Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Accounts Payable
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounting Principals is working closely with a client located in Downtown Chicago, IL in search of an Accounts Payable Clerk. The Accounts Payable Clerk job is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable transactions for the responsible Division, in accordance with Corporate accounting policies and procedures. This includes receiving, matching, and inputting all payables. If you or someone you know might be interested in an Accounts Payable Clerk job, keep reading to learn how to apply!

  • Ensure receipt of approved purchase orders from the site superintendents, verify, and date stamp purchase orders
  • Match invoices with purchase orders
  • Code and input invoices into the accounting system
  • Review transactions for proper authorization, and accurately input key information pertaining to invoices into the accounting system
  • Maintain accounts payable database, file, and maintain all accounting documents, verification of vendor statements, and generate accounts payable reports as requested in assistance with month end close
  • Research and respond to both internal and external customer requests, such as answering and dealing with all trade inquiries. Make sound decisions and provide effective solutions to situations while considering relevant input and impact in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Ensure new vendor forms are signed in an appropriately and timely manner, and distributed to the appropriate staff for completion and follow up
  • Maintain Vendor detail reporting
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting as requested
  • Attend various department and interdepartmental meetings to obtain information for reporting and to provide information to other departments
  • Develop and sustain a working relationship with the accounting department and other departments within the division and throughout the organization to achieve quality results in an efficient and effective manner
  • Work closely with the Sr. Accountant in preparation of working papers for the quarterly and annual audits, as requested
  • 2-5 years of experience in related field
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Advanced Microsoft software skills and knowledge of accounting software
  • Self-starter and energetic individual
  • Team player with a “can do” attitude
If you are interested in this contract to hire Accounts Payable Clerk job in Chicago, IL or other accounting opportunities then click “apply” below and apply online at

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