Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Ref
JR-90272642
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a detailed oriented, highly motivated Senior Accounts Payable Specialist. In this position, you will provide support to our internal and external customers, ensuring our team continues to meet deadlines, offer solutions, and successfully partner with all stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
  • Complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, and verifying invoices
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and balancing to system reports
  • Monitoring discount opportunities and vendor payment terms
  • Resolve purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies with internal business owners and vendors
  • Processing and auditing expense reports and requests for advances
  • Verify vendor accounts by researching monthly statements, invoices and related transactions and correcting discrepancies
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Disburse petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Audit and process payment cards into vendor portals
  • 1099 processing and maintenance
  • Assist in month-end period closing
  • Manage invoice uploads into Oracle and manually enter invoices as needed
  • Prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • Vendor setup and maintenance including global banking information and validating bank info
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries providing excellent customer service
  • Produce monthly reports
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits
  • Report system and process deficiencies to management and/or IT staff for resolution
  • Assist with projects and other related duties as needed


Requirements:
  • 5+ years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Global banking experience working with multiple currencies and payment types a plus
  • Must have strong work ethics and curiosity
  • Must be well organized and a self-starter
  • Must be able to follow standard procedures
  • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
  • Proficient in Excel and Word, Oracle experience a plus
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness


The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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