Accounts Payable Associate

General Summary
Responsible for:
Payment for merchandise purchased
Generating other assigned wire transfer requests
Payment of assigned other invoices
Creating assigned general ledger journal entries
Reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts
Performing assigned functions within the JDA inventory system
Duties and Responsibilities ( Essential Functions)
1. Audits and processes payments to foreign and domestic merchandise vendors
a. Ensures payment deductions as approved (RTV or other situations as approved by Merchandising and department
b. Audit payment to purchase order and shipping documentation from freight forwarder
2. Requests assigned other wire transfer requests and ensures appropriate support is attached
3. Acts as the primary point of contact for Merchandising, Buying Agents and/or Vendors regarding payment/other information requests
4. Provides back up support for other Account Payable department functions .as assigned
5. Prepares and enters assigned general ledger journal entries
6. Prepares general ledger account reconciliations to appropriate supporting documentation
7. Processes other invoice types as assigned
8. Provides a variety of support to JDA: vendor maintenance, processing of Key Shop non-saleable, over/short processing, drop ship receiving, etc.
9. Recommends and implements methods to improve workflow
10. Documents desktop procedures
Skills and Abilities
1. Attention to detail is critical
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
3. Excellent organization skills
4. Customer service skills when dealing with Merchandising, Buying Agents, Warehouse, Home Office and Vendor Contacts
5. Dependable, independent, quick learner with problem solving skills
6. Ability to provide worth-while recommendations for process improvements
7. Ability to work in fast-paced retail environment with ever-changing conditions
8. Excellent Microsoft Excel and Outlook skills
Education and Experience
1. Minimum - Associates Degree in either
or Finance
2. Minimum of 1-3 years' experience in accounting or accounts payable
3. Lawson Financial
experience preferred
Working Conditions
Normal, no adverse or hazardous conditions

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