Accounts Receivable Clerk - Whitby, ON

Posted on : 2022-10-05
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Makita is a leading international brand that produces cordless and electrical power tools. Our focus is Customer First – a simple concept and we get it. We design and develop our tools with the user in mind, answering a simple question: How do we make the job easier and more efficient for the customer?

How Makita supports our team members:

  • Competitive salary and incentive program.
  • Company paid benefits (medical/dental/vision/employee assistance plan).
  • RSP Plan.
  • Work life balance with paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave & personal days.
  • Opportunities for career growth and an Education Reimbursement Program.

What will you do?   

The Accounts Receivable Clerk supports the Finance & Accounting Department by processing and recording payment transactions, order releases, telephone collections, and reconciliation of customer deductions.  Other duties include applicable follow up, preparing reports, fact checking of credit information, filing, and communication (phone and email) with customers and staff.

What will you work on?

  • Preparation of daily deposits and application of payments to customer accounts.
  • Review and release orders on “credit hold”
  • Contact (phone and email) customers to collect balances.
  • Investigate and resolve any short payments, deductions, irregularities, or enquiries. 
  • Reconcile customer accounts.
  • Provide customers with requested information (ex. statements, invoice copies, assistance with inquiries related to account).
  • Review completed credit applications, research trade and bank references and credit reports.
  • Work with other departments to ensure records are accurate and complete and/or resolving issues if needed. 
  • Assist with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end reports.
  • Complete department filing.

To be successful you will have:

  • Degree/Diploma in Business Administration or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • French an assset.
  • Familiar with information contained on credit reports (Dun and Bradstreet/Equifax)

What you bring to the team:

  • Customer Service: ability to deal with customers in a professional manner to collect balances and assist when needed. 
  • Interpersonal skills: ability to build professional relationship with internal staff and external customers.
  • Communication: express information (oral and written) with consistency and clarity.  Use active listening techniques to effectively understand and provide feedback.  Fluent in English, bilingual (French) would be an asset.
  • Superior computer skills: MS-Office, AS400, data entry.
  • Analytical: identify a problem or issue, gather information, develop a solution.
  • Critical thinking: analyze and evaluate facts to form a judgement.  Ability to be alerted to any potential warning signs that could impact the collection of a debt.
  • Mathematical: high working knowledge and ability to accurately perform mathematical tasks.
  • Negotiation skills: Professional demeanor with the ability to influence and collect balances owing.
  • Organization: keep deadlines, prioritize tasks, multi-tasking, and planning.
  • Experience dealing with national retail customers would be an asset.

About Us:

We have been in Canada for almost 50 years employing hundreds of people. The Head Office is in Whitby, Ontario; we operate 2 warehouse/ distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and we have 13 factory service centres strategically located across the country. We are proud of our achievements, excited for the future and energized for our continued growth.

Interested in joining our team? 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to, with the subject line AR.

We thank all those who apply for employment opportunities with Makita, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Makita Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workplace. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and Accessibility Legislation. Accommodations will be provided to individuals, upon request. If selected to participate in the recruitment process and you require accommodations, please advise Human Resources (