ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

Expiring today

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$51,043.20 - $95,243.20 Annually
Posted
May 10, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Ref
1509-22D-DMF-BL
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Management and Finance is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist to be responsible for accurately processing invoice payments to vendors for good and services purchased by the County.

Specific duties include:
  • Coordinating the accounts payable process for all Arlington County departments;
  • Ensuring payments are accurately captured, supported and approved under the sub-ledger and preventing overpayments;
  • Maintaining the County's vendor and supplier database including validation with the IRS database;
  • Supporting the p-card reconciliation process and maintaining the P-Card database;
  • Performing check runs and monitoring the positive pay process with financial institutions;
  • Resolving payment issues experienced by departments;
  • Providing technical expertise and customer service assistance to County departments regarding the accounts payable function;
  • Processing payment requests, payment returns, and voids;
  • Assisting with month-end and year-end close processes;
  • Monitoring travel advances and following up with departments to ensure timely reconciliation and re-payment to the County where applicable; and
  • Responding to audit and vendor requests.
The ideal candidate will have strong time management and organizational skills, attention to detail and collaboration and communication skills.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: An Associate's Degree i n Accounting, Business Administration, or another field related to the area of assignment and some experience with accounts payable.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Experience as an accounts payable specialist;
  • Knowledge of accounts payable principles, accounting standards and industry regulations in a government setting;
  • Experience in account reconciliation;
  • Experience with Oracle ERP systems, including e-business suite or Oracle Cloud ERP.

Special Requirements
Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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