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Robert Half International Accounts Payable Specialist in San Jose, California


The Accounts Payable Specialist’s core responsibilities are to effectively perform the daily operations of the Company’s full cycle accounts payable processes, perform month-end cutoff procedures, and ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and integrity of financial data in a high volume, fast paced environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Monitor the Accounts Payable inbox on a daily basis to ensure that all invoices and other vendor communication are properly addressed.

Match invoices to purchase orders and receivers/packing slips in procurement system.

Input invoices into company’s ERP system and ensure invoices are recorded to the proper GL account and project in the proper accounting period.

Ensure invoices and expense reports have the proper documentation and approvals in accordance with the company’s purchasing policy.

Prepare and perform semi-monthly check runs and electronic payments (ACH, Wires).

Maintain accurate vendor master records in the procurement and ERP systems, including obtaining approval to add new vendors, updating vendor contact and payment information.

Obtain vendor statements, or correspondence, at quarter-end and determine accruals for unbilled services and/or goods received but not invoiced, to ensure proper period cutoff.

Assess, track and report state sales use tax liability.

Responsible for maintaining all accounts payable records and files.

Maintain vendor Form W-9s and assist with preparation of year-end 1099s.

Assist with other ad-hoc requests and projects as needed.


College degree in Accounting or Finance

5+ years of experience in the accounts payable function, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry with Solid understanding of US GAAP

Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills

Proactive in identifying issues and takes the initiative to identify solutions

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Technologically savvy and able to learn new software quickly

Intermediate-to-Advanced Excel skills

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. From accounting clerks and bookeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we provide you with access to exciting career opportunities. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

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Salary: $28.00 - $32.00 / Hourly

Location: San Jose, CA

Date Posted: October 16, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00420-9502728528

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance