National Grid Back Office Customer Service Representative in Syracuse, New York
In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.
About the Position
Under general supervision, perform administrative and back-office duties. Perform a full range of assignments consisting of related steps, processes or methods. Exercise initiative in completing recurring work while using judgment and procedures. Perform work including, but not limited to, the following:
Open, deliver, route, scan, log and process incoming correspondence (faxes, mail, emails, return mail/email)
Process and track Automated Clearing House (ACH) notification, return items, online lockbox decision tools, return checks, field collector payments, return and fee reports
Basic account updates, field orders and outbound calls based on account parameters
Perform out outbound Commercial & Industrial collections calls on accounts with balances <$5,000 (excluding high risk or managed accounts) and outside collection agency work
Research, reconcile and resolve customer, agency, internal clients/billing owners/partners, banks inquires including account research, billing and adjustments
Investigate and process billing, service order, collections, payment and audit/control related systems exceptions for timely and accurate revenue recognition
Process financial account transactions to ensure accurate account billing, balances, revenue and General Ledger (G/L) accuracy (, disputes, sales tax, debit/credit adjustments, deposit maintenance, suspends, vouchers, G/L activities, final bill disputes, customer directed payments, collection agency manual payments, bank issued, HEAP and cross system payments)
Perform and coordinate revenue loss mitigation activities such as pole cuts, field collections, gas safety compliance, consumption on inactive accounts, stopped meter, theft and other loss activities
Communicate with external customers, business partners, vendors and other employees
Excellent communication skills with external customers, vendors and other employees
Advanced use of computer software (Email, MS Office Suite) and office technologies
Solid math skills
Ability to investigate, review and reconcile financial transactions.
Ability to create and update excel or system files/reports
High School Diploma or equivalent required (Associate’s Degree preferred).
1-3 years of Customer Service or Financial Business Experience in an office setting is preferred.
Demonstrated experience of common business applications such as Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook).
Must possess excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
Satisfactory completion of validated skills testing, as determined by the Company.
Step increase up to 3 years in 12 month increments (Steps 1-4)
Pay Rate: $15.16/Hour
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.