A/P Representative at Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.



Position Overview:

Part of the Accounts Payable Department, the AP LTL Representative is responsible for managing an account portfolio of 15-20 carriers and/or +$4MM in monthly payments. Major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: managing carrier payments and expectations, trending data and payment behavior, resolving rating disputes and billing errors, reporting payables metrics to the accounting department and reducing outstanding carrier payment obligations. 




  • Manage an account portfolio of 15-20 Less-Than-Truckload carriers or +$4MM monthly payments 

  • Analyze carrier invoices to assist in resolving payment issues 

  • Serve as liaison between carriers and booking reps 

  • Analyze and resolve pricing discrepancies as compared to carrier pricing agreements and rules 100 tariffs 

  • Monitor and manage carrier invoices in review, unbilled, approved, and posted status 

  • Follow up on cash application for carrier payments 

  • Dispute and/or negotiate pricing settlements with carriers as needed 

  • Perform adhoc carrier and client billing projects 

  • Reduce outstanding aging and maintain current account terms. 

  • Manage daily case load by resolving billing disputes and closing cases promptly 

  • Judiciously resolve cases timely with both the carrier and client in mind 

  • Retrieve, upload and submit carrier invoices for payment 

  • Moderate pricing discrepancies arising from rating errors or incorrectly billed invoices 

  • Follow up with open items including payment inquiries and billing adjustments with carriers 



  • Experience using Great Plains accounting software is a plus 

  • General accounting knowledge and/or experience 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong ability for personal interaction 

  • Proven take charge performer who is effective at multi-tasking 

  • Ability to follow through with tasks no matter how tedious they may appear 

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Products, Excel in particular (Intermediate Skill) 

  • Team player and positive attitude 



What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K
  • Advancement Potential
  • Fun and energetic work environment
  • Volunteer opportunities


Work environment/physical demands summary:

This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other

office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of

that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. 

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.