What does an Account Representative do?

Account representatives find, create, and maintain customer accounts and serve as the primary point of contact between clients and organizations. They communicate regularly with clients and address their concerns, keeping track of transactions and payments. Account representatives collaborate with several departments to manage client accounts, and they must multitask between several roles.

Account representatives stay up-to-date with current and prospective company accounts, monitor client communication, respond to calls or emails, create company invoices, and record all client transactions. They maintain records for client accounts and audit them regularly and collaborate with various departments to better serve client needs, including accounting and marketing. They search for, pitch, and attain new client accounts and sell additional products and services to existing clients. Account representatives need a bachelor's degree in marketing, sales, business, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Account Representative jobs?
  • Develop positive relationships with marketers, other departments and clients.
  • Complete annual mandatory training (SITEL) within defined time frame.
  • This position may conduct open enrollment meetings, as needed.
  • Educate customers on products to optimize effective usage by providing technical and clinical information and in-service trainings.
  • Respond daily to requests by email and voicemail from customers, practitioners and partners.
  • Assist with on-the-job training of other Account Service and Sales associates as requested.
  • Assist in the maintenance of files, records, and operating manuals.
  • When applicable, identify and communicate cross-sell and upsell opportunities to sales.
  • Formulate solutions based on dialogue and input gained during session.
  • Prioritize and appropriately respond to requests in a high-stress environment.
  • Identify and escalate vendor performance issues to business areas and management.
  • Assist with difficult issues that may surface within a day.
  • Work cross functionally with the relevant internal teams to ensure customer needs are being met.
  • Set up and process third party billing and payments.
  • Maintain, verify and update information in agency management system.
  • Learn and coordinate opening, logging and scanning of account-related paperwork, including returned mail.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with various regulations and protocols.
  • Proactively maintain communication channels with prospects via email, phone, and face-to-face meetings.
What are the typical qualifications for Account Representative jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, business administration, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning and expense control.
  • A quick learner with a positive attitude and demonstrated business acumen.
  • Comfortable negotiating and making decisions.
  • Can face obstacles with a positive attitude and an eye for problem solving.
  • A critical thinker with a sound work ethic.
  • Good at time management and collaborating.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Account Representative Salaries

Average Base Pay

$50,555 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $51K
$74K
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Account Representative Career Path

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L2
Account Representative
$50,555/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
35%
2 - 4
47%
5 - 7
3%
8+
15%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Account Representative Insights

Read what Account Representative professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Sundberg America Sundberg America
Strategic Account Representative
Jul 29, 2020

“I have built relationships with highly professional and respectable individuals who have helped foster my own professional and personal growth.”

theITSupportCentertheITSupportCenter
Client Account Representative
Jan 19, 2022

“I have always enjoyed working with people and the teamwork here at theITSupportCenter is really strong.”

EpsilonEpsilon
Account Management Specialist
Nov 17, 2020

“Epsilon provides great training and resources to teach you everything you need to know about the industry.”

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)
Account Representative
Nov 23, 2020

“your success can be heavily dependent on how well your team functions; grateful I had a good team”

Used Clothing ExportsUsed Clothing Exports
Account Assistant
Oct 9, 2020

“But yes ! at the end of the month or two you will be a good house helper.”

TDCXTDCX
Account Specialist
Mar 16, 2022

“Employee benefits are considered good as a BPO company as budgets are often restricted based on projects.”

Hark Vantage
Account Representative
Aug 18, 2021

“I value working in an environment where there is an opportunity to grow based on my merit.”

KBM GroupKBM Group
Trainee Accounts Assistant
Aug 21, 2020

“I had an excellent experience with KBM and would highly recommend their work placements to anyone wishing to pursue a career in accounting.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Account Representative

When working as an Account Representative, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Written Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Negotiation and MS OUTLOOK.

The most similar professions to Account Representative are:
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Account Executive

The most common qualifications to become an Account Representative is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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