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Accounts Payable Specialist

Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Accounts Payable Specialist is an integral part of the Accounts Payable Department, responsible for processing invoices via multiple sources. Accounts Payable Specialists are reliable and precise in ensuring expenses are controlled properly by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling the payment of invoices. Work with vendors and locations to resolve past due invoices and reconcile monthly vendor statements ensuring accounts remain in good standing.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
Execute high volume of vendor billing and data input

Review and pay all invoices in accordance with company policy, and SOX requirements

Pay vendors daily, monitor discount opportunities, schedule, and prepare checks

Ensure credits are received for outstanding memos

Apply rigorous logic to analyze and resolve complex issues

Research and investigate returned checks and request stop payments

Review and process invoices scanned via the Kofax Transformation Module (KTM)

Record accurately the manual entry of invoices as needed into ERP and P2P application

Verify and reconcile monthly vendor statements to ensure assigned accounts remain in good standing

Respond to internal and external customer and vendor email inquiries in a timely and professional manner meeting SLA requirements

Contribute to the continuous improvement of the payment process by identifying opportunities to streamline processes and maximize efficiencies

Escalate issues of concern to management

Assure timely completion of assigned tasks, and ensures that results are consistently high quality to meet or exceed departmental goals

Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to work quickly and efficiently, while maintaining high accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and straight-forward manner
Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively in a fast paced environment
Ability to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional and pleasant manner
Knowledge of SAP S/4; HANA and Ariba
Knowledge of basic accounting procedures
Knowledge of personal computer operation and software applications (i.e. Accounts Payable applications, Microsoft office)
Proficient with MS Excel

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Associate's degree in Accounting or related field preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Accounting principles experience 1-3
ERP experience 0-2
Office environment

FAP130 300889 300889BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Kansas City , Accounts Payable Specialist, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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