Associate Account Service Representative
IAT Insurance Group has an immediate opening for an Associate Account Service Representative in our Kansas City, MO location. This role is part of a department that is responsible for the identification, pursuit, and collection of company-wide receivables involving $531 Million annually.
Associate Account Service Representatives gain knowledge of cash management, billing, collections, reconciliation, commissions, and account payables functions as they interact daily with agents, brokers, vendors, law firms, internal departments, and outside banking personnel.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of or experience in the functions noted above and a high aptitude to deliver customer service over the phone and through scheduled follow-up conversations.
- Responsible to identify, research and resolve outstanding individual direct bills, agency account balances, and account discrepancies with insured's, agents, outside collection agencies, and law firms.
- Generate and distribute invoices
- Responsible for handling initial letters and calls
- Responsible for handling internal mail
- Verifies daily lockbox payment applications and works with outside banking contacts to make corrections as necessary.
- Processes non-sufficient funds and stop payments for returned checks. Notifies agents, the insured, and underwriters of returned checks.
- Prepares daily general ledger entries and non-cash code sheets to reverse payments from insured policies.
- Performs other ad-hoc duties as assigned.
- High school graduate with zero or more years of relevant experience or equivalent.
- Equivalent is a GED or similar diploma with zero or more years of relevant experience.
- Prefer an Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related degree.
- Must understand or have experience with Customer Service, Account Receivable, Account Payable, Billing & Invoicing.
- Must be able to work and feel comfortable on the phone, including outbound calls.
- Accounting experience in the insurance industry is preferred.
- Must be comfortable with change.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Must be able to work within a team environment.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.
- Accounting experience is preferred.
- Experience with Microsoft Excel and Outlook is preferred.
To qualify, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require VISA sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment purposes.
IAT is the largest private, family- owned property and casualty insurer in the U.S. Insurance Answers Together is how we define IAT, in letter and in spirit. We work together to provide solutions for people and businesses. We collaborate internally and with our partners to provide the best possible insurance and surety options for our customers. It's about far more than being a workplace. We're a work family.
At IAT, our fundamental belief is to a create a culture where all employees are heard and have a sense of belonging. Inclusion and Diversity are not just initiatives, it's how we live. We're committed to driving and building an open and supportive culture. By embracing the uniqueness of our employees, investing in their development, listening to, and engaging their ideas, we are stronger as an organization.
Our employees propel IAT forward – driving innovation, stable partnerships and growth. That's why we continue to build an engaging workplace culture to attract and retain the best talent. We offer comprehensive benefits like:
- 26 PTO Days (Entry Level) + 12 Company Holidays = 38 Paid Days Off
- Healthcare and Wellness Programs
- Opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses
- 7% 401(k) Company Match and additional Discretionary Retirement Contribution
- College Loan Assistance Support Plan
- Educational Assistance Program
- Mentorship Program
- Dress for Your Day Policy
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and participate in E-Verify.
Come join the IAT family!
COVID 19 Statement:
IAT actively tracks COVID vaccination rates, possible symptoms, and cases across the organization so we can make informed decisions about workplace safety. As a result, while IAT does not require employees to be vaccinated, employees are required to log their vaccination records and attest daily to being symptom free before entering IAT offices