Accounts Payable Clerk Job Description

Accounts receivable refers to the sum of money a company owes to suppliers.

When payments are made, accounts payable refers to money that a company owes to other companies, such as employees or service providers.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join our team. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of Accounts Payable experience and be able to work independently with little supervision. If you're a self-starter with a positive attitude and a desire to learn, we want you on our team!

Accounts Payable Clerk Duties:

  • Enter and update vendor information into accounting system
  • Prepare checks, invoices, and statements
  • Maintain records of invoices
  • Prepare financial statements and reports
  • Assist with bank reconciliations
  • Review and check bills for accuracy
  • Maintain files and records

Accounts Payable Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accounts payable records and reconcile financial obligations
  • Verify the accuracy of accounts payable transactions; prepare specialized reports as needed
  • Track due dates and payment amounts; follow up with vendors on discrepancies
  • Process the payment of invoices, checks, and other credits
  • Identify and expedite payments on open invoices
  • Issue credit memos as needed
  • Track vendor information, including account status, invoice dates, and credit limits
  • Process vendor information changes
  • Maintain vendor profiles and records
  • Process vendor onboarding and termination, including updating account maintenance information
  • Maintain appropriate records on all company personnel, including payroll records, benefit statements, and time records
  • Oversee all payroll and benefits processes, including processing payroll, issuing checks, and updating benefits records
  • Perform other accounting duties as promoted

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years working experience in a clerical, administrative, or accounting position
  • Previous experience processing invoices and credit card transactions
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks, and Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage

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