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Accounts Payable Specialist

Company: Center for Transforming Lives
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

_For more than one hundred years, the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) has given participants and their families the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. Each year, CTL works with over 3,000 people from more than 1,000 families in Tarrant County to provide comprehensive services no matter where they are on their journey from poverty to prosperity. CTL's services are trauma-informed, two-generational, and incorporate best practices rooted in nationally backed research to ensure women and children achieve long-term success._Center for Transforming Lives has an immediate opening in our Finance & Accounting department for an Accounts Payable Specialist .Come be a part of an innovative team that is 'building better futures' by doing 'whatever it takes' to create success for women and children experiencing homelessness through an 'in her shoes' approach. The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the completion of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks related to processing and proper recording and record-keeping of accounts payable transactions. This role effectively communicates with vendors and internal departments, so that timely payments and expenses are captured accurately. RESPONSIBILITIES Works collaboratively with the accounting department staff and other relevant staff to carry out daily, monthly, and annual tasks of accounting, and related support systems. Effectively communicates matters of significance and business impact to the Lead Staff Accountant and CFO immediately when identified; and communicates regularly, professionally, and timely with CTL personnel and volunteers about assigned accounting or operations responsibilities. Apply knowledge of CTL accounts payable and related expense policies and procedures, and related supporting documents in the function of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual responsibilities. Accounts Payable processing and reconciliation. Ensuring that timely payments are made for any vendor issuing an invoice/bill, via check or online Have contact with various vendors who provide supporting documentation via email, mail, or phone Allocate expenses properly to departments and grants, so that budgeting and billing is reflected accurately Know the CTL policies, approval limits, and supporting documentation required for purchases Reconcile credit card transactions; have contact with card holders for any discrepancies File maintenance for all AP payment documentation Annual support of the CFO in the budget process; gather expense detail for CTL departments and the audit and single audit process Provide backup support to the Lead Staff Accountant for AP processing and the Billing Specialist for grant billing Maintain relationships with departments to ensure timely bills are paid and continuously seek efficiency improvements in the AP processes Provide support to CTL staff who are new and or developing competencies or experiencing challenges with coding and approval processes. Maintain awareness of trends and best practices and is proactive in continually acquiring knowledge in fields related to non-profit accounting. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum of successful completion of Intermediate Accounting I and II on a track to obtain a bachelor's degree in accounting or 2 years of experience in a similar position required. Demonstrated knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable concepts and accounting rules. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting principles such as debits, credits, account reconciliations, and matching requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial software. Ability to troubleshoot difficult tasks within an accounting system using software support available. Ability to create and maintain effective and organized filing systems for various accounting documents.Competitive compensation and benefits; wage commensurate with experience and education. Please consider applying by including your resume with salary requirements in your application.For more information, please visit . If you are ready to be part of a team that is transforming the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty in Tarrant County, please apply today.Center for Transforming Lives is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and participates in E-Verify.Job Type: Full-timePay: $19.50 - $22.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurancePhysical setting: OfficeSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday OvertimeWork Location: One location

Keywords: Center for Transforming Lives, Fort Worth , Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Worth, Texas

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