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Accounts Payable Analyst - I

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Knows and applies fundamental accounting concepts, practices and procedures. Works under moderate supervision performing a variety of assigned tasks that include reviewing, analyzing and processing invoices for NAL purchased materials and services for payment. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to preform assignments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Analyzes and processes invoices for NAL purchased materials and services for payment
2. Audits and reconciles payments for assigned vendors prior to funding in the weekly check-run
3. Vouchers invoices into Accounts Payable system
4. Processes employee expense reports for payment
5. Performs research to resolve discrepancies and disputes with vendor billings
6. Audits invoices for accuracy, obtains appropriate approval, and processes for payment
7. Communicates with internal personnel to determine root cause of vendor discrepancies
8. Interacts with various outside vendors to resolve open issues
9. Performs daily and month-end reconciliations of accounts payable sub-ledger to general ledger
10. Coordinates month-end vouchering of non-invoice expenses
11. Reviews non-PO and freight invoices, and processes for payment
12. Performs reconciliations and analyses of vendor accounts and A/P general ledger accounts
13. Prepares summaries and reports of vendor accounts and A/P general ledger accounts
14. Analyzes past payments for pricing consistency and overall payment accuracy relative to receipts
15. Provides training of department personnel on accounts payable processes and systems
16. Monitors the payables processes insuring consistency in their application
17. Makes recommendations for enhancements to departmental policies and procedures
18. Supports continuous improvement of departmental processes to insure effectiveness and efficiency
19. Performs other duties as assigned



1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or a related discipline, plus 0 to 2 years of experience in accounting, business, or a related function.
2. Strong skills and abilities in the following areas:
a) Business software packages, including MS Office 365 with a proficiency in Excel
b) Organizational and planning skills
c) Mathematical and analytical skills with attention to detail
d) Written and verbal communications skills

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 4701

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur