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Choice Hotels Collections Specialist 1 in Rockville, Maryland

About Choice Hotels

In the hospitality industry, people matter.

Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world. Choice currently franchises more than 7,000 hotels, representing nearly 570,000 rooms, in more than 40 countries and territories. Ranging from limited service to full-service hotels in the upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments, Choice-branded properties provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality, high-value lodging options throughout the United States and internationally. For more information on Choice Hotels, visit the company’s website: www.choicehotels.com.

At Choice Hotels, we welcome and respect your voice while fostering a culture that empowers you to learn, grow, and make an impact. We are at an exciting intersection of the hospitality and franchising sectors, fueled by the power of technology.

When you #MakeItYourChoice, you will have the environment, the tools, and momentum to drive your career and organizational success.

The Role

Assist in the collection of past due balances in a fast-paced Collections Department. Follow established policies and procedures that govern the credit and collection activities of the company. This person will report to the Sr Manager, Collections.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handle high-volume collection calls and/or correspondence in a fast-paced goal-oriented collections department

  • Provides customer service and escalates collection issues to Collections Analyst, process customer refunds, resolve client discrepancies (including penalties disputes), short payments and small write off

  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining assigned accounts

  • Assist with Dunning process

  • Maintain notes of collection activities in Peoplesoft

  • Maintain supporting documentation

  • Responsible for meeting/exceeding collections process metrics ensuring high level of on-time payments and professional customer interaction

  • Contribute to reduction in Aged Receivables and maintenance over DSO under 30 days

  • Assist with Default letter preparation

  • Assist Cash Applications Team on proper application of payments as requested or as seen during daily workflow

  • Coordinate with relevant groups - billing, sales, legal, accounting, etc. to resolve customer queries/disputes etc.

  • Coordinate with team members to resolve collections issues

  • Contribute to reduction in Aged Receivables and maintenance over DSO under 30 days

  • Perform all administrative duties related to ensuring department efficiency

  • Perform other related duties as assigned/requires

Qualifications

  • HS diploma or GED required, Associate's degree or certification and/or 1-3 years work experience preferred

  • Knowledge of Billing and Collections procedures a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail, goal oriented

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

  • Proficiency with standard office software packages

  • Must be able to uphold Choice’s Values & Performance Principles of collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, openness to new ideas, inclusion & diversity, integrity, customer focus, and respect

Ability to model Choice’s Cultural Values: Welcome and Respect Everyone, Be Bold, Be Quick, Listen, Be Curious and Show Integrity.

​CONNECT THE WORLD THROUGH THE POWER OF HOSPITALITY

We bring together the people, brand and technology that enable the success of others – welcoming every guest, every partner, everywhere their journey takes them.

Visit http://careers.choicehotels.com to learn more.

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