Accounts Payable Specialist
Our client is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist to join their industry-disrupting team in Vancouver, WA. This role is responsible for analyzing all accounts payable documents for accuracy, investigating questionable data, and taking corrective action when necessary. This position requires great initiative and judgment to make sure all invoices and coding are accurate and have been properly documented and approved prior to payment.
Accounts Payable Specialist Responsibilities
Codes such items as invoices, vouchers, expense reports, check requests, etc., with correct codes conforming to standard procedures to ensure proper entry into the financial system. Audits and processes credit card bills.
Ownership of vendor relationships with regards to invoicing.
Pays vendors through a 3-way match by resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation.
Maintains budget vs actual expenditures.
Prepares batch check runs, wire transfers, and ACH transactions domestically and internationally.
Updates and maintains vendor database in adherence to new vendor set-up requirements.
Receives, researches and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to the appropriate persons.
Creates and modifies reports utilizing electronic spreadsheets and database software to summarize business and financial activities.
Files, maintains, and distributes accounting documents, records, and reports.
Accounts Payable Specialist Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.
5+ years in Accounts Payable or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Healthcare or pharmaceutical experience highly preferred.
Attention to detail and accuracy is critical in this role.
High proficiency in MS Office, particularly with Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively motivate and lead peers.
Demonstrates good organizational skills and the ability to manage time and resources effectively.
Demonstrates successful operation of a customer service environment.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”
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