Accounts Payable Accountant



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Scott City

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Full benefits pkg

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Branch Information

Cape Girardeau, MO - (USA) 1739 North Kingshighway MO Cape Girardeau , MO 63701

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Job Description

This role is the interface among vendors, purchasing, manufacturing, project managers, and finance to ensure accurate invoice processing, timely payment, file organization, working capital management, and accurate GL accounting. The role has oversight and responsibility for A/P management including invoice processing, fixed asset accounting, and vendor payment processing. The position directly reports to the CFO with potential for additional GL accounting responsibility.

Primary duties include:

Daily posting of invoices, weekly processing of vendor payments, and monthly posting of manual payment journal entries

Assist purchasing department with vendor master management including GL account setup for PO / cost accounting accuracy

Ensure proper matching of PO, receiving an invoice to validate charges before payment processing

Month-end close processing, including AP aging analysis, fixed asset tracking, and other miscellaneous journal entries

Escalate point-of-contact for purchasing, materials management, and project management to work-vendor invoice issues

Analyze and identify methods to improving vendor management and payment processing activities to drive efficiency and accuracy

Develop the capability of the team in order to produce "audit ready" financials through development of standard work for accounting activity which is in compliance with GAAP

Partner with purchasing, project management, and finance departments to execute projects designed to improve internal controls over accounting related activities

Execute sundry monthly, quarterly, and annual compliance reports; assist in ad-hoc analysis and projects as needed

Qualifications/Skills Required

Strong attention to detail

Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles to ensure full GAAP compliance

Strong problem solving to improve systems and deliver exceptional service to internal customers and external vendors

Solid communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to train & mentor others regarding work processes which impact accounting efficiency

Ability to perform and complete a variety of recurring tasks with minimal supervision & assistance

Basic project planning and management skills to identify and design solutions to ensure accurate GL accounting

Education/Experience Required

BS/BA Degree or relevant previous business experience

A/P and G/L accounting experience

Accounting software / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system usage

Financial modeling experience preferred

Equipment Used

Epicor ERP system


MS Outlook & Word

MS Excel at expert level, including proficiency with pivot tables and managing large data sets