Accounts Payable Specialist

Professional Alternatives

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Job ID#: 10328

Accounts Payable Specialist – Immediate Opportunity!

3+ Month Contract, Pay rate $17 hour
Location:  Southwest Houston, Zip Code 77085

National wholesale supply company to the construction industry based in southwest Houston/Stafford area is looking for a contract Accounts Payable Clerk to assist with invoice backlog. Training will be conducted in office at their corporate headquarters near Stafford for the first 2 weeks, and then switching to a hybrid rotating schedule. (3 days in office one week, 2 days work from home, next week: 2 days in office, 3 days work from home.)

**Please note: You MUST have a home computer, either a desktop or laptop, to be eligible for the hybrid schedule. Otherwise, this will be a 100% in-office role. 

The candidate must possess strong customer service skills and good working knowledge of Accounts Payable. Knowledge includes but not limited to 3-way matching, high-volume invoice processing, purchase order reconciliation and reviewing monthly statements. Strong organizational skills will be required to manage the flow of invoices, statements and payments.

Job Duties

  • Perform data entry and timely processing of invoices
  • High volume – 400 per day
  • Perform 3-way matching – between purchase orders, invoices, shipping bills of lading
  • Reconcile monthly statements
  • Resolve various invoice issues and discrepancies
  • Research and resolve billing problems and corrected invoices
  • Handle the processing, distribution, accuracy verification and maintenance of invoices
  • Print accounts payable reports including transaction activity reports, trial balances, cash requirements and check registers to review for accuracy
  • Work with accounting departments to ensure accurate account coding and proper expense allocation
  • Work closely with credit support team to process customer refunds in a timely manner
  • Manage relationships with internal/external business partners and provide timely responses to vendor inquiries
  • Incoming and outgoing mail
  • Able to multi-task and remain focused
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 10-Key data entry  **Will be tested
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a Team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Must be able to work 8 AM – 5 PM schedule (Overtime if needed)
  • Must be able to work in a drug-free workplace
  • Must pass a thorough local and national background screening
  • Must pass a drug screen


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