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Robert Half Accounts Payable Specialist in Niles, Illinois

Description Robert Half is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist for a client in the northern suburbs. The Accounts Payable Specialist reports to the Controller. The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for:

• Process and post all vendor bills to corresponding ledger code in accounting system

• Manage AP inbox, download/record the invoices/Bills in the ERP and start the approval process and fulfill payments upon due date

• Process ad-hoc payment requests and weekly check runs by initiating ACH, Wire and check payments that come due.

• Contact all vendors to request account statements, reconcile all transactions/bills and send weekly remittances after posting the payments.

• Update weekly and monthly AP activity reports

• Manage online accounts and make online payments for vendors that offer online account management platforms.

• Post all bills in accounting system for previous month by the 5th business day of the next month so management can close the previous period.

• Assist in reconciling bank statements near end of each month

• Assist Accounting team in the preparation of general ledger account reconciliations in relation to the month end close.

• General usage knowledge of American express portal & Concur portal.

• Upload CSV files to bank for ACH payments and check runs

• Download Employee credit card expense reports, post expenses and schedule payments on a monthly basis

• Processing commissions schedules and make payments to sales reps monthly

• Understand the AP function and how it impacts the business operations as a whole

• Maintain good relationship with vendors, accepting phone calls and assisting callers with payment allocation

Successful Accounts Payable Specialist will have:

• Associate degree or higher in Accounting. AP experience will be considered in lieu of education.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Based ERP systems /Business central/ Navision

• Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP brand knowledge.

• 3 + years of Accounts Payable experience

• Advanced Microsoft Excel & Office user (Excel skills assessment may be given).

• Proven written and oral communication skills.

• Experience working in a deadline driven business is a plus

• Professional references who can speak to your Accounts Payable and organizing skills

If interested, please call Brian Keating at 331-264-5688. Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • D365 experience preferred

  • Proficiency in 3 Way Matching

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • AA or BS/BA degree in Accounting, Business or similar preferred

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, especially when interacting with those in the technical and financial backgrounds

  • 3+ years of experience in an A/P role preferred

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