March 26, 2010, Newsletter Issue #122: Accounts Payable Job Description

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The accounts payable clerk is responsible for the day-to-day data entry to update vendor accounts and pay company bills. It is a clerical position that requires attention to detail, accounting software know-how, manual dexterity/keyboard skills, and a figure aptitude. An accounts payable clerk is defined as a clerical position. Some of the job duties and responsibilities this position may perform include: data entry, receive invoices, preparing payment vouchers, stamps invoices with accounts payable stamp, places account code information on invoices, updates vendor accounts, post bills/invoices to accounts payable ledger, obtain approval on bill payment, pay bills, write checks, reports input errors to a/p accountant. They also monitor subledger accounts for accuracy with general ledger a/p accounts.

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