Accounting Specialist / Accounts Payable

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

Kennedy Jenks is an employee-owned firm providing engineering and scientific solutions for innovative water and environmental projects since 1919. We deliver exceptional service and highly qualified professional staff to solve the unique challenges of public agencies and private industry clients across the United States.

We are seeking an Accounts Payable clerk. This position provides general accounting, clerical and technical assistance. In this role, you will code and enter vendor and sub consultant invoices, process expense reports and check for accuracy, approvals and policy adherence. You will investigate and resolve vendor billing errors as well as answer employee and vendor questions. You may produce memos or emails on engineering accounting questions, client billing, invoices, contracts and reconciliation of accounts. You may assist the payroll department as needed. This position includes clerical functions such as filing, copying, data entry and preparation of reports.


  • Review, validate, code, input and post incoming vendor invoices in Accounts Payable

  • Review, validate, code and check for FAR (Allowable) of employee expense reports.

  • Prioritize and process payments of Employee Expense, Vendor Invoice and Sub consultant bills on a weekly basis

  • Respond to all vendor inquiries; Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies

  • Maintain files/documentation thoroughly and accurately.

  • Work with the A/R team member to reconcile variances that occur in the application of cash

  • Set up new projects, make transfers of employee billable hours and/or expenses, and open and close projects, phases and tasks in company system.

  • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements.

  • Assist in month end closing

  • Annual 1099 maintenance & assist in reporting

  • Assist payroll as needed

  • Perform special clerical duties for the Controller and others.


  • Two years of related experience as an accounting clerk, specialist or coordinator; AP experience is a plus

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance is a plus

  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel

  • Experience with BST or other project based accounting software is a plus

As an employee-owned firm, Kennedy Jenks offers a unique company culture with a corporate commitment to maintaining a positive work/life experience. Kennedy Jenks provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Kennedy Jenks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Accounting Specialist / Accounts Payable

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants