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Robert Half Accounts Payable Clerk in Menlo Park, California


Robert Half is hiring a contact to permanent Accounts Payable Clerk (or Specialist) to join a client's team in Menlo Park, CA. This role reports into the AP Manager and you will receive training - entry level candidates interested in a career in accounting are encouraged to apply!

The Accounts Payable Specialist works with a team sharing responsible for the full cycle accounts payable operations for job supplies, equipment and materials and maintaining accurate vendor information.

How you get to contribute:

• Route and review invoices for proper approvals and coding and verify accuracy and completeness of documentation and process invoices.

• Follow up on any, errors and discrepancies and invoices not returned on time

• Set up new vendors, request W-9 and follow up and update vendor maintenance information

• Check purchase orders, packing slips, and other applicable back up for invoices

• Assemble and process approved invoices and disbursement requests on the AP Batch Invoice transmittal

• Print and send out approved checks for release and maintain e-file checks and reports

• Monthly reconciliation of vendor statement and clear any outstanding invoices and checks

• Respond promptly to inquiries from vendors and other departments

• Other duties, as needed


Required Job Skills:

• Excellent organizational skills

• Team oriented and able to work with complex systems

• Attention to detail and accuracy for all work

• Ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and work independently

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

Computer Skills and Experience:

• Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

• Must operate 10-key by touch and enter data quickly and accurately

• Previous experience with accounting system is helpful

Education and Experience:

• Minimum AA degree in accounting

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