Accounts Payable Specialist - Req. 1901049

Raymond James Southfield , MI 48086

Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Summary:

Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to maintain Accounts Payable supplier master data. Guidance is provided to perform moderately complex accounting functions requiring evaluation, originality and ingenuity to locate, select and apply appropriate procedures, processes and techniques to specific assignments. Recommends solutions to moderately complex problems. Regular contact with internal customers and external contacts is required to identify research and resolve problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains supplier records including location, sale/use tax, 1099data, and banking information.

  • Reviews requests and establish new posting accounts and deal codes.

  • Establishes and maintains financial approval limits in accounting system per company policy.

  • Reviews and processes requests to establish credit with suppliers, including senior management approval.

  • Audits work completed by department associates to assure accuracy.

  • Reviews voided AP payments, and reverse/delete/transfer voided payments that will not be reissued.

  • Analyzes general ledger accounts to identify unusual or irregular transactions.

  • Maintains functional area procedures, and current knowledge of policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Intermediate accounting concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Accrual based accounting practices.

  • Operations and systems of assigned functional area.

  • Fundamental project management tools, techniques and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Identifying and resolving system and operational issues.

  • Identifying unusual transaction and accounting discrepancies.

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, electronic communication, and spreadsheets.

Ability to:

  • Make routine decisions and solve moderately complex accounting problems.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Identify and recommend changes for process improvements to increase efficiency in processing or analyzing financial information.

  • Interpret and apply policies and recommend changes as appropriate.

  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all organizational levels.

  • Work independently, as well as, collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Provide a high level of customer service. Handle inquiries and problem resolution with a strong sense of urgency.

Educational/Previous Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of (2) years Accounting experience in preparing and analyzing financial information, including some project management.


  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience approved by Human Resources.


  • None Required.
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