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AP/AR Specialist

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract
Contact: fac.rockville@hirestrategy.com

Our client is in need of an AP/AR Specialist in the Washington, DC metro area. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The AP/AR Specialist disburses petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will ensure correct approval, sorting, coding and matching of invoices/receipts.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will keep track, process and reconcile payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, statements, checks, refund requisitions etc. in compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will support logistics department with procurement of 4 million annually with an average order size of 3k/order.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will research and respond to inquiries sent to accounts payable via e-mail, phone or in-person, in accordance with service level agreements.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will conduct vendor statement reviews and obtain missing invoices and credit memos.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will escalate issues, as appropriate, to ensure outstanding customer service.
  • The AP/AR Specialist will provide general support for 1099 reporting.
  • Make daily collection calls
  • Conduct account research and analysis
  • Prepare and maintain various reports
  • Maintain an accurate aging report
  • Identify and execute the necessary process adjustments
  • Send statement to outstanding customers
  • Reconcile A/R to the G/L
  • Interact with customers to resolve outstanding issues

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of AP and/or AR experience
  • Experience with Costpoint, Great Plains, PeachTree, or another large ERP. 
  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Someone who is diligent/detailed oriented, team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision