Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for the preparation of timely and
accurate financial information by performing critical general ledger
reconciliations and audits of financial documents.
JOB MAGNITUDE (Annualized):
Total Company ABC Staff: 1,000
Total Budget $60M
Accounts Receivable Accountant reports to the Manager of Finance.
are no subordinates reporting to this position.
NATURE OF WORK AND JOB SCALE:
various periodic and ad hoc financial and statistical reports for internal and
external consumption. Attains, analyzes, interprets, and reviews financial and
prepare the year-end audit and helps the auditors as required by the Accounts
relief for the Accounts Payable Manager as required.
the department on committees and provides expertise to committees as requested
by the Manager
respond effectively and efficiently to rapid growth and change to the structure
of ABC. Must continually identify, evaluate, plan and prioritize workload with
Freedom to Act:
under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
within the guidelines of ABC's polices and procedures.
freedom to plan, act and make decisions within the job parameters.
Manager is informed and consulted for major issues and decisions.
occasionally with managers at all levels in the organization in order to obtain
and provide information regarding expense coding and document discrepancies.
contacts include suppliers, auditors, financial institutions and brokers.
the Manager prepare financial and statistical reports by reconciling and
auditing the general ledger and other accounts payable financial documents.
ABC’s assets by auditing account data, reviewing accounting reports and
identifying and reporting variances.
no physical exertion beyond the normal office environment. Moderate physical
stamina is required certain during periods like year-end when overtime is
is minimal risk of accident or exposure to illness.
a high degree of visual concentration for reviewing and compiling large
quantities of paper and computer based data from many sources. There is a
regular need for moderate attention to hearing for gathering information.
considerable internal deadline pressures. Interruptions to work flow are
of a recognized accounting program with a minimum of three years experience or
an equivalent combination of relevant post secondary education and experience.
with a complex integrated financial system
to exercise sound judgment with significant attention to detail
to adapt to changing environments
working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
verbal and written communication skills.
interpersonal skills. Required to work with all management levels.
working knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles.