Accounts Payable Specialist
Location: Dallas, Texas, TX
Accounts Payable Specialist
The Accounts Payable Specialist processes invoices and expense reports, to include review of approval, vendor coding, account coding, auditing of expense reports, and voucher preparation. The Accounts Payable Specialist works with all facets of the accounts payable system, principally the scanning, processing, and document retention of vouchers and expense reports. The specialist ensures that all invoices and/or expense reports are accurate, have been properly coded, approved by the authorizing person/level and if necessary have the corresponding PO prior to processing. Once the proper verifications, coding and authorizations are received, the specialist is responsible for processing in a timely fashion. This position also verifies and obtains proper Internal Revenue Service documentation such as 1099 and W-9 forms from vendors. The specialist also scans and maintains electronic files for invoices, expense reports, accounts payable payments, and tax information for vendors. An accounts payable specialist works with individuals at all levels of the company, including management who must authorize payments. The specialist also works with many vendors; an accounts payable specialist is the first point of contact for assigned vendors if there is a question about an invoice or their timely receipt of payment.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess attention to detail, entry level experience in accounting or accounts payable, and strong written and oral communications skills. Should be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Should also be able to speak with vendors, management, and co-workers in a friendly and professional manner.
An accounts payable specialist works with individuals at all levels of the company, including management staff who must authorize payments. A specialist also works with many vendors; an accounts payable specialist is the first point of contact for vendors if there is a question about an invoice or their timely receipt of payment. The work environment typically is an office setting, with no outdoor work or travel, during standard business hours.
The qualities an accounts payable specialist must possess are attention to detail, experience in bookkeeping or accounts payable, and strong written and oral communications skills. They should be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. They should also be able to speak with vendors in a friendly and professional manor. A high school diploma is required.
Education and/or Experience:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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