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Arauco

Accounts Payable Specialist

Summary

The Accounts Payable Specialist works as part of a team and is responsible for reviewing and processing various types of financial transactions from vendors and others in an accurate and timely manner in order to issue accurate and timely payment for purchased goods and services in a paperless, 3-way match environment.  The position is also responsible for researching payment issues, e.g. payment errors, late payments, etc. taking various corrective action and communicating solutions, as well as actively participating in department projects.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Process PO invoices in an accurate and timely manner using the 3-way match approach
  • Process Non-PO invoices in an accurate and timely manner including coding and routing for approval
  • Process a variety of non-standard payment transactions, e.g. summary bills, payment request forms, etc. in an accurate and timely manner
  • Process employee expense reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Create and manipulate spreadsheets including the use of pivot tables, v-lookups, macros, if/then statements, etc.
  • Process transactions in accordance with department procedures, apply critical thinking skills, and identify and resolve issues as they arise
  • Investigate and resolve problems associated with the processing of invoices
  • Receive, research, and resolve a variety of internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons
  • Reconcile vendor statements and accounts
  • Prepare clear, concise, accurate, and professional written communication and reports
  • Assist with various Accounts Payable projects
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned to support the department
  • Pursue professional development to maintain skills at a level appropriate for the position accounting for changing technology, regulatory requirements and business processes

 

Experience & Skills

  • Experience using Concur
  • Experience in a moderate volume AP shop, e.g. processing 125+ invoices/day
  • Experience working in an AP team environment of 6+ people
  • Experience in a multi-system, paperless, workflow environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Solid business communication skills, both verbal and written in both individual and group settings
  • Knowledge of G/L accounts and basic accounting principals
  • Customer service approach

 

Requirements

  • 2-year+ degree in Finance, Accounting, or a Business-related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years prior work experience in Accounts Payable within a large corporate environment in a paperless, workflow environment
  • SAP or other equivalent large ERP system experience, e.g. Oracle, JDEdwards – SAP preferred
  • Concur, SAP Expense or other Expense Report processing system experience – Concur preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to read, comprehend and execute upon detailed procedures and instructions
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) at an intermediate level or better
  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply new processes
  • Ability to use a PC, keyboard, mouse, view information on a minimum of two monitors, use a telephone, and use general office equipment

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Accounting

Tagged as: accounting, accounts payable, accounts payable specialist, AP