Accounts Payable Specialist

Professional Alternatives

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Job ID#: 20128

Accounts Payable Specialist – Downtown Houston
Indefinite Contract Position
Location: Downtown – Zip Code 77002
100% onsite at corporate HQ, 5 days a week
Pay rate $26-28 hour based on experience

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Input all AP invoice types/statement reconciliations in high volume setting; will be responsible for inputting 50 to 150 invoices daily
  • Respond to Helpdesk tickets and answer incoming AP Call Center calls on a 1-week rotation schedule each month
  • Reconcile and process vendor reports as requested.
  • Prepare manual checks ensuring approvals and signatures are correct; input into payables system and provide payment proposal reports for AP Manager.
  • Prepare journal entries for reclassification of costs, as needed.
  • Process wire payments timely.
  • Team spirit is key to success in this role!
  • Adhere to established work schedule, attendance standards and be punctual to work and meetings.
  • MUST BE reliable and dependable!
  • Assist in training new hires.

Other Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain employee confidence and protects company assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential.
  • Adhere to the company’s values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.
  • Support company vision and mission.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Perform special projects that require knowledge of accounts payable accounting.
  • Mentor other AP Associates.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Five (5) years' minimum Accounts Payable accounting experience.
  • Large company experience preferred, O&G/Energy a plus
  • Experience with SAP and FS2AP or any other large ERP accounting system.
  • Ability to accurately solve problems and a working knowledge in data management including spreadsheet proficiency.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.
  • Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with specific ability to translate complex operational information into an organized and presentable manner.
  • Outstanding administrative and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use and application of the following software:

Required:    Microsoft Office – Excel proficient (will be tested), Outlook proficient (will be tested); SAP. Experience with FS2AP or OpenInvoice preferred


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