Accounts Receivable Internship
Location: Finance

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. Our mission is to provide exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to all the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness. Our vision is a world in which no person is limited by their visual capacity.

The Finance Department manages Lighthouse Guild's money. The business functions include planning, organizing, auditing, accounting for and controlling Lighthouse Guild's finances. The Finance Department also produces the company's financial statements.

We seek a candidate comfortable with provide financial and administrative support to the department. The candidate will report to the revenue cycle manager.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

generate and send out invoices

follow up on, collect and allocate payments

carry out billing, and reporting activities according to specific deadlines

perform account reconciliations

research and resolve payment discrepancies

review AR aging to ensure compliance

maintain accounts receivable customer files and records

follow established procedures for processing receipts, cash etc.

process adjustments

develop a recovery system and initiate collection efforts

communicate with customers via phone, email, mail or personally

assist with month-end closing

collect data and prepare monthly metrics


knowledge of accounts receivable

knowledge of office administration and procedures

knowledge of eClinicalWorks is a plus.

knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures

knowledge of general accounting principals

knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements

Minimally, must have taken or currently be enrolled in accounting or finance classes with completion of entry level financial accounting.

Key Skills and Competencies

attention to detail and accuracy

good verbal and written communication skills

organizational skills

information management

problem analysis and problem solving skills

customer service skills


Program Directions:

The internship will start at an agreed update with hours Monday through Friday 8am- 4pm. Business casual attire (no jeans, no sneakers) is required during the internship.

Please submit a resume to The ideal candidate is available 4-6 hours per day for at least two days per week for three months. Please include the hours you are available to work in your cover letter. Any questions should be directed to the Stephen T. Pearlman Volunteer Center at (646) 874-8688.

Travel Directions:

Take the #1 train to 66th Street. Travel west along 65th Street for two blocks. Make a left on West End Avenue. Travel one block to 64th Street. We are on the south side of the street 250 West 64th, between West End and Amsterdam Avenues, closest to West End Avenue.

Take the M57 Bus to West End Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets.

Take the A, B, C or D to 59th Street Columbus Circle. Walk north on Broadway to 62nd Street. Travel west along 62nd Street to Amsterdam Avenue. Take Amsterdam Avenue to 64th Street. Make a left on 64th Street, we are located at 250 on the south side of the street.

Address: 250 West 64th Street
NY, NY 10023
Work:(646) 874-8688
Minimum age:18
Availability needed:Ongoing
Volunteers serve up to: 7 hours Daily
Times needed:
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Skills: Accountancy
Customer Service
Location For Service Interview: West 64th Street, New York, NY