Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts payable specialists ensure payment of a company’s bills and invoices. They work alongside other professionals in the accounting or finance department and produce bookkeeping and financial transaction records for accountants and auditors to use at tax time.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Reconciling payable reports monthly to confirm the accuracy

  • Maintaining petty cash accounts

  • Paying sales tax on invoices and make not of each tax payment made

  • Keeping track of credits owed to the company

National average salary: $17.80 per hour

Read more: Learn About Being a Accounts Payable Specialist

Having a strong and eye-catching accounts payable resume is an essential part of the job process. In this article, we’ll share two accounts payable resume samples, as well as best practices for your own resume.

Cody Fredrickson
Chicago IL | (123) 456-7891 |
Organized and efficient Accounts Payable Specialist with 3+ years of demonstrated experience maintaining accurate records and communicating efficiently with vendors.
Aug '10-May '12
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
TRADELOT, Accounts Payable Specialist
Jul '19 - Current
  • Code and perform data entry for 100+ invoices daily
  • Check accuracy of inventory against purchase orders monthly
  • Prepare and approve vendor checks, maintaining detailed records of all transactions in Excel
  • Communicate extensively with upper management and vendors on payments, invoice errors, and any account questions
CRANE & JENKINS, Accounts Payable Clerk
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Checked invoices for accuracy and inputted information into Great Plains software
  • Prepared checks, including receiving signatures from management, and sent to proper vendor
  • Collaborated with vendors on invoice errors, maintaining excellent customer service reputation for company
  • Bookkeeper Certification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Great Plains
  • 10-key
Sofia Flores
Houston TX | (123) 456-7891 |
Seasoned Accounts Payable Specialist and CPA with 15+ years of experience efficiently processing invoices and ensuring timely and accurate vendor payments.
Aug '08-Dec '12
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
RETAIL OCEAN, Accounts Payable Coordinator
Jul '19 - Current
  • Approve 150+ invoices daily and perform data entry in Dynamics GP
  • Process employee expense reports and ensure payment is correct
  • Collaborate with vendors on invoice accuracy and prepare vendor checks weekly
CLOUD CLEARWATER, Accounts Payable Specialist
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Coded and batched invoices daily
  • Managed petty cash and company credit cards
  • Bookkeeper Certification
  • QuickBooks

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