Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk

    US-LA-New Orleans
  • Job Description

    Accounts Receivable Clerk



    Provide timely and accurate invoices to customers, and complete assigned accounting responsibilities.


    Performs the following for Dry Cargo and certain Tank customers to ensure timely and accurate billing and collection of payment:

    • Reviews orders that are ready to be billed daily in the TRAK billing system for accuracy and investigates issues, obtains approvals as needed, and issues invoices to customers.
    • Maintains an awareness of the contract terms and specifications for assigned customers as related to billing.
    • Coordinates with Marketing and Transportation services to resolve issues before billing the customers.
    • Generates customer invoices; performs a quality review; and distributes invoices to customers.
    • Monitors the aging of assigned customer accounts and contacts customers when invoices are past due to inquire about the status of payment.
    • Utilizes the TRAK, Lawson and OnBase systems effectively to perform these responsibilities.
    • Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external customers and co-workers.

    The Accounts Receivable Clerk in this position has the following additional Billing responsibilities:

    • Coordinates with the CBC-North Accounting department on the generation and distribution of invoices for Canal Terminal Company.
    • Process invoices to rebill customers for certain expenses paid by CBC on their behalf.
    • Reconciles the General Ledger accounts for rebillable expenses to ensure that all such expenses are billed to the customer.

    The Accounts Receivable Clerk in this position also has the following Accounting Responsibilities:

    • Participates in the preparation for the monthly Dry Cargo business unit financial review by recording various journal entries and preparing certain reports.



    • High school diploma with 1‑3 years of Accounts Receivable or other accounting experience
    • Experience with ERP accounting systems and / or document management software desired
    • Experience in marine transportation industry desired

    Company Information

    At Canal Barge Company, we believe that "People make the difference"



    Form long-term, mutually profitable partnewships with our customers by providing consistently high quality marine transportation, bulk liquid storage, and management services.



    Canal Barge Company, Inc. is a privately-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company provides marine transportation, logistics, and bulk liquid storage services throughtout the Inland Waterways of the United States and internationally.


    CBC is one of the most diverse marine transportation companies in the company, having made cargo movements to virtually every part of the world that can be reached economically by barge.  Our greatest strength is in long-haul towing along the inland waterways between the Gulf Coast and mid-America, but we trade along the entire breadth of the Inland Waterway System.  Additionally, using our oceangoing deck barge fleet, we have made voyages through the Great Lakes, along the East and West Coasts, to Nigeria, Spain and throughtout the Caribbean.


    Dedicated to long-term partnerships and tailor-made customer service, Canal Barge enjoys relationships with several Fortune 500 chemical and oil companies, as well as refineries, construction companies, fabricators, public utilities, engineering companies, and the United States Government.  Canal Barge Company is in full compliance with the American Waterways Operators' Responsible Carrier Program.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/AA/M/F/D/V) offering competitive wages and benefits and the opportunity for a career.


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