Lead Accounts Payable Specialist

    • Philadelphia, PA

Lead Accounts Payable Specialist
Fort Washington, PA
Pay Rate: $25/hr.
6 Month Contract-to-hire

The Lead Accounts Payable Specialist acts as the single individual responsible for the accuracy of supplier payments and of the accounts payable function. Responsibilities include timely execution of the payment process, accurate entry of invoices into the Oracle Payables ERP system, and prepare, review and reconcile accounting reports. The Lead Accounts Payable Specialist achieves this objective by working with company's employees, suppliers, manufacturing reps and consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Enter new suppliers into the Oracle ERP system including W9 information, contact information, banking information, and tax information.

Review invoices received from suppliers (paper or electronic). Forward invoices to approver and follow-up if necessary. Enter approved invoices in the Oracle Accounts Payable ERP system.

Execute payment runs including payment file transfers to bank, check printing, positive pay file processing, and manual wire payments.

Other duties include complete daily cash schedules, process employee expense reports, petty cash control and reconciliation, administer company PCard program, assist employees with PCard questions and issues, support accounting department team members as needed, and other duties as necessary.

Suggest and implement enhancements to accounts payable function including but not limited to increasing functionality of the Oracle Accounts Payable system, increasing electronic payment usage (ACH and Card), enhancing paperless approval of invoices and increasing paperless storage of invoices and accounting documents.

Train Accounts Payable Backup - provide training to ensure payment run processing and accounts payable duties can be completed during an absence.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking ability and independent work skills
  • Maintain confidentiality when required
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Accounts Payable systems, Oracle Payables experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

Education and Experience:
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Associates Degree in accounting or equivalent work experience


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