AP Accounting Specialist

Minneapolis, MN 55429

Industry: Accounting Job Number: 3691 Division: Advent Office

Job Description

Advent Talent Group is seeking a contract-to-hire Accounts Payable Accounting Specialist for a non-profit organization in Brooklyn Park, MN, that invests in leadership programs and activities for youth! If you have bookkeeping or accounting experience and want to work for a mission-driven organization, read on and apply!

Overview & Perks
  • Full-time – $50–$53K/year plus great benefits
  • Brooklyn Park, MN – Hybrid
  • Opportunity to work for a well-known nonprofit organization that invests in youth leadership programs
  • Mission-driven environment committed to diversity and building lasting partnerships

Advent Talent Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Advent Talent Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

Responsibilities Include:
The AP Accounting Specialist promotes department efficiency through processing accounts payable and performing account analysis, along with other miscellaneous accounting functions. Specific duties include:
  • Processing accounts payable using SAP, including vendor invoices, employee reimbursements and internal check requests
  • Processing printed checks, Positive Pay checks and ACH payments on a regular basis
  • Forwarding incoming statements and invoices to budget managers for approval, coding and follow-up
  • Reviewing invoices' assigned account coding, ensuring consistency and compliance with approved budgets
  • Maintaining AP vendor files, managing vendor onboarding and preparing and sending vendor correspondence
  • Performing accounting analysis duties, including preparing for monthly reconciliations
  • Conducting general accounting duties, including maintaining the listing of stale checks and documenting and re-issuing void checks
  • Training staff on SAP Concur invoice processing
  • Assisting other finance staff, responding to information requests and obtaining AP documents from across the organization
  • Suggesting process improvements and upholding standard procedures owned by the finance department
  • Other accounting support duties as requested

Qualifications Include:
  • 2+ years of experience in bookkeeping or light accounting
  • Strong knowledge of Accounts Payable functions, including cash disbursements, check printing and ACH payments
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, including the ability to investigate and solve problems effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Advanced skills in accounting software and data management systems, including SAP
  • Great relationship-building skills with both internal and external colleagues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with confidential information
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and make effective decisions
  • Associate's Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP Concur invoice processing and/or Positive Pay check systems a plus

*Please note: Client employer requires applicants to pass a credit check before hiring 

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