Customer Relations Account Specialist



As the Customer Relations Associate, this role is responsible for delivering excellence in service and contributing to the mission of protecting businesses, people and time. This role will focus on accurate and timely invoicing to our customers. This position is also responsible for ensuring all payments are received within the defined terms. The Customer Relations Associate is responsible for collaboration across all levels to achieve departmental and organizational goals.


  • Enter high volumes of data into the various systems timely and accurately for billing purposes
  • Make adjustments and handle billing discrepancies and rejections timely and accurately
  •  Validate, verify and compare contract agreements as needed
  • Provide excellent customer service and provide customers with a positive experience
  • Support the team in securing timely payments from customers
  • Act as a resource for other functions within AWP
  • Answer phones and respond to inquiries using a professional and courteous demeanor
  • Provide general office support and peer training as requested
  • Comply with all AWP policies, procedures and safety requirements
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 3-5 years of AR/Billing experience preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and terminology; strong math skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Intense focus on accuracy and attention to detail; organized
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outgoing & assertive personality – not afraid to approach individuals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Excel, Word)
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains and Salesforce software preferred


  • The employee must be able to successfully handle the physical demands of this position, which include the following:
  • Hours of operation are M-F, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • 40-hour work week Primarily sedentary or working at a desk
  • Occasionally lift and move 10 -25 pounds
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  •  Proficient literacy
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, or reach with hands and arms


  • Relaxed business casual dress for in-office days (jeans are acceptable every day!)
  • A high-achieving, gregarious, and well-respected team
  • Benefits-eligible 1st of the month following hire
  • All traditional benefits are offered, including 3 medical plan options and 2 dental plan options, as well as additional benefits such as Legal and Identity Shield, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • The company paid 50k in basic life insurance
  • Company paid LTD
  • Health Savings and Flex Spending Accounts Available
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • AWP named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity

Area Wide Protective (AWP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.