Accounts Payable Specialist

Washington, DC
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We're not just designers. We're tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve the world's most challenging problems, like designing a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable future for our communities and cities. Your Role As a Firmwide Accounts Payable Specialist, you will assist and support the Firmwide accounting team with financial, clerical, and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely and accurate payment of vendors and employees. The ideal candidate we are looking for is a team player with strong accounting, communication, and organizational skills. excited to work with a tightly knit team in a collaborative environment. What You Will Do * Review invoices for proper coding to general ledger, sales tax calculation, approvals and supporting documentation (including global payments) in Coupa * Ensure transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP, and provide support during the financial audit * Audit and review employee expense reports to ensure compliance with firm policies * General support to regional Accounts Payable teams, including preparation of ad hoc reports, A/P registers and performance metrics * Full cycle accounts payable including month-end processes and close * Assist in documenting policies, procedures and controls * Responsibilities include ensuring A/P processes operate smoothly, recommending process improvements, resolving the escalation of issues and vendor inquiries, and collaborating with colleagues on special projects that support business Your Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field * 4+ years' experience in a high-volume accounts payable department * Knowledge of project-based accounting methodologies and practices * Experience with global AP processes preferred but not required * Strong problem-solving skills and work ethics * Knowledge of Coupa for AP invoice and expense report process * Strong knowledge of the MS Suite of products Excel and Word * Ability to work independently and as part of a team * Willingness to cross-train other staff members in the AP function Life at Gensler Gensler is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people's lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment. As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to "Well-being Week," our offices reflect our people's diverse interests. We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. As part of the firm's commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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