Senior AP Specialist

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  • Location:

    Atlanta, United States

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Contact:

    Paula Amerson

  • Published:

    11 months ago

The Sr. Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for all accounts payable administrative functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following:

  • Manage the full accounts payable cycle from receipt of invoices to payment; including coding invoices, matching purchase orders and resolving purchase order discrepancies, obtaining approval, and entering the invoices into the accounting system.
  • Process employee expense reports, including verification of receipts and coding.
  • Prepares batch check runs, wire transfers, and ACH transactions.
  • Responsible for daily journal entries for cash accounts.
  • Ensure all accounts payable policies and procedures are adhered to including travel and related expenses, vendor approval and invoice processing.
  • Responsible for IRS 1099 compliance and reporting.
  • Responsible for imaging and record retention of all accounts payable documents.
  • Manage vendor relations and build effective partnerships.
  • Partner with Controller to identify and implement process improvements to meet strategic goals.
  • Prepares sales and use tax report for Controller.
  • Assist team with gathering support for all audits, including pulling documentation.
  • Investigates and resolves problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders.
  • Receives, researches and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons.
  • Keep track of credits owed to the company and ensure all credits are properly applied to vendor payments
  • Maintain petty cash accounts and log all outgoing disbursements

Education/Experience: The ideal candidate will offer:

  • Bachelor' s degree
  • 5-10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of general accounting
  • Intermediate proficiency with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel.
  • Adherence to tight deadlines and quick turnaround for accounting deliverables.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, vendors, and associates.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to develop and maintain an organized structure.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.