Accounts Payable Specialist

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Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
Industry
Accounting & Auditing (Business and Financial Operations Occupations)
Job Type
Temporary
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 15.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_33950
Contact
Hennen, Grace, Spherion
Phone
608-274-6000
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Job Description

Join our international consumer products company in a temporary role! My client not only offers a progressive and high energy atmosphere, but also has a cafeteria onsite and lots of employee appreciation events! If you have prior experience in accounts payable, please apply today! The Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist will be responsible for maintaining controls over the cash disbursements by reviewing the check, EFT and wire requests for proper coding and authorization. The AP Specialist will provide customer service to internal and external customers in addition to clearing and completing assigned reconciliations on timely basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply concept of sales and use tax and ensure accuracy within SPB systems.
  • Control and review accounts payable processed to ensure timeliness and accuracy of payment.
  • Report and ensure all outgoing payments are properly authorized.
  • Process credit memos consistently, accurately and timely, according to standard procedures.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of company PO structure to ensure accurate matching.
  • Collaborate directly with vendors resolving invoice issues and discrepancies.
  • Contact other departments and/or business units to research and resolve problems.
  • Review, research and resolve GR/IR items 30 days and older.
  • Research and resolve invoices pending in workflow to allow for timely processing.
  • Make independent decisions on assigned division(s) and owns completion of activities in the respective company. 
  • Monitor outstanding checks.
  • Assist in monthly and quarter end closings. 
  • Create reports in excel and be able to analyze items.

Skills:

  • Ability to understand concepts of sales and use tax.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with VLOOKUP & Pivot tables is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures desired.
  • Individual must have strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills. 
  • Must be able to work independently while also being a self-starter with an ability to work within a team environment.
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional, positive attitude.

Qualifications:

  • Associates' Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Experience may be considered in lieu of degree 
  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years' Accounts Payable experience required
  • SAP processing experience is a plus
  • Esker processing experience is a plus


Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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