Accounts Payable Accountant

Job scope: 

The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for a wide range of accounts payable functions including reconciling, processing, verifying accuracy of coding, authorization, and amount on monthly statements and purchase requests.  The position enters information in the computerized accounts payable system, processes checks, maintains proper documentation and files, and maintains required spreadsheets and reports.  Position requires effective communication with other staff, visitors, and vendors.  The Accounts Payable Accountant I works under the supervision of the Controller, with latitude for independent judgment in more standardized phases of work.


Graduation from an accredited high school or GED required, with some college business courses preferred.  Recent work experience in an accounts payable position preferred, with a working knowledge of general bookkeeping and office procedures.  Current valid driver's license in state of residence.


Strong communication skills required.  Good computer and data entry skills with accuracy and speed essential.  Proficient in use of 10-key calculator, copier, and other office machines.  Careful attention to detail and accuracy in all responsibilities is required.  Must have good verbal and telephone communication skills, and work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers, vendors, supervisors, and the public.  Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks is crucial.  Must maintain compliance with Center policies and procedures, including standards of confidentiality.

Physical requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job: Reaching, walking, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, travel.