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Accounts Payable Specialist


Arlington, VA 8 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Accounts Payable Specialist

Team: Accounting

Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day activities involved with the processing of accounts payable including review of invoices and related account coding.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Complete data entry of vendor invoices and check requests as assigned, with responsibilities including but not limited to:
• Review invoices and check requests for proper approval in accordance with PBS's Delegation of Authority.

• Ensure that 1099 reportable amounts are accurately reflected in the accounting system.

• Ensure that appropriate vendor receives payment (i.e., individual vs. company).

• Ensure that vendor invoice is complete and accurate (i.e., not a quote or statement).

• Ensure that contract payments are supported with a copy of the executed agreement, including payment schedule, and other supporting documentation as needed

• Ensure that payments and supporting documentation are properly filed.

• Reconcile vendor statements to AP records ensuring all items are properly accounted for

• Process purchase order (PO) invoices by performing assigned tasks, including but not limited to:

• Review completed purchase orders and ensure that supporting documentation is adequate and in compliance with PBS requirements

• Follow up with appropriate personnel for incomplete POs regarding receipt, documentation, sales tax, etc.

• Ensure that approvals are in compliance with Delegation of Authority.

• Ensure that payments accurately account for all considerations, such as sales tax and freight.

• Work with Administration department to resolve any issues surrounding receipt of goods/services for POs and/or processing of POs.

• Serve as the primary lead for entry of wire transfer payments; serve as backup for organization check/Paymode (ACH) payments when required.

• Serve as the primary lead for employee expense reimbursement requests including, but not limited to:

• Review expense reports for completeness including receipts and proper approval.

• Review expenses to ensure compliance with company's Travel & Expense policy; follow up with employees regarding any discrepancies.

• Respond to internal and external inquiries regarding status of invoices and employee expense reports in a timely and professional manner.

• Provide excellent customer service to internal PBS employees and external vendors

• Oversee AP email and respond courteously and expeditiously to external vendors and internal inquiries

• Provide training to ERP user community

Requirements for success:
• 3 years' work experience performing accounts payable processing, which includes performing responsibilities that involve processing of purchase orders, 1099s, and travel and expense reimbursements.

• Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

• ​ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• Demonstrated attention to detail in performance of tasks, with ability to identify errors or missing information prior to processing of invoice or expense report.

• Track record of handling multiple tasks and maintaining perspective and positive ''can-do'' attitude.

• Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

• Working knowledge of general accounting principles

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Microsoft AX experience a plus.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm1qy6-3-230-144-31-42 in your application.

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