Accounts Payable Specialist

Sparkfun Electronics Niwot , CO 80544

Posted 3 weeks ago

About SparkFun

SparkFun Electronics is an open source e-retailer focused on making embedded electronics accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. SparkFun was instrumental in creating the Open Source movement and remains a leader dedicated to making it more commonplace. We strive to educate, encourage, and supply our customers in all things electronic.

In 2003, CU student Nate Seidle shorted a programmer in his dorm room and, in lieu of a way to order easy replacements, decided to start his own company. Since then, SparkFun has been committed to sustainably helping our world achieve electronics literacy from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. No matter your vision, SparkFuns products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. Were here to help you start something.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

About the Department

SparkFuns Accounting Team is integral to SparkFuns success by ensuring we maintain financial wellness. This team ensures financial information and reports are accurate and true reflections of the organization to aid Sr. Leadership in making strategic decisions. This department is composed of talented and dedicated employees who work hard, are ready to learn, and hungry for more.

About SparkFun's Next A/P Specialist

Specifically, this person would maintain the accounting and controls for all outgoing funds. This position works closely with the Accounts Receivable Specialist, Credit Specialist, Accounting Manager, purchasing department staff, and has moderate contact with vendors. This position will be called upon to provide feedback on internal controls and process improvements.


Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures proper documentation/verification and recording of invoices in the financial software
  • Prepares checks, initiates wire transfers and ACH payments to vendors
  • Makes timely updates of liabilities and payments to the financial software
  • Analyzes accounts and prepares reconciliations as needed
  • Prepares ad hoc reports as needed
  • Resolves invoice discrepancies
  • Maintains records and vendor files
  • Corresponds with vendors and responds to any queries
  • Adheres to daily and weekly cycles and assists in month end closing

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Meets deadlines, exercises strong organizational and prioritization skills, and demonstrates a high level of attention to detail
  • Works on an individual and team basis to provide timely and accurate reporting of information
  • Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Proficient and accurate at data entry
  • Has good communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Is able to maintain confidentiality

Additional Skills (not required, or preferred, just bonus skills):

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency with Excel and Intacct (PayPal would be awesome)
  • Experience reconciling accounts
  • Knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures in A/P (and/or A/R)
  • Customer service skills
  • Technically adept


SparkFun Benefits & Perks

SparkFun Electronics offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to several perks. In regards to benefits, we offer medical, dental, and vision. And, we offer a 401k match, disability, life insurance, and PTO/Sick Time.

SparkFun offers many perks, including but not limited to a dog-friendly workplace, professional development opportunities, an on-site fitness center, lunch and learns, and internal classes to learn from fellow Funions!

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