Accounts Receivable/Accounting Associate

Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Accounts Receivable/Collections
Education: High school graduate
Experience: 3 years related experience in a fast-paced, industrial environment
Industry: Material Handling
Required Travel: None

Pengate Handling Systems, Inc. is a leader in the Material Handling markets it serves throughout the Northeast. We're a strong and growing company with a history of stable performance and focus on our customers. If you're looking for a challenging career where you can advance and make a difference, Pengate is the place for you. We invest in our associates through career development, continued training, job stability, competitive compensation and great benefits--within a culture unlike any other.

Job Summary:  We're currently looking for a strong candidate to add to our Accounting team in our York, PA office location. The successful candidate must have at least 3 years of collections experience, with an emphasis on complex and demanding customer bases. Some general accounting experience is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect all past-due trade accounts, including problem resolution

  • Monitor balances and credit limits

  • Manage special invoice-handling requests from customers

  • Work with department managers to solve invoicing disputes

  • Maintain customer notes

  • Process new customer credit applications

  • Setup new customers in AR system

  • Assist with credit card payment preparation

  • Prepare bi-monthly collections reports

  • Assist with entering invoices into customer web portals

  • Review lockbox payments to ensure they have correct remit to address

  • Monitor accounts for credit hold and/or third-party collections

  • Assist with switchboard/front desk duties as needed



  • Able to demonstrate a high level of discretion, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Possess excellent communications skills (written, verbal, aural)
  • Possess strong problem-solving, organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to work in an environment with interruptions
  • Proficient at multi-tasking
  • Perform duties with accuracyand high attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills, particularly in Excel
  • Able to interact with all executives, managers and company employees
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment


Qualified candidates should email their resume (containing employment history, educational background and salary history) to: