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Accounts Payable Specialist - Valencia, CA

Valencia, CA

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Description

Accounts Payable Specialist I The Accounts Payable Specialist I is accountable for the verification, accuracy and processing of vendor invoices or credits, as assigned, by matching open purchase orders and return authorizations to invoices, or processing internal check requests approved by management, then processing payments accurately and in a timely manner. The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships with Purchasing, Quality Control, Warehouse, branch office personnel, and vendor account representatives to resolve account discrepancies or issues efficiently; and for maintaining Accounts Payable records, including purchase orders, credit memos, invoices, check requests and/or payment copies for the purpose of performing account research, reconciliations and audit assistance, as necessary. SUMMARY: • Receive incoming vendor invoices, credit memos or internal check requests for processing • Set up new vendor accounts as approved by Accounts Payable Manager • Match vendor invoices to open purchase orders for verification of authenticity • Ensure vendor credits are applied correctly to corresponding open invoices by month-end close • Enter the verified invoices and credit memos for payment, per vendor terms • Match monthly vendor statements to account balances and perform account reconciliation, as necessary • Respond to vendor account inquires in a timely manner • Establish and maintain vendor files and storage, as necessary • Attend A/P status meetings, as required REQUIREMENTS: • High School Diploma or GED • Minimum of one year of high-volume Accounts Payable and account reconciliation experience with a computerized system, preferably with integrated accounting software • Accurate data entry proficiency, with attention to detail • Strong organizational skills are required • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills are required • Strong administrative skills are required 

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