Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 12, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Full Time
The Senior Accounts Payable Specialist supports the daily operations of the Accounts Payable department in Fairfax, VA. This position is responsible for high volume invoice and payment processing and reconciliation. The ability to resolve issues independently, work effectively as part of the accounting team, and professionally communicate with internal customers and external vendors is at the forefront of this role.

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.


  • Participate in the day-to-day Accounts Payable processes including reviewing invoices for proper coding, ensuring payments via check, ACH, wires and supplier pay are processed timely and accurately.
  • Review and process vendor invoices to appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment (3-way match).
  • Reconcile processed work and conduct appropriate QA procedures including checking figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries, reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies
  • Monthly Credit Card Reconciliation
  • Sales & Use Tax Monthly Reconciliation
  • Create and maintain vendor master files including W-9's.
  • Assist manager to identify and implement process improvements
  • Document procedures when needed
  • Assist with other projects as needed

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in Accounting
  • High school diploma required; Associate's or higher degree in Accounting preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both internal and external to the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and able to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and familiarity with use of Chart of Accounts
  • Deltek experience a plus

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*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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