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Accounts Payable Clerk

Company: Learning Resources
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Learning Resources: We are Learning Resources, and we have been helping parents and teachers build generations of amazing kids since 1984. Voted one of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in 2020, we're a 150-person strong, family-owned company dedicated to helping kids learn through play with our award-winning products, including Toy of the Year winners Tumble Trax, Botley the Coding Robot, and Coding Critters. From ABCs and 123s to fine motor and STEM skills, our educational toys offer kids the building blocks they need to succeed in school and develop a lifelong love of learning. Position Description: The Account Payable Clerk position is accountable for verifying and communicating to Vendors and Approvers for proper invoices and payments approval, processing payments in a timely manner to ensure accuracy. He/she also reviews expenses reports and communicate to ensure accuracy and following company T&E policy and maintain Petty Cash record as monthly basic. Scope of Responsibilities: * Match supplier invoices to previously authorized purchase orders, proof of receipt or managers authorization. * Obtain payment approval for non - inventory invoices. * Follow up on invoices that are being held by approvers. * Validate provided GL account if necessary; consult with Accounting Manager if GL does not look right. * Pay supplier invoices in the timely manner. * Reconcile suppliers' statements and resolve discrepancies. * Verify for accuracy and process expense reports, follow up with approving managers on errors, policy violations or delays in processing. * Run monthly commission reports, follow up with sales managers and pay to outside sales rep. in the timely. * Create new suppliers, maintain suppliers' information, collect W-9. * Issue annual 1099 reports. * Filling and helping departments for tracking detail invoices for specific payments. Requirements/Preferences: * 2-3 years in prior AP experience * Ability to organize as well as prioritize tasks daily/weekly and monthly * Good communication skills, ability to resolve issues with suppliers and approving managers * Intermediate Excel skills, comfortable to use computer base accounting software * Basic accounting knowledge and understanding of charts of accounts * Able to handle sensitive or confidential documents and information * Able to act to inquiries to help month to month closing Ideal attributes: * Accurate, patient and detail oriented * Honest, trusted to work with cash * Ability to work under pressure and quickly switch between tasks Physical Demands: * Standing - up to 20% of the time * Sitting - up to 80% of the time We are a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer. Please note: This role will be filled by our internal recruitment team, so no assistance is needed from any outside staffing agency at this time.

Keywords: Learning Resources, Arlington Heights , Accounts Payable Clerk, Other , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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