Accounts payable clerk positions are often entry-level, although many firms prefer at least some previous experience. Candidates for these roles should have strong communication, customer service and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is expected; familiarity with additional software programs is valued. Companies expect a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Typical duties of an accounts payable clerk
- Matching, batching, coding and entering invoices
- Entering, posting and reconciling batches
- Researching and resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues with customers or vendors
- Updating and reconciling sub-ledger to the general ledger
- Maintaining cash applications, account reconciliations, chargebacks