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Senior Accounts Payable Specialist Contract (959)

Emeryville, United States
The Senior Accounts Payable Specialist provides direct support for processing the day-to-day vendor/supplier invoices and payments, while providing excellent customer service.


  • Responsible for full-cycle AP, including general ledger support
  • Process various types of accounts payable transactions including vendor invoices, recurring payments, and manual check requests in accordance with policies and controls
  • Process 3-way and 2-way match
  • Ensure invoices are accurately coded, approved, posted and processed within established deadlines
  • Investigate and resolve problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders
  • Generate weekly check run and process manual Wire and ACH payments
  • Respond and interact with internal customers and vendors/suppliers
  • Control and manage employee expense reporting system (Concur) and process
  • Generate reports for review such as exception reports, accounts payable aging reports, and other month-end reports as requested
  • Maintain accounting documents and disbursement support
  • Prepare month end reconciliation for all AP related accounts including GR/IR
  • Assists, obtain and provide financial information needed for internal and external audits.
  • Preparing year-end forms, including 1099s
  • Provide customer satisfaction to the Executives, Finance team, other departments, and external parties
  • Ensure the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of the data
  • Understanding processes and systems, the interconnection with upstream and downstream processes and identifying process improvements
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and process improvement projects


  • Associated Degree in accounting
  • 8+ years directly applicable accounts payable and general ledger experience
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to successfully deal with employee and vendor questions and resolve issues
  • Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the confidential nature of duties, tasks and information
  • General knowledge of GAAP
  • SAP or other ERP system proficiency
  • Experience with 3-way and 2-way PO matching
  • Familiarity with Concur and a PO system preferred
  • Ability to process a high volume with accuracy
  • Good time management skills; ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel and efficient data entry skills
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Experience in an early stage company that is rapidly implementing process improvements
  • Adaptable, team oriented person who can focus on details
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills


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