What does an Accounts Payable Specialist do?

Accounts payable clerks are responsible for performing a range of accounting and clerical tasks related to the accounts payable function. This generally includes receiving, processing, and verifying invoices, tracking and recording purchase orders, and processing payments. Accounts payable clerks are needed in a variety of accounting environments.

While not required, most accounts payable clerks have an associate's degree in accounting that gives them a solid background in basic accounting practices. The best accounts payable clerks are incredibly detail oriented, have strong time management skills, and possess effective communication skills.

  • Process check requests and expense reports on a regular basis
  • Accurately review, code, and process vendor invoices
  • Perform monthly reconciliations
  • Maintain a large number of vendor accounts while staying in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Perform data entry associated with accounts payable
  • Review and reconcile invoice discrepancies
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Address and respond to vendor inquiries
  • High school diploma. associate's degree in Accounting preferred.
  • 2-3 years experience with accounts payable or general accounting
  • Proficient Microsoft Office knowledge and skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Strong analytic abilities

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
56%
5 - 7
4%
8+
6%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
ERP System
Microsoft Office Suite
Attention To Detail
Excellent Communication
Spreadsheets
Microsoft EXCEL
General Ledger

Accounts Payable Specialist Seniority Levels

L2
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