Accounts Payable Clerk

Location: Home Office
Posted on: 13 April 2018
Salary: $18-$19 p/h - DOE

The Accounts Payable Clerk position is responsible for performing accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. The following duties are normal for this position. 

  • Reviews and verifies invoices and check requests
  • Sorts, codes and matches invoices 
  • Sets invoices up for payment
  • Enters and uploads invoices into system
  • Tracks expenses and processes expense reports
  • Prepares and processes electronic transfers and payments
  • Prepares and performs check runs
  • Posts transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • Reconciles accounts payable transactions from vendor statement versus company payments
  • Monitors accounts to ensure payments are up to date
  • Researches and resolves invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Maintains vendor files
  • Corresponds with vendors and responds to inquiries
  • Produces monthly reports
  • Assists with month end closing
  • Provides supporting documentation for audits
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Specific Job Skills

  • Ability to organize, coordinate, multi-task and complete work accurately while meeting deadlines 
  • Highly detailed, organized and able to follow a systematic method of performing a task
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team 
  • Develops and maintains positive business relationships with internal customers and external contacts 
  • Positive and results-oriented; eager to take on new challenges
  • Flexible and adaptable to change 
  • Responsible and professional with strong work ethic, integrity, and reliability 
  • Continuous learner; demonstrates desire and ability to gain knowledge; open to coaching and continuous improvement 


  • High school education with equivalent experience; additional education is a plus 
  • 1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience, including data entry and management
  • Knowledge of accounts payable
  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting software (Great Plains, MAS, etc)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Outlook and Excel 

Job Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. On occasion there may be a request to work during the weekend or after normal business hours. This job requires the ability to walk and stand frequently and sit on occasion. Must be able to self-manage and have the ability to apply analytical skills, as well as understanding of computer systems. On occasion, it may be necessary to lift materials weighing in excess of 30 pounds and to carry that weight short distances.