• Senior Account Clerk, Accounts Payable

    Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 6:14 PM)
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  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!


    This position performs a variety of complex financial record keeping and auditing tasks related to the Accounts Payable function, working both independently and as part of a team in a high volume accounting department.


    Typical work-related activities include:


    • Audit payment requests for accuracy and compliance with established standards and procedures including approval authorization and coding. Resolve discrepancies.
    • Perform data entry related to the Accounts Payable function, including automated import of invoices.
    • Audit team member expense reports for compliance with ACT policies and applicable regulations.
    • Open, print, sort and electronically route and track invoices that come in through the mail.
    • Investigate and follow up on vendor inquiries and issues via phone or email.
    • Assist with month end closing process including preparing and entering journal entries




    • High school diploma or equivalent; accounting coursework at college level preferred
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired



    • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in accounts payable or other relevant business areas
    • Experience using computer software including email and advanced functions with Microsoft Excel required; experience with financial systems and other Microsoft Office Products preferred.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to process invoice transactions in a fast paced deadline driven and high volume processing environment.
    • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
    • Ability to analyze and problem solve invoice issues quickly with high level of quality.
    • Ability to understand how processes connect, being comfortable with ambiguity and continual process transformation.
    • Strong ability to retain and recall information.
    • Basic knowledge of accounts payable and accounting systems, including terminology.
    • Ability to manage, organize and prioritize work with good time management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including both written and verbal communications.
    • Demonstrated customer service skills.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment and also independently.
    • Good judgement and decision making skills.


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