Career as an Accounts Payable Clerk
An Accounts Payable Clerk pays a company's bills on time and makes sure the company is being billed the proper amounts. Accounts payable clerks usually receive, open and log invoices, as well as get approval to pay invoices from department heads when necessary. They typically have knowledge of general accounting and budgeting. Accounts Payable Clerks generally work for accounting firms or organizations' accounting departments, coordinating various accounts payable functions on behalf of their organization. Their duties include, among others, performing data entry, handling customer inquiries, preparing financial statements and performing vendor maintenance. In all tasks, these clerks must maintain a high degree of accuracy. Employers often encourage accounting clerks to make process improvements to make their job more efficient, and these clerks must follow their company's procedures and guidelines, as well as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).