Accounts Payable Accountant

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Accounts Payable Accountant
Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Finance

Position Purpose:
This position is responsible for overseeing the disbursement of payments to approved vendor invoices. Key aspects of the position are the accepting or rejecting of check request packages, the proper coding of the expenses for financial reporting and LM-2 reporting, and the maintenance of vendor information and relations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Oversees all the accounts payable functions.
  • Responsible for executing the Accounts Payable Procedures.
  • Reviews expense reimbursement requests and check requests packages.
  • Secures all W-9’s from vendors.
  • Approve or reject all payment requests based on documentation completeness.
  • Codes and verifies all payment requests with proper account numbers for financial reporting and LM-2 reporting requirements.
  • Ensures paid disbursements are recorded in the system with descriptive data.
  • Reviews and maintains all computerized vendor accounts and information.
  • Analyzes computer data for the purpose of analysis of disbursements.
  • Analyzes monthly Labor Management reports and cash disbursements; codes as appropriate and notifies Staff Accountant of any needed reclassifications.
  • Verifies 1099 and supplies all absent social security numbers on Federal ID numbers at year-end.
  • Make bank deposits.
  • Prepare payroll checks for disbursement and maintain check disbursement log.
  • Produce checks for Counties and PASC, as needed.
  • Assists in researching items for audits, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Monitors and directs work of Accounts Payable Accountant.
  • Runs miscellaneous computer reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.

High school graduate or equivalent and at least 2 to 4 years of experience working in a fast paced AlP environment, or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of modem office operations and procedures.
  • Ability to complete and pass a typing test with a minimum of 35 wpm.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers using accounting software or other software including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Test required.

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Employees must recognize that working in the labor movement is tough, demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours that may necessitate overtime. Some travel may be required.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:
This position reports to the Lead Accountant, Controller or designee.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@seiu2015.org.

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