Shield AI
Our mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems.

Sr. Accounts Receivable Specialist

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Introduction to Shield AI

Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems. 

Shield AI is seeking an ambitious, motivated Accounts Receivable Specialist to join our growing Accounting team in one of the fastest growing tech startups in Southern California in Defense & Aerospace. As a A/R billing specialist for the organization, you will be responsible for the entire billing process, while establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with new and existing customers through a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal/communication skills. 

What you will do:

  • Oversee and streamline billing process
  • Create and send invoices to customers accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure month-end closing of the billing group functions
  • Maintain and implement quality controls for all processes
  • Observe and adhere to established processes, procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Provide excellent & considerate customer service to external and internal customers
  • Assist with AR related special projects as necessary
  • Weekly and monthly ledger reconciliations, aging review and reporting to direct supervisor
  • Confirm and reconcile customer disputes as they pertain to payment of outstanding balances due
  • Provide excellent & considerate customer service to external and internal customers
  •  Complete other duties and projects as assigned

Projects that you might work on:

  • Implementation of system enhancements related to the billing and collections process

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in accounts receivable and billing process
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting and application of indirect rates
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communicator with strong interpersonal skill and emotional intelligence
  • Able to work autonomously and flexibly
  • Positive enthusiastic approach with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong all all-round IT skills, including excel
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Able to demonstrate achieving success in a deadline driven environment and commitment to continuous improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Costpoint a plus
  • Experience with international expansions a plus
  • Public company experience preferred
  • Experience with government regulations preferred (FAR, CAS, DFARS)


Salary Range: $17.58 - $37.25 hourly (overtime may apply) + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)

Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on the benefits offered is here.

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 


Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 


To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 

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What are Shield AI Perks + Benefits

Shield AI Benefits Overview

Medical, Dental, and Vision
Access to medical (HMOs & PPOs), including dental and vision. Shield AI pays 90% for employees and 75% for dependents. Life insurance policies are available including Voluntary Term Life and AD&D.

Retirement Services
Invest in your future with 401K matching retirement services provided by Vanguard. Shield AI fully matches the first 3% of contributions and matches half of your next 2%, coming out to ~4% match from us.

Paid Parental Leave
Shield AI offers up to 12 weeks paid parental leave for mothers AND fathers. We want you to be present and support your family. While you're out, your team has your back!

Learning and Development
We offer leadership-specific training, expert speakers, and 24/7 access to Udemy. Shield AI encourage all teammates to take 1 hour per week to learn or sharpen a skill. We call it a DEAL hour (Drop Everything And Learn).

Paid Time Off
You accrue 6.15 hours of paid time off (PTO) per paycheck. This is ~12 hours/month or ~20 days per year. However, you can take up to and accumulate a maximum of 336 hours (42 days) of PTO total.

Company Events & Merch
If Monday-Friday isn't enough time with teammates, there's always the weekend! From pickleball tournaments to company baseball games and happy hours, we love spending time with each other. You can do so in custom company merch, which has included Patagonia, JBL and Lululemon.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
In-person all-hands meetings
The witty team at the Eagles Wing in DC loves to stand up during weekly standup!
Flexible work schedule
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Shield AI offers restricted stock units (RSU) as part of its standard compensation package.
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Shield AI's vacation policy includes four weeks paid time off for all employees.
Paid holidays
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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