Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist

Jeff Delcher

Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, seeks an experienced Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist to help manage the Firm’s accounts receivable and work-in-process.  This position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with the review and management of aged accounts, communicating with partners and clients regarding the status of those accounts, and routinely reporting updates and special concerns to the Director.  Other duties will include operating as a backup to the cash receipt and billing functions, assisting with various reporting needs, and generally working with the accounting team on special projects as needed.  The person who fills this new position will be an integral member of the Firm's Accounting team.  While advertised as a full-time position, we will consider a part-time arrangement with the right candidate.  Flexible with remote telework.  This position is located in the Washington, DC office and will only consider candidates in the DMV area.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a system for identifying aged accounts, communicating with firm partners and sometimes clients about those accounts, and documenting/reporting the status on a rolling basis.
  • Prepare collection letters and other correspondence as directed by the responsible partner.
  • Respond to questions and requests from staff and attorneys as well as clients.
  • Assist in the review and research of incoming payments that lack application instructions.
  • Occasionally trouble-shoot problems with previous applications of payments to ensure accounts are accurate.
  • Enter daily cash receipts in the firm's accounting system (PerfectLaw) as a backup to the primary person.
  • Gain advanced knowledge of the reporting capabilities of accounting system in order to further advance and improve the firm’s management of A/R and WIP.
  • Assist with various projects as needs arise.


  • Some college preferred, but not required, and 2-3 years relevant experience (particularly law firm or other professional services setting.).
  • Patent law firm accounting experience a plus.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate courteously, professionally and effectively with firm attorneys and clients.
  • An understanding of the nuances of communicating (in English) with foreign clients.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [login to unmask email]