Accounts payable specialists should have strong communication, problem-solving and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities. Companies expect applicants for these roles to be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel; familiarity with additional software is also valued. Candidates for these roles should have three to five years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree. Reviewing invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to processingEntering and uploading invoices into accounting softwareProcessing invoices and check requests in an accurate and timely mannerMaintaining invoice copies, purchase orders and approvalsResearching and resolving invoice discrepancies and issuesCommunicating with vendors regarding payment status, invoice requests and inquiries as neededProviding supporting documentation for auditsAssisting with month-end closingResearching and resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues with customers or vendorsUpdating and reconciling the sub-ledger to the general ledgerMaintaining cash applications, account reconciliations and chargebacks Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can help you with your accounts payable specialist staffing needs.
Accounting Functions
Accounting Software Systems
Accounts Payable (AP)
Check Processing
Data Entry
Expense Reporting
General Ledger
Great Plains (GPAC)
Salary for Accounts Payable Specialist
$45,250 - $55,750
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Accounts Payable Manager $66,000 $73,500 $91,250 Accounts Receivable Manager $66,250 $76,000 $95,500 Accounts Receivable Specialist $47,000 $52,250 $57,000 Accounts Receivable Analyst $54,000 $60,000 $67,500 Accounts Payable Analyst $51,750 $57,000 $63,000 Accounts Receivable Clerk $41,000 $45,750 $50,250 Accounts Payable Clerk $40,250 $45,000 $50,250 Billing Manager/Supervisor $53,250 $66,000 $83,250 Billing Coordinator/Specialist $40,250 $46,000 $53,750 Billing Clerk $38,500 $42,750 $47,000 Purchasing Manager – Accounting Operations $63,000 $76,250 $90,000 Inventory Analyst $43,500 $54,250 $65,250 Inventory Clerk $36,250 $41,250 $51,000
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