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Robert Half Accounts Payable Specialist in La Mesa, California


We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Accounts Payable Specialist to join our team on a contract or contract-to-hire basis. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing and processing all aspects of accounts payable, ensuring timely and accurate payments, and maintaining strong vendor relationships. This role requires a high level of accuracy, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and verify invoices and check requests

  • Sort, code, and match invoices

  • Set invoices up for payment

  • Enter and upload invoices into the system

  • Track expenses and process expense reports

  • Prepare and perform check runs

  • Reconcile accounts payable transactions

  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date

  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues

  • Maintain vendor files

  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries

  • Assist with month-end closing

  • Provide supporting documentation for audits


  • Proven working experience as an Accounts Payable Specialist or similar role

  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles

  • Proven ability to calculate, post, and manage accounting figures and financial records

  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers

  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software

  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred

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