Accounts Payable Specialist – Consumer Goods Industry

Accounts Payable Specialist – Consumer Goods Industry

Our well-known client in the consumer goods market is seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist to join their team.  


  • Manage the full accounts payable cycle from receipt of invoices to payment; including coding invoices, matching purchase orders, obtaining approval, and entering the invoices into the accounting system
  • Prepare batch cheque runs and foreign currency wire transfers
  • Process employee expense reports, including verification of receipts and coding (for payment through payroll)
  • Responsible for monthly accounts payable journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Track & reconcile customer/key account co-op marketing expenses & volume rebates in accordance with vendor agreements; liaise with internal account managers to ensure accuracy & completeness
  • Compile A/P summary for working capital reporting, report to corporate headquarters via intranet monthly
  • Monthly reconciliation of inter-company balances (purchases / A/P)
  • Provide executive Travel Expenses Summary to corporate headquarters  (quarterly)
  • Ensure all accounts payable policies and procedures are adhered to including travel and related expenses, vendor approval and invoice processing
  • Provide ad hoc analysis of accounts as needed
  • Investigate and resolve problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders
  • Receive, research and resolve a variety of routing internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons
  • Responsible for (imaging &) record retention of all accounts payable documents
  • Clerical duties such as handling incoming mail, general filing, and maintenance of filing and record systems
  • Partner with Assistant Controller to identify and implement process improvements
  • Assist HR/Payroll with taxable benefit calculations
  • Assist team with gathering support for all audits, including pulling documentation


  • Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with AS400 and financial software
  • Experience in currency transfer
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain accuracy is required
  • Account reconciliation

Application Instructions: 
To apply, please send a resume to Jessica Alcock at 

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Markham, ON



Categories:    Accounting and Finance   

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Accounts Payable Specialist – Consumer Goods Industry

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