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Senior Account Clerk

Company: ACT, Inc.
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewACT 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 !ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Account Clerk Accounts Payable is responsible for proficient and accurate processing of vendor payments, employee expense reports and other financial recordkeeping and auditing tasks in compliance with company policies and procedures producing high quality output. The position involves working as part of a team in a fast-paced, high volume accounting department and providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers.Typical work-related activities include:

  • Audit payment requests for accuracy and compliance with established standards and procedures including approval authorization and coding. Proactively resolve discrepancies.
  • Perform data entry related to the Accounts Payable function, including automated import of invoices and maintenance of Excel spreadsheets.
  • 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 entriesQualificationsEducation:
    • 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 acquiredExperience:
      • 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:
        • Basic knowledge of accounts payable and accounting systems, including terminology
        • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
        • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills including both written and verbal communications
        • Ability to:
        • accurately process transactions in a fast paced, high-volume, deadline driven environment with frequent interruptions
        • analyze and problem solve invoice issues quickly and with a high level of quality
        • understand how processes connect, being comfortable with ambiguity and continual process transformation
        • manage, organize and prioritize work with good time management skills
        • work well in a team environment and independently
        • carefully follow written and verbal instructions and use good judgement to seek additional clarification
        • take initiative and proactively remedy obstaclesJob LocationsUS-IA-Iowa CityPosted Date5 days ago(1/8/2020 10:31 AM)Job ID2019-1665of Openings1CategoryFinance (FI)TravelNo Travel RequiredACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Keywords: ACT, Inc., Iowa City , Senior Account Clerk, Accounting, Auditing , Iowa City, Iowa

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