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Robert Half International Accounts Payable Specialist in Chicago, Illinois


A client in the Loop is in need of an Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for providing support for the accounts payable function, ensuring all payments due to others are processed in a timely fashion. This role also performs reconciliation of sub-ledgers to the general ledger, ensuring timely month-end processing and closure.

Primary Duties :

Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Review invoices for accuracy, appropriate documentation, and approval prior to payment.

  • Investigate and resolve issues or discrepancies, to include contacting whoever is responsible for approving the invoice.

  • Process checks for distribution to vendors.

  • Prepare batch check runs and print checks.

  • Enter vendor invoices for assigned locations.

  • Correct coding of invoices for entry for financial purposes.

  • Assist with printing and reviewing the freight matching report for accuracy.

  • Assist with end of month processes by providing support and documentation.

  • Provide documentation for monthly/quarterly sales and use tax.

  • Research and resolve internal and external inquiries concerning vendor account status, including communicating the resolution to the appropriate managers.

  • Match invoices to checks, obtain all signatures for checks and distribute checks accordingly.

  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.

  • Post transactions to the general ledger after processing check runs.

  • Provide supporting documentation for audits.


Qualifications :

  • 2-4 years accounting or related bookkeeping experience

  • Ability to work independently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook), Great Plains software a plus

  • Experience with Use tax desired

  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written communication ability

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Salary: $15.00 - $22.00 / Hourly

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Posted: February 18, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 01302-9502857810

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance