Accounts Payable Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
Aug 09, 2022
Sep 10, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry has an immediately available job opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist in our Corporate headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. This position reports to the Accounts Payable Manager. The ideal candidate will have the ability to process large volumes of invoices with accuracy and timeliness, communicate effectively with internal and external customers, and resolve invoice issues.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Responsible for data entry of Accounts Payable vendor invoices to ensure accuracy, appropriate expense, location and department coding
  • Follow-up on invoice approvals to ensure timely processing and payment to vendor invoices
  • Review and process vendor invoices to appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment (3-way match).
  • Identifying, assessing, and computing sales tax on appropriate invoices
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries, reconcile vendor statements for open or past-due invoices and/or credits, research and correct discrepancies
  • Supports AP exception queues, troubleshoots issues, ensures invoices are connected to correct approval workflows
  • Assist with validating, recording, and mailing checks and expedite special handling
  • Assist with ensuring W-9s are on file for all vendors in accordance with legal requirements
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Help provide and prepare supporting documentation for external auditors and other consultants
  • Assist with other projects as needed

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years' experience in Accounts Payable OR Equivalent education and experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office- Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Strong problem-solving skills, knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Ability to be exacting, thorough and attentive to detail, while still meeting deadlines
  • Ability to effectively and professionally deal with vendor inquiries, vendor data management, invoice processing, batch controls and month-end closing processes
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations
  • Deltek VantagePoint experience a plus

* At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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