The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the receipt, review, and entry of vendor invoices to meet tight deadlines and ensure compliance with a robust internal control structure. The incumbent ensures proper and timely payments by working closely with various teams and vendors within the organization.
Specialist I: Has 0-2 years of accounting or related experience, associate degree in accounting or finance-related field, or equivalent experience. Demonstrates knowledge of mathematical skills, clerical skills, and accounting skills. Can effectively manage, reconcile expenses, and prepare financial reports with account balances and other office records.
Specialist II: Has 2-3 years of progressively complex experience in finance. Demonstrates knowledge and competence in technical areas of accounts payable principles. Cross-trained to handle all accounts accurately and with minimal billing issues, ensures transactions are timely and accurate, and that expenses are accurately coded and allocated. Reliable and able to work extra time as needed, manages employee and vendor database.
Senior Specialist: 4+ years of progressively complex experience. Demonstrates highly integrated knowledge and ensures the accuracy of reports, maintains accurate records, and guarantees the organizations invoices are up the date. Manages the companies expenses, financial records, and budgets through day-to-day financial transactions. Takes on additional responsibilities, responds to inquiries from vendors or employees, and researches and resolves concerns or discrepancies. Assists in employee recruiting, retention, and performance management.