Accounts Payable Specialist

Employer
American Psychological Association
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 16, 2018
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
DESCRIPTION OF JOB: Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for processing all cash disbursements to vendors, members of governance, award recipients and employee reimbursements in accordance with established policies and procedures and best practices. The Specialist is responsible for ensuring that requests for payment are valid, accurate, charged to the appropriate account, properly authorized, sufficiently supported, and paid timely. The Specialist must be very familiar with APA policies and act as an enforcer of those policies. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Bachelor s degree in a business discipline, i. e. Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing and 1 year related experience. 5 years of experience in accounts payable may be substituted for degree. Experience: Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles, to include bank and ledger account reconciliations. Must understand the importance of compliance with internal and external policies and regulations, and the importance of good customer service. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for all tasks related to disbursements to vendors, members of governance, award recipients, and employee reimbursements. Will communicate with vendors, members, banks, and staff as needed. Will ensure proper classification of vendors for 1099 reporting, and is responsible for processing check and ACH actions in accordance with set policies and procedures and internal controls. Will verify accuracy of sales tax charges, track and reconcile accounts payable, prepaid accounts, and accruals. Other Duties as assigned Assists as needed for audit and/or information requests, processing payables for related entities, general ledger account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, and other ad hoc requests. COMPUTER SKILLS: Must be proficient in the use of accounting software, Microsoft Word and Excel. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified candidates must apply online through APA s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us. The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

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