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Robert Half Accounts Payable Lead in PORTLAND, Oregon


Robert Half is seeking an accomplished Accounts Payable Lead for a long-term contract role with one of our large retail clients! The Accounts Payable Lead is an involved position, and candidates with EDI and large company ($500M+ annual revenue) experience are encouraged to apply.


Responsible for Full-Cycle Accounts Payable processing including examining, verifying and reconciling a variety of transactions. Daily matching and posting large volume of purchase orders/packing slips to vendor invoices in retail management software.

  • Ensure discounts and timely payments of vendor invoices by setting them up for weekly check runs.

  • Research, resolve and communicate and discrepancies or outstanding balances on vendor accounts, including telephone, mail or email correspondence.

  • Reconciles monthly statements.

  • Implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines.

  • Manages monthly closing of AP records.

  • Maintains AP files and year-end files.

  • Perform any other related duties and assignments as required.


  • Degree in Accounting preferred. A minimum of five years’ experience or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  • Must be familiar working in a high volume and inventory-intensive environment.

  • A thorough understanding of a three way matching system (purchase order, receiving and packing list) is required.

  • Experience in Retalix or Oracle Software a plus.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, analytical and account reconciliation skills.

  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, Internet savvy and 10-key proficient.

  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner.

  • Ability to work with vendors and employees at all levels of the organization promptly and professionally.

  • Knowledge and ability to place a high emphasis and maintain controls surrounding financial reporting as pertains to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures) and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures).

  • Exercises good judgment; makes decisions in logical and rational manner; demonstrates “common sense", practical and stays cool under pressure.

  • Ability to gather facts, analyze problems in depth and break down into components.

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