Accounts Payable
Job Description

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An accounts payable administrator or clerk is generally responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments. A number of related tasks are included in this function.

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General Purpose

Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • review and verify invoices and check requests
  • sort, code and match invoices
  • set invoices up for payment
  • enter and upload invoices into system
  • track expenses and process expense reports
  • prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • prepare and perform check runs
  • post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • reconcile accounts payable transactions
  • prepare analysis of accounts
  • monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date
  • research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • maintain vendor files
  • correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
  • produce monthly reports
  • assist with month end closing
  • provide supporting documentation for audits

Education and Experience

  • knowledge of accounts payable
  • knowledge of general accounting procedures
  • knowledge of relevant accounting software
  • proficient in data entry and management
  • 1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience

Key Competencies

  • organizing and prioritizing
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • confidentiality
  • judgment
  • communication skills
  • information management skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • team work
  • ability to meet deadlines

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Latest Update - Accounts Payable Salary reports that the average salary for job postings in the United States for Accounts Payable Clerk jobs listed on the site is $16.41 per hour as of June 2018. The average salary for an Accounts Payable Manager is $64,100 per year.

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