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Accounts Payables and Purchase Order Specialist

Contract-to-Hire:  $22-25/hour

If you offer experience with accounts payables and purchase order processing, you may be interested in this contract-to-hire job opportunity in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This job is full-time and onsite.  In this role, you will report to the AP Supervisor. (Visit Talent Strategy website for additional jobs with this client that include AP Specialist, Card Expense Specialist, and Lead Accounting Analyst)

Job Summary:

Work with business areas to organize purchase orders and purchase requisitions. Facilitate procurement of materials, goods, and supplies. Perform accounting and related clerical tasks pertaining to the maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. Research issues that cause delays and propose solutions and improvements. Work to resolve unprocessed Purchase Order issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process and review all purchase order requests on a timely basis and submit to suppliers
  • Obtain approvals and all supporting documents related purchase order requests
  • Communicate, follow up and resolve open issues with functional area purchasing
  • Process Goods Receipts in Oracle and maintain the PO/GR Tracker
  • Send payment requests to parent company when required
  • Communicate with vendors on behalf of parent company
  • Ensure that intercompany payment process is completed each month and reconcile any open invoices to goods receipts with foreign counterparts
  • Resolve payment disputes with internal and external vendors to ensure on-going relationships with no disruption in goods or services
  • Maintains new supplier setup and 1099s
  • Assist with monthly bank reconciliations for multiple accounts with multiple banks
  • Create/Maintain payables accrual each month according to month-end schedule

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting is preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience
  • Experience processing purchase orders
  • Experience with intercompany billing processes is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Prior ERP experience, with Oracle preferred
  • Excellent written, and verbal communications skills needed
  • Travel to Illinois office 1-2 times a year


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