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Accounts payable clerks oversee a company's financial expenditures as opposed to its income. They manage payroll, general bookkeeping, accounts payable and sometimes accounts receivable.
No, as an accounts payable clerk, you don't need to be a CPA. However, you can add to your credentials by applying to the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) or the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
An accounts payable clerk is in charge of making payments to vendors, employees, tax authorities and anyone else the company owes money to. An accounts receivable clerk monitors and receives payments for goods and services purchased from the company and applies these payments to clients' accounts.
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