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Customer Support Specialist



Customer Service
Philippines · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022

About Us:

Airbase is the top-ranked modern spend management platform for businesses with 100-5,000 employees. It’s the best way to control spending, close the books faster, and manage financial risk. Airbase software offers modules for Guided Procurement, Accounts Payable Automation, Expense Management, and a flexible corporate card program on a single collaborative platform. It can be implemented in full or as individual modules. Airbase automates all spending workflows and guides the process for all purchases — procure, pay, close. It brings efficiency to complex business processes like multi-stakeholder compliance and accounting needs like multi-subsidiaries, amortizations, and purchase orders. Flexible intake and approval workflows ensure oversight across all stakeholders and spend compliance. Airbase integrates with your other business systems and seamlessly syncs to popular general ledgers. Employees and accounting teams love using Airbase.

Awards and Recognition: We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and what the future holds. Here are some of the most recent highlights.

  • Innovative Leadership: Category Leader in Vendr’s 2023 SaaS Trends Report.
  • Deloitte Fast 500: Secured 45th place nationally, showcasing rapid growth and technological innovation in the financial sector.
  • Forbes' America's Best Startup Employers: Ranked #212 out of 500 for workplace culture and employee satisfaction.
  • Stevie Award Winner: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, 3 years in a row.
  • High Customer Ratings: Rating of 4.67 on G2 Crowd & 4.7 on Gartner Peer Insights.
  • IDC, Forrester, and Spend Matters Reports: Featured prominently in major industry reports for impact and thought leadership in procure-to-pay solutions.
  • Fintech Top 250 by CB Insights: Innovative approach to financial technology.
  • SaaS 1000 Fastest-Growing SaaS Companies: Recognized for YoY revenue growth.
  • Controllers Council Award: Our Controller was named Controller of the Year in the Startup/Private Category, showcasing excellence in financial leadership.
  • US Fintech Awards: Finalist for Accounting Tech of the Year.
  • Global Presence: Featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square.

Working at Airbase:

We strive to build and nurture a culture where employees feel energized and connected to the work each day. Our core values are woven through our teams, leading to an overall sense of trust, transparency, and confidence. Being globally dispersed, we support our employees with modern communication tools and intentional remote practices that keep everyone working collaboratively. As a fast-growing startup, we look to hire employees who are focused and have a strong sense of ownership to help us maintain our commitment to excellence and innovation.

The Role:

The Customer Support Specialist will report to the Customer Support Manager and will manage the support tickets and escalations in his/her own queue to ensure proper handling and timely updates and resolution of support tickets ultimately leading to the exceptional customer experience and satisfaction which Airbase is known for.

This role will also need to focus on regularly keeping up on changes and improvements in the Airbase product as new features are continuously rolled out. The Customer Support Specialist is expected to be a product expert to allow customers to receive quick responses on their how-to questions or confusions. This role is expected to work together with a team of highly efficient and productive Customer Support Specialists in issue resolution to ensure the team is providing a superior customer experience.

This role is a great fit for you if you have an accounting/audit background but prefer to be in a customer-facing role with an opportunity to help finance and accounting teams to be more productive. We also encourage you to apply and grow in this role if you have to experience performing consulting work on ERP implementations and similar roles requiring customer interaction.

What You'll Do:

  • Learn and understand the Airbase product at a deeper level.
  • Manage assigned support tickets and ensure customers are updated and issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide assistance to customers around the accounting and GL-specific areas of the spend management process and the period closing process.
  • Provide email, live chat, and (occasionally) phone support to customers.
  • Gather detailed information on the question/issue raised to determine how to best provide assistance to the customer.
  • Identify and understand the background of the question/issue raised.
  • Conduct initial troubleshooting of the issue raised to determine if this requires further escalation internally.
  • Perform reconciliation as needed to troubleshoot the issue.
  • Conduct customer meetings as needed to minimize miscommunications and escalations from happening and to further understand business implications for the issue on hand and provide workaround solutions and next steps for the customer during the meeting.
  • Manage customer expectations on issues raised.
  • Proactively escalate and flag concerns on support tickets to the Product Support Manager appropriately to allow timely action and next steps to be taken before the customer becomes unhappy and initiates the escalation him/herself.
  • Perform customer outreach as advised by the Customer Support Manager for issues affecting a large number of customers.
  • Collaborate with Product, Engineering, Professional Services, and Customer Success teams to ensure quick turnaround and provide quality service to Airbase customers.

What You'll Bring:

  • At least 2 years of experience as a customer-facing professional, supporting customers through email, chat, and phone, preferably in the accounting/auditing or accounting software industries.
  • Excellent customer support skills.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Quick-learning self-starter who has great attention to detail, ability to recognize and prioritize critical issues, and is highly motivated to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Procure-to-Pay and General Ledger business processes and in ERP and accounting systems is an advantage.
  • Experience in NetSuite, QuickBooks Online, Sage Intacct, or Xero is an advantage.

This role requires the ability to work during the PT and ET working hours as our customers are primarily based in the Pacific (PT) and Eastern (ET) time zones.