must Haves:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • One to three years of experience in accounts receivable and cash receipts

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and organizational skills

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines, operational goals and objectives set forth by the department and the SHRM companies

  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, effectively and on schedule

Let us know if you also have:

  • Some business college classes

  • Experience with Personify/Lawson

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Accounting Operations