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PRA Healthsciences is looking for the numbers minded person who knows the difference between a pass through and a milestone, loves being busy, multitasking and working on multiple projects.  This person must be able to effectively communicate with our sponsors via email or phone.   The accounting specialist will lend their accounts receivable and collections experience to our team in Charlottesville.  A strong working knowledge of Excel is an absolute must.  


Under general direction, responsible for the complex activities associated with billing and collections, and for ensuring compliance with company’s system of internal controls. Duties primarily involve the maintenance and oversight of payment schedules as per contracts, timely billing of Time and Material, Milestone and Pass-Through invoices, timely collection of outstanding invoices, and reporting of collection activity.


If this position intrigues you, fits your professional background, we want to talk to you.



  • Analyze client contracts, specifically payment schedules.
  • Generate Time and Material, Milestone and Pass-Through invoices per contract.
  • Answer sponsor inquiries and liaison between the project team and the sponsor.
  • Monitor status of aging invoices and provide monthly explanation of unbilled in excess of 60 days old.
  • Track invoicing and collection history.
  • Fulfill other assignments as are consistent with the scope of responsibilities of an AR Accounting Specialist.
  • Work is subject to review by a higher-level supervisor.


  • In addition experience listed above:     
  • Minimum of two years of experience in accounts receivable and collections.
  • Experience in providing performing outstanding customer service, and in ensuring compliance with company’s system of internal controls is required.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software required.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be articulate and professional, and communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Must work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Minimum two-year degree - in business administration preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration.
  • Microsoft products: pivot tables, functions, formulas, macros.


PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


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