Accounts Receivable Representative II in Ottawa, Ontario

ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Discover Impactful Work:

As an Accounts Receivable Representative at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will play a crucial role in our Finance team, supporting our business and functional teams in making informed decisions that drive our mission and contribute to our position as a trusted industry leader. Our Finance functions, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Audit, Investor Relations, Strategy & Corporate Development, and Accounting, offer diverse and global opportunities for professional growth and development. With our ranking at #95 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list and revenues exceeding $40 billion, you will have endless possibilities to build an exciting and rewarding career as part of the world leader serving science.

A day in the Life:

  • Manage payment collection activities, ensuring timely and accurate processing of customer payments.

  • Reconcile accounts receivable records, identifying and resolving discrepancies as needed.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to resolve payment issues and address customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner.

  • Process cash receipts, apply payments to customer accounts, and maintain accurate records of transactions.

  • Prepare and distribute customer account statements and invoices, ensuring accuracy and adherence to established policies and procedures.

  • Monitor accounts receivable aging and follow up on overdue payments, implementing collection strategies as necessary.

  • Assist with month-end close activities, including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Support ad hoc projects and tasks within the Accounting Group as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field preferred.


  • 1+ years of previous experience in accounts receivable, credit and collections, or related financial roles.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and financial recordkeeping.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other relevant accounting software and systems.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with internal teams and external customers.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to resolving issues.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial processes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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