Job Description

Job Title: Billing Specialist
Job ID: 4960
Location: Santa Monica
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Title

Billing Specialist

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND is seeking a Billing Specialist for the RAND Billing Services, within the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services.  The position is responsible for the creation of invoices and/or financial statements, collection of outstanding funds from contracts and/or grants.  Clients include federal, state, local, and foreign governments, private foundations, universities, nonprofit and commercial organizations.  This position regularly interacts with RAND's Contract Administrators, Unit Administration, and Principal Investigators, in addition to the client contracts.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Reviewing contracts to determine the invoicing and reporting requirements

Creating, documenting, and disseminating invoices

Scanning invoices and collections documents into client based and internal automated document management systems

Researching and reconciling account discrepancies

Documenting and maintaining all levels of transaction and collection activity into Oracle Financials

Contacting clients who are behind on payments

Resolving billing and reporting issues

Establishing point-of-contact relationships with client payment and reporting offices

Qualifications

Experience with government billing and/or financial reporting is a strong plus

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

Demonstrated experience with large financial systems, preferably Oracle 12i Financials and Oasis are a strong plus

Ability to work independently

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet billing and reporting deadlines. 

Education Requirements

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma

Preferred Education

AS/AA degree

Experience

Minimum Experience Required

3 years

 

Location

Santa Monica

Positions Open

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