Sr Accounts Payable Specialist in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Finance
Date Posted: 2/26/2019

Job Description

The Senior Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for accurate and timely processing of all accounts payable transactions supporting assigned vendors, assist Payable Clerks with vendor issues as needed, and perform period close duties.

Duties and Responsibilities
Review and process invoices and check requests for payment
Monitor and reconcile transactions and payments while maintaining assigned vendor subledgers
Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual vendor reconciliations
Research and resolve invoice/vendor discrepancies with internal and external customers
Adhere to all financial policies, procedures, and deadlines
Ensure vendor information accuracy for payment and IRS reporting purposes
Perform/Assist with period closing functions including:

  • G/L Balance reconciliations
  • Uploading of accrual journal entries
  • Closing checklist
  • Variance analysis and root cause commentary

Assist with training of new team members
Assist with Purchase-to-pay process improvement projects as needed

Key Competencies

Information collection, analysis and management
Organizing and prioritizing
Strong Data Entry skills
Attention to detail and accuracy
Problem-solving skills
Interpersonal skills
Communication skills -- verbal and written
Ability to work both independently and as part of team
Ability to work effectively in a face paced and agile environment
Ability to identify and communicate process improvement opportunities
Ability to embrace, master and train process changes
Ability to work with individuals outside the department on macro based business projects

Education and Experience

High school diploma required
Associates degree in Accounting desired
5+ years of Accounts Payable or general accounting experience required
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel (intermediate to advanced) required

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